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 (Australian daybill)
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Did You Know?
In 1998, Joan Weldon
revealed that during shooting, the temperature reached one hundred ten degrees Fahrenheit (forty-three degrees Celsius), and both she and Edmund Gwenn
were wearing wool clothing. It was even more insufferable for Gwenn, who struggled with advanced arthritis. Although unnoticeable to audiences, he was in pain and was helped off-set by his valet. See more
During the first ant encounter, Dr Harold Medford tells the policemen to aim for its antennae, saying, "HE's helpless without them!" Later, he (correctly) explains that most ants are female, the rare males dying shortly after fertilizing the queen when a new nest is established. See more
Alcoholic Ward Patient
[in response to Jensen's shouting
Please! My nerves.
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