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
The Sci-Fi Classic of the Atomic Age
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The viewer never sees more than three giant ants at any one time. That is all that were constructed. See more
After killing the first ant with a Thompson Submachine Gun, Sergeant Peterson is seen approaching its body still holding the gun, which has a closed bolt. Sgt. Peterson later cocks the bolt for dramatic effect, but the Thompson fires from an open bolt. A closed bolt after firing means that the gun is out of ammunition, and so cocking it would accomplish nothing unless it were reloaded. See more
Alcoholic Ward Patient
[in response to Jensen's shouting
Please! My nerves.
Referenced in Dogma