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Bug -- Probing the blurry lines between paranoia and nightmarish reality, BUG is an intense, mind-bending psychological thriller in which nothing is quite as it seems.
Bug -- An eclectic group of individuals in Silverlake are propelled by a series of cause-and-effect chain reactions to a common destiny.
Bug -- A paranoid, unhinged war veteran who sees insects everywhere holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room.
Bug -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Tracy Letts (screenplay)
Tracy Letts (play)
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Release Date:
25 May 2007 (USA) See more »
First they send in their drone... then they find their queen. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
William Friedkin 
Writing credits
Tracy Letts (screenplay)

Tracy Letts (play)

Produced by
Kimberly C. Anderson .... producer
Michael Burns .... producer
Gary Huckabay .... producer
Jon Kuyper .... line producer
Michael Ohoven .... executive producer
Malcolm Petal .... producer
Andreas Schardt .... producer
Jim Seibel .... executive producer
Bonnie Timmermann .... co-producer
Holly Wiersma .... producer
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Michael Grady (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Darrin Navarro 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone  (as Franco Carbone)
Art Direction by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone  (as Franco Carbone)
Set Decoration by
Frank Zito 
Costume Design by
Peggy A. Schnitzer  (as Peggy Schnitzer)
Makeup Department
Karen Blynder .... assistant makeup artist: California (as Karen Blender)
Stacey Herbert .... assistant makeup artist (as Stacey Taniguchi)
Patrick Melville .... hair stylist: Mr. Connick
Beth Miller .... hair department head
Beth Miller .... hair stylist: Ms. Judd
Gunnar Swanson .... assistant hair stylist
Christien Tinsley .... special effects makeup
Candy L. Walken .... assistant hair stylist: California (as Candy Walker)
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist: Ms. Judd
Brad Wilder .... makeup department head
Production Management
Jon Kuyper .... unit production manager
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Lonano .... second assistant director (as Stephen Lonano)
Michael Salven .... first assistant director
Jey Wada .... second assistant director: California
Art Department
Barry Bedig .... property consultant
Barry Bedig .... property supervisor
Gail Briant .... co-lead scenic (as P. Gail Briant)
David Capitano .... art department production assistant
Kevin Davis .... carpenter
Jean-Jacques Duplessis .... property department production assistant
Michael Eppling .... painter (as Mike Eppling)
Jaime Fernandez .... on-set dresser
Stephen Finders .... prop maker (as Stephen 'Teeb' Finders)
Caleb Guillotte .... art department coordinator (as Caleb V. Guillotte)
Gregory Harris .... carpenter (as Greg Harris)
Kim Harris .... foreman
Kim Harris .... on-set carpenter
Steve J. Jones .... carpenter
Dave Kelsey .... lead scenic painter
Bret D. Lang .... art department production assistant
Jennifer Miller .... property department production assistant
Telly Lee Ordoyne .... painter
David Pirinelli .... on-set dresser: California
Virle S. Reid .... assistant property master
Maggie Rolland .... property department production assistant
Michelle Rolland .... property master
Brent Stewart .... foreman
Marcus Turchi .... gang boss (as Marcus N. Turchi)
Marcus Turchi .... on-set carpenter (as Marcus N. Turchi)
David Tureau .... greensman
Mark M. Wilkinson .... construction
Stephen Finders .... on-set painter (uncredited)
William Charles French .... construction (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Gregory Black .... cableman (as Gregory M. Black)
Steve Boeddeker .... sound designer
Julio Carmona .... adr recordist
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor (as Ron Eng)
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... first assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Haupt .... production sound mixer (as Jeffrey E. Haupt)
Ruby C. Haupt .... boom operator
Doug Jackson .... sound effects editor
Aaron Levy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Aaron 'Luc' Levy)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Willard Overstreet .... supervising foley editor
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Special Effects by
David K. Nami .... special effects supervisor
David Nash .... special effects technician
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects foreman
Robert Vazquez .... special effects supervisor (as Bob Vazquez)
Brian Hillard .... special effects makeup: Tinsley Transfers (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Todd Groves .... compositor (uncredited)
Randy Little .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration (uncredited)
Steven Ritzi .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... camera operator
Gordon Ard .... grip
Bob Bates .... best boy electric
Paul Beard .... best boy grip (as 'Groovy' Paul Beard)
Nathan Borck .... electric (as Tilbert McGrity 'Nathan Borck')
Jon Callesen .... best boy electric: California (as Jon C. Callesen)
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip
Rafiel Chait .... camera operator: California
Gilly Charbonnet .... key grip
Brandon Cunningham .... electric: California
Suzanne Dietz .... second assistant photographer: California
Patrick Doane .... grip: California (as Patrick [Louis] Doane)
Guido Egger .... grip: California
Harland Espeset .... dolly grip: California
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... rigging key (as Charles [Tom] Hinson)
Jesse Homan .... best boy grip: California
Aubrey Husar .... key grip: California
Mike Karasick .... gaffer (as Michael Karasick)
Vic Keatley .... rigging gaffer (as Victor Keatley)
R. Scott Lebell .... grip
Nick Leon .... grip (as T. Nick Leon)
Lee McLemore .... rigging grip (as Lee T. McLemore)
Brian Giuseppe Morena .... first assistant photographer (as Brian Morena)
Russell Nordstedt .... grip: California (as Russell Norstedt Jr.)
Louis Normandin .... rigging grip best boy
Allen Parks .... electric
Dave Perkal .... camera operator
Joel Perkal .... first assistant photographer: "b" camera
Richard Ralston .... gaffer: California
John Richie .... loader
