Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror  |  24 June 1998 (USA)
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Killer ants from South America that eat the flesh of people attack a small town.


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Credited cast:
Dr. Jim Conrad
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Police Chief Jeff Croy
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Dallen Gettling ...
Bob Hazzard
Scott Blount
H.E.D. Redford ...
Maynerd Perth
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A hive of South American, killer ants has been lying dormant in Alaska for ten years until seismic activity causes subterranean warming, awakening the ants. While many residents of Burley Pines, Alaska are being eaten alive, a small group races to survive and to find a way to stop the ruthless ants. Written by Greg W. Anderson

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24 June 1998 (USA)  »

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While stopping to get a map, a crew member can be seen to the right of the screen cuing the truck to brake. See more »


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We'll blow up the dam
7 October 2007 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

A swarm of ants from South America decide to over run Alaska.

Cheesy and silly from start to end. Poor animation on the ants, to begin with. Sometimes you see some actual footage of about three or four real ants: scary. Attacks are the most contrived sequences you'll ever witness. One dummy climbs into a giant ant hill. Another guy fires a pistol at the ant hill. Some other clod tries to attack them with a tractor. Still another dimwit fires a rifle at the swarm as they try to surround her. Nobody ever seems to think of running away; the ants move at about 1/1000th the speed of a human.

One guy is in a truck driving in circles while fire bombs go off on either side of the truck, no matter where he is at any given moment. But I love the "Let's blow up the dam" sequence best. There's no reasonable explanation for why this would help, or any assurance that it would work. They just decide to blow up the dam. A helicopter picks up a guy after an 2-second earthquake knocks him off his feet, and he rolls down a hill to land atop some dynamite he just lit. And on it goes.

Good for a laugh at how stupid it all is.

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