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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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

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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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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,015,846 (USA) (25 May 2007)

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$7,006,708 (USA) (15 June 2007)
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Michael Shannon reprises the role he played in the stage version. See more »

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Near the end, when a pizza is delivered to Agnes and Peter, she takes some money and goes to the door : one can see she has a panties. A few minutes later, when they undress themselves, Agnes just removes her nightie : her panties has disappeared already (and she never removed it before that last scene). See more »

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

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Referenced in Playback (2012) See more »

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Learning to Drive
(2004)
Written by Scott Weiland
Performed by Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland appears courtesy of RCA Records
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30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie "Bug", by William Friedkin, was by far one of the most intense psychological thrillers I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. It truly does make you question almost everything. It really gets inside you and makes you feel a certain sense of paranoia. I very much liked the symbol of the "bugs" themselves. The idea that the modern, everyday American can know so little but know everything at the same time, the idea that they question everything and believe so much of nothing at all. The idea of complete paranoia, thats the symbol of the bugs. It gets inside you, makes you feel uneasy, makes you almost crazy, it can even make you kill yourself. This is by far, one of the most inspiring films ever made. To many others it may be just stupid but thats only because they do not understand it truly. Thats my thought on the movie.


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