Bug Buster (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror
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Killer cockroaches swarm a small lakeside community.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
General George S. Merlin
Dr. Laura Casey (as Brenda Epperson Doumani)
Shannon Griffin
Sheriff Carlson
Dr. Hiro Fujimoto
Veronica Hart
Ty O'Neal ...
Deputy Bo
Steve Williams
Gil Griffin
Cammie Griffin
Katie Cunning
Lodge clerk
Cliff Emmich ...
Uncle Buck
Charles Glenn ...


A small lakeside resort community is beset by roaches. Big killer roaches that reproduce in dark moist places, and can grow to 10 feet long. The local sheriff may or may not be using them as part of his land-grab scheme. The locals eventually call in an over-the-top bug exterminator to relieve themselves of their problem. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for violence and gore, crude humor, and sensuality | See all certifications »




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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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[Three separate groups meet up in a mine]
General George S. Merlin: For an abandoned mine, it sure is crowded.
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If you think this is bad, you don't watch many movies...
19 April 2003 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

Come on, people! This is one of the "worst" movies you've ever seen? I can think of dozens of much worse movies. Take a look at another bug movie, "Mimic", that played on the SF channel today right after "Bug Buster". Is it really any better than "BB"? "BB" is a low-budget movie that doesn't take itself seriously. It doesn't try to be anything more than it is. Randy Quaid does an excellent job of playing the same character he always does. The dialogue and special effects are often (intentionally) hilarious.

This is not a work of art, but it's a heck of a lot better than half the pretentious, over-produced junk currently coming out of both Hollywood and the indies. Take a chill pill, kick back, and watch it for what it is...not what you think it ought to be.

If you want a genuinely bad (i.e., just about unwatchable) movie, check out John Waters' "Multiple Maniacs" or some other truly deserving dreck.

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