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John Dombrow (screenplay)
William H. Stewart (screenplay)
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Cast

  (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
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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
Jeffrey D. Ivers .... executive producer
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 Miguell .... key hair stylist
Sandra Miguell .... key makeup artist
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
 
Stunts
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 »
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Sandra:[to bees] welcome to the food chain!See more »

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Buzz buzz mothertrucker, 22 July 2007
Author: ExpendableMan from United Kingdom

In some respects, I've always felt a little sorry for town mayors in films like "The Deadly Swarm." Ever since Jaws, they've been depicted as greedy Capitalist entrepreneurs that readily ignore the sensible advice of the scientist/cop/journalist/sexy teens who know about the rapidly approaching ferocious monster(s) for the sake of chasing those delicious American dollars. Call it crazy, but I've always felt a twinge of sympathy for them, they are just trying to do their jobs and protects local economic interests at a time of tremendous cultural importance. However, none have tugged at my heart strings quite like the Mayor in this film.

Here is a man who we are supposed to despise, but when we first meet him, he is asking the hero (an insect specialist this time around) how the job of solving the mosquito problem is going. Rather than saying "yeah, I've killed them all with my fancy insect-specialist stuff," the response is more along the lines of: "well, I'm bringing thousands more mosquito's into the neighbouring countryside. Oh, and some bats too." The movie then expects us an audience to condemn the mayor when he makes the logical step of firing the man, enchanting though his eyes may be and telling him to get out of town. All because he's fat, wearing a designer shirt and smoking a cigar. Lousy successful people! How dare they occupy positions of office!

Fast forward about twenty five minutes and the Mayor now has the town's police chief sat before him. When asked whether the previously mentioned insect specialist has been thrown out of town, the sheriff doesn't say: "yes of course mayor, he's well on his way to the border." No, instead, the reply this time is more like: "no, actually I've been hanging out with him for the past few hours and done nothing but blow up the city morgue because it had a bit of a wasp problem." Just like before, we are expected to applaud this decision and cheer on the honest lawman for not giving in to the reasonable demands made of him. But surely shelling out for a can of Raid would do?

Fast forward even more and for the third time in the movie, we are expected to condone the mayor. The reason this time? Simple, a large group of men in military uniforms have turned up with a very polite man and lots of expensive looking equipment, claiming to be from an environmental protection agency. Yet again, the mayor tells the good natured old sheriff to deal with the rugged hero. He's a loose cannon! A wild card! For all we know, he could be siding with the bees! From the tone of the scene, it's quite obvious that we should be shaking our fists with rage at the mayor's foolish decisions but let's be fair now...the only reason he's willing to trust this new group is because they look like professionals, act like professionals, haven't blown up any of the town and haven't said "actually, we're here to carry out an evil plan." Needless to say then, this is not a great movie when it comes to even-handed depictions of public officials. Though to be honest now, films about swarms of killer bees which have remote Guatemalan tribesmen speaking fluent Castellan Spanish probably didn't spend much time on the script. "The Deadly Swarm" is a terrible movie, the only reason I'm giving it two stars is because at one bit, a UFO nut starts firing a shotgun wildly into the swarm while shouting "Nobody's probing my rectum!" Don't even rent this one folks.

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