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Bug (2006)

An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

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Storyline

Having escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, recently released from state prison, Agnes, a lonely waitress with a tragic past moves into a sleazy, rundown motel. Her lesbian co-worker R.C. introduces her to Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things aren't always as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive... Written by alfiehitchie

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First they send in their drone... then they find their queen. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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25 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,015,846, 27 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,006,708, 17 June 2007
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One of the two films that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon their release in 2006, along with The Wicker Man (2006). See more »

Goofs

Peter wraps the phone in plastic, but later when RC goes to make the aborted phone call she does not have to unwrap the phone. She merely picks it up and dials. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[phone rings]
Agnes White: Hello? Hello?
[hangs up]
Agnes White: Bastard!
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Crazy Credits

There is a short scene after the first part of the credits, a telephone rings during the credits, and a brief shot after the credits end. See more »

Connections

References The Big Valley (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Searchin'
(1964)
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Alvin Robinson
Courtesy of Tiger Records & Leiber/Stoller Productions, Inc.
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A different William Friedkin?
3 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see the movie in a French theater showing a part of the Cannes film festival selection.

If you know William Friedkin mostly for his gritty thrillers or The exorcist, Bug might be a surprise: a single location, 5 characters, no car chase, but still a lot of ambiguity and psychological exploration.

Bug actually reminds me of the first Friedkin movies, also based on plays and more interested in character study than spectacular effects. It's all the more striking that Bug looks like a young man's movie, filled with energy, experimentation, absurd humor and a genuine sense of artistic freedom. Bug tries a lot of things, doesn't always succeed but remains an intense exercise of style. Recommanded for everybody who enjoys a good surprise.


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