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The Satan Bug ()


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A germ that could destroy life on Earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act.

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Lee Barrett
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Dr. Gregor Hoffman
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Ann Williams
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Gen. Williams
John Larkin ...
Dr. Leonard Michaelson
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Eric Cavanaugh
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Donald
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Veretti (as Ed Asner)
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Tasserly
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Agent Reagan
John Clarke ...
Lt. Raskin
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Lt. Johnson
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Martin
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Dr. Baxter
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Fake SDI Agent
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Dr. Yang
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Police Captain at Dodger Stadium (uncredited)
Michael Barrier ...
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Russ Bender ...
Mason (uncredited)
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SDI Agent at Gas Station (uncredited)
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SDI Agent at Gas Station (uncredited)
James W. Gavin ...
First Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
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Dr. Ostrer (uncredited)
Steve Gravers ...
2nd Fake SDI Agent (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
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First Agent at Truck Crash (uncredited)
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Officer at Radar Tracking Station (uncredited)
John Newton ...
Olson - Explosives Expert at Dodger Stadium (uncredited)
Noam Pitlik ...
Motel Clerk (uncredited)
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Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ...
SDI Agent Posing as Motorist at Accident (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Sturges

Written by

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Alistair MacLean ... (novel) (as Ian Stuart)
 
James Clavell ... (screenplay) and
Edward Anhalt ... (screenplay)

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John Sturges ... producer

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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Robert Surtees ... director of photography

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Ferris Webster

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Marshall M. Borden ... assistant film editor (as Marshall Borden)

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

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Herman A. Blumenthal ... (as Herman Blumenthal)

Set Decoration by

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Charles Vassar

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Emile LaVigne ... makeup artist (as Emile Lavigne)

Production Management

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J. Paul Popkin ... unit manager
Allen K. Wood ... production supervisor

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Jack N. Reddish ... assistant director

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Frank Agnone ... property

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Harold Lewis ... sound
Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound effects editor

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A. Paul Pollard ... special effects (as Paul Pollard)

Stunts

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Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)
John Moio ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wesley Jeffries ... wardrobe (as Wes Jeffries)

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Richard Carruth ... music editor
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor
Michael Andersen ... music copyist (uncredited)
Paul Beaver ... musician: organ (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith ... musical director (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)
Red Mitchell ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ted Nash ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

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John Franco ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines The price for uncovering the secret of the satan bug comes high - YOUR LIFE! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Station 3 ultra secret (France)
  • Estación 3 ultrasecreto (Spain)
  • Geheimagent Barrett greift ein (Austria)
  • Bas 3 Top Secret (Sweden)
  • O Veneno do Diabo (Portugal)
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  • 114 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the scene in the jazz club where Lee Barrett is introduced, the waitress that tells him he has a phone call is played by Lee Remick in an uncