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Tail Sting (2001)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 January 2001 (USA)
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A pack of massive genetically altered Scorpions escape containment on an airplane, turning passengers into victims and forcing one ordinary woman to confront her worst fears.

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Dr. Jennifer Ryan
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Captain Jack Russell (Pilot) (as Christian Scott)
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Shannon
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Yaffi
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Courtney
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Flight Attendant Patti
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Jodie Shawback
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Sudan
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Omar
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Prepared for a routine flight across the Pacific, lonely widower and pilot Jack Russell maneuvers his jet into the sky and unknowingly tightens the gap between his passengers and doom. Lying dormant in the craft's hull is a secret shipment of genetically engineered Scorpion fetuses, the creation of Dr. Jennifer Ryan and her team of biochemists for the purpose of discovering a vaccine. At the same time, Yaffi and his brother Sudan sneak onto the airplane speaking in hushed tones about a conspiracy of their own; to smuggle themselves into America. One of Jennifer's most trusted colleagues uses this opportunity to break into the cargo hold and steal the Scorpions. Each fetus sleeps submerged in a jell liquid inside its own glass container. While transferring the fetuses from their secure metal unit the scientist is discovered by security. A desperate fight ensues, containers break, and the Scorpions open their ugly black eyes. Written by <mail@shorelineentertainment.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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In the cockpit when the pilot sees the queen for the first time, you can see the legs of the man in the suit in the flashes for a second. Also, when the queen is at the bar, you can see a crewmember holding the tail on a stick. See more »

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Bad movie, Yes, Waste of Time, No
19 April 2003 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

With so many people reviewing this rarely seen film, I had to check it out. And I am not sorry that I did. While the movie was generally unbelievable, stupid and full of plot holes, the script was pretty decent and maintained interest to the end. The only level on which this movie worked was the generous use of humor and the absurd. Thus, on the boring scale Tail Sting passed, but unless you don't mind laughing at a film, you better look elsewhere. I would like to say that with a little bit more film making expertise, budget and cast, Tail Sting could have been decent, but a major overhaul is needed. Had that been done, we would have just another movie with far fewer reviews.


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