In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert and sooner they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants. But they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kill one and two take its place!
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Did You Know?
The flamethrowers used in the movie were standard World War II weapons, and were loaned by the U.S. Army. The actors handling the weapons were World War II combat veterans who had used them in battle. See more
During the final battle, the mechanical controls are visible on the attacking ant on the right. (This mistake can only be seen on VHS and laser disc - it is blacked out on the DVD reissue.) See more
[Doctors Harold and Patricia Medford walk toward a waiting car after a brief introductory conversation with Sergeant Peterson and FBI agent Graham
I shoulda had this suit pressed.
Police Sgt. Ben Peterson
She's quite a doctor, uh?
Yeah. If she's the kind that takes care of sick people, I think I'll get a fever real quick.