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John Dombrow (screenplay)
William H. Stewart (screenplay)
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A cargo truck crashes outside a small town in Mexico. The first officer is found stung to death. A scientist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Shane Brolly ... Daniel Lang
Kaarina Aufranc ... Sandra

J. Patrick McCormack ... Dr. Schroeder

Pepe Serna ... Commandante Alvarez
Roger Nevares ... Mayor Enrique Sanchez
Freddy Soto ... Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Granville Ames ... Huston

Hugo Ateo ... Guide (as Hugo Esquinca)
Omar Ayala ... Manolo

Murphy Dunne ... Earl
Roman Echanove
Erik Heyser
Miguel Hurtado ... STANDING
Honorato Magaloni
Pedro Mira
Antonio Monroi

Raúl Méndez
Osvaldo Plasciencia
Bobby Plasencia ... Oficial Baca
Evangelina Sosa ... Maria
Marco Uriel ... Bolanco
Alejandro Usigli
Jorge Valdés García ... Deputy
Alejandro Velis
Andres Weiss

Directed by
Paul Andresen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Dombrow  screenplay
William H. Stewart  screenplay

Produced by
Michael Braun .... executive producer
Ricardo Del Río .... co-producer
Neil Elman .... co-producer
Jeff Ivers .... executive producer (as Jeffrey D. Ivers)
Samantha Manson .... producer
Jefferson Richard .... co-producer
Original Music by
Neal Acree 
Cinematography by
George Mooradian 
Film Editing by
Natasha Gjurokovic 
Casting by
Jorge Valdés García 
Production Design by
Anthony Stabley 
Art Direction by
Marcelo Del Rio 
Costume Design by
Ryck Schmidt 
Makeup Department
Esther Lomeli .... assistant hair stylist
Esther Lomeli .... assistant makeup artist
Sandra Migueli .... key hair stylist (as Sandra Miguell)
Sandra Migueli .... key makeup artist (as Sandra Miguell)
Rocio Verduzco .... assistant hair stylist
Rocio Verduzco .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Arturo del Río .... unit manager (as Arturo Del Rio)
Ricardo Del Río .... unit production manager
Vicki L. Sawyer .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Bellego .... second second assistant director
Eric Davies .... first assistant director
Ricardo Del Río .... second unit director
Jorge Riggen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alejandro Ayala .... construction coordinator
Joel Andrew Larson .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Stephen M. Galvin .... adr editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialog editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... sound editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Steve McCarty .... sound editor
Chris Ostler .... sound recordist
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Noel Vought .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Rob Meyers .... visual effects
Michael Morreale .... executive producer: Amalgamated Pixels, Inc.
Phillip Palousek .... visual effects coordinator
Omar Ayala .... stunt coordinator
Omar Ayala .... stunt double
Ángel de la Peña García .... stunt coordinator (as Ángel de la Peña)
Ángel de la Peña García .... stunt driver (as Ángel de la Peña)
Alejandro de la Peña .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernando Moreno .... gaffer
Raymundo Verde .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Sara Bachelder .... extras casting assistant
Jorge Valdés García .... extras casting coordinator
Editorial Department
Jonny Jenks .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Pancho Fletes .... transportation captain
Miguel Hurtado .... driver: props
Arturo Romero .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sara Bachelder .... stand-in: Kaarina Aufranc
Santiago Garcia Galvan .... production assistant
Ernesto Garabito .... production assistant
Hector Kelly .... stand-in: Shane Brolly
Arturo Saldivar .... key office production assistant
Mark Shultz .... assistant production office coordinator
Luis Velasco .... location manager
Sue-Allen Villalva .... production coordinator

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | Argentina:90 min

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Revealing mistakes: On the initial scene were the Daniel Lang character is introduced, he is seen flying a paraglider but in the close-up shot, Shane Brolly is clearly hanging using a parachute harness, but after the double lands the paraglider the actor is now seen using a correct paragliding harness.See more »
Daniel Lang:So I hear I'm walking ext to the miracle cure
Sandra:Yeah but you'll have to kill me to get it
Daniel Lang:Why don't we start with a kiss, and work our way up to the killing?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Loco Bees, Absurdo Movie, 5 February 2006
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

Watchable, but totally absurd. This is yet another take on the killer bugs idea; this time somebody, somewhere in Mexico, is somehow engineering our buzzing friends, but something goes wrong and (hold on to your seats, folks:)they attack people!

There are some good action scenes, if you can overlook all the mockeries of scientific law that occur. Swarms of bees, or wasps, or something....take direction very well and choreograph their dive-bomb attacks viciously. You have the usual idiot politician who insists there's nothing wrong, (this time the mayor of a tiny town); thus ensuring lots of violence and carnage.

The movie doesn't seem to be sure if it's a horror movie, or a comedy, though. Mostly, the plot darts around, and doesn't make much sense. The irony of the potential victims being at a Dia de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") observance suggests it wanted to be taken seriously. But then, during the generic panic scene; well, there's this policia guy who tries to exterminate the swarm with....ahhh, I'm laughing too hard to type it--just see the movie.

There's lots more that's outrageous to the point of being comical in this film. It's like watching John Belushi in the old Killer Bees skits on SNL. Of course, the movie is topped off with another one of those "Oh, come on!!!!" endings that are so notoriously common in these "nature gone berserk" movies.

All the flaws notwithstanding, however, this one actually has its moments, and is fun to watch. If nothing else, it's good for a few laughs.

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