Kenny Rivenbark .... hot head operator (as Kenny J. Rivenbark)
Kenny Rivenbark .... operator: Technocrane (as Kenny J. Rivenbark)
Declan Ryan .... electric
Chris Shadley .... video assist operator (as Chris 'Fish' Shadley)
Guy Skinner .... camera operator
Lisbeth Storandt .... first assistant photographer
James Troost .... electric: California
Sven Tusak .... loader: California
Tedd Underwood .... electric
Tracy Viera .... second assistant photographer: California
Lynda Vincent .... second assistant photographer
Michael Weeks .... electric: California
Chip Carey .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Benton Collinsworth .... camera intern (uncredited)
Dylan Goss .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stephen Vincent .... casting associate (as Steve Vincent)
Ryan Glorioso .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
Timothee Hammond .... extras casting coordinator (uncredited)
Autumn Lee Montgomery .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loretta Harper .... costumer: Ms. Judd
Dianne Kennedy .... costume supervisor
Giselle Spence .... cutter/fitter (as Giselle 'Gigi' Spence)
Pamela Waggoner .... key set costumer
Natasha Walsh .... key costumer
Timothy A. Wonsik .... costume supervisor (as Tim Wonsik)
Editorial Department
Michael Campbell .... assistant editor (as Michael J. Campbell)
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Ron Stanik .... assistant editor
Jeffrey J. Hartwick .... editorial intern (uncredited)
Music Department
Jay Faires .... executive in charge of music and soundtrack: Lionsgate
Jay Faires .... music supervisor
David Falzone .... music consultant
Tricia Holloway .... music team
Gary Krause .... music editor (as Gary L. Krause)
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Serj Tankian .... composer: additional music
Thomas D. Mahoney .... soundtrack coordinator (uncredited)
Keith Power .... technical score consultant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
M. Tarry Kelly August .... driver: van
W. Boyd Ford .... driver: cast
Roger S Graham .... driver: stakebed (as Roger S. Graham)
Nathan Hardcastle .... dispatcher: California
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator: California
Penelope Helmer .... driver: cast
Kirk Huston .... transportation captain: California
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator (as Arthur Welch Lambeth)
Christopher S. O'Sullivan III .... driver
Buddy Pine .... driver
Dan Seekman .... transportation office assistant
Raymond Slack .... driver
Byron E. Williams .... driver: van
Charlie Wright .... transportation captain (as Charles S. Wright)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Lauren Leach .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Charles Montgomery .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Oge Jr. .... driver: cast (uncredited)
John Pellegrino .... driver (uncredited)
Paul Salard III .... fuel truck driver (uncredited)
Doug Wilson .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Ronald Abrams .... location manager: California
Jillian Amburgey .... script supervisor
Steve Baloga .... chef: Location Catering
Marcus Barben .... chef: Location Catering (as Markus Barben)
Robert Beebe .... title designer
Natalie Borlaug .... set assistant: Mr. Friedkin
Gregory S. Carr .... office production assistant
Arvid Cristina .... office production assistant
Brian Evans .... first assistant accountant
Anne Fader .... production office intern
Joaquin Farinas .... chef assistant: Location Catering
Kelly Flynn .... production assistant: California (as Kelly John Flynn)
Christine Fontana .... assistant production coordinator
Marcia Franklin .... assistant: Mr. Friedkin
Christian Froude .... key accountant (as Christian C. Froude)
Daphne A. Guichard .... set medic
Erica Hirsch .... production office intern
Roy G. Irwin .... set medic: California (as Roy Irwin)
Ruth Kesler .... production coordinator
Allan Linker .... set production assistant
Tory Littman .... craft service
Michael McGrath .... production assistant: California
Peter McKernan .... helicopter pilot: California
Josie Parden .... set intern
Cali Pomes .... key set production assistant
Maria Senger .... set intern (as Maria T. Senger)
Tony Shandra .... payroll
Chris Spear .... assistant: Ms. Wiersma
M.S. 'Denny' Spranley Jr. .... accounting production assistant
Josef Brandmaier .... project manager (uncredited)
Dara Etzel .... assistant: Ashley Judd (uncredited)
Charlie French .... location manager (uncredited)
Hope Gilmore .... stand-in (uncredited)
Scott M. King .... office production intern (uncredited)
Jeremy Kirkland .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Nunez .... executive assistant to producer (uncredited)
Meredith Stead .... assistant: Holly Wiersma (uncredited)
Robin Timpanaro .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Vowell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Katherine Walker .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Kolie Wegner .... finance executive (uncredited)
Alex J. Schott .... the producers wish to thank: Louisiana Governor's Office of Film & Television
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality, nudity, language and drug use
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

According to Ashley Judd, when she first met director William Friedkin at a social event, she complimented him on a scene in French Connection II (1975) that she really loved, unaware that Friedkin had not directed it. According to Judd, Friedkin was very "gracious" about it.See more »
Continuity: Throughout all the scenes in the motel where the bathroom is visible, we see that the bathroom door is a regular standard door. But in the scene when Peter is removing a tooth, as he goes to enter the bathroom the door changes into a double louvered door. Then changes back to the regular door in later scenes.See more »
[first lines]
[phone rings]
Agnes White:Hello? Hello?
[hangs up]
Agnes White:Bastard!
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Movie Connections:
References "The Big Valley" (1965)See more »
I Fell in LoveSee more »


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136 out of 217 people found the following review useful.
A different William Friedkin?, 3 June 2006
Author: Cyberlapinou ( from Castres, france

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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