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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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Major Braxton C. Tanner
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Lt. Karly Brant
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Elderly Patient (as Kerry Hedick O'Quinn)
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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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10 stories high and very hungry.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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As one of many inside jokes, producers Shaked Berenson and 'Patrick Ewald' (qav) doubled for lead actors Greg Grunberg and Lombardo Boyar. Three of these shots ended up in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Jose are leaving the Hospital and Jose is opening the opaque glass door, the lighting equipment is visible. You can see a tripod behind the door. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lucas: Did you ever see the arachnid?
Jose Ramos: I don't know what that is. Did you say Iraq?
Dr. Lucas: Arachnid.
Jose Ramos: I like your pipe.
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Part-way through the credits, the Major interrupts and asks the hero for help with a different major insect problem. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Mimma
Written by Herman Beeftink (BMI)
Published by Weaseldog Music (BMI)
Performed by Los Amigos De Rancheros
Courtesy of Elite Source Music
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Kind of fun, but it definitely could have been better
12 October 2014 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Somewhat amusing horror comedy about, well, you know. Greg Grunberg makes an affable hero as an exterminator who comes across a gigantic spider at a hospital. The Army (led by Ray Wise) soon arrives, and Grunberg hopes to kill it and collect a reward before the Army can beat him to it. Meanwhile, the spider continues to feed and grow. This pretty much follows the same template as any giant monster movie. I don't really like CGI effects, and the spider looks pretty awful. What makes this movie almost worth watching is the comedy. It is pretty funny. Grunberg teams up with a Mexican security guard (Lombardo Boyar), and the two have a pretty amusing give and take. Boyar's character might be just a tad too stereotypical, though (an appearance by some black street toughs confirms my suspicion that the director was a little too into racial humor; although, I'd guess by the name that he is Hispanic, so, I don't know, maybe it's okay?). Clare Kramer is pretty good as Grunberg's love interest, an Army lieutenant. Not bad for what it is, and it is very short.


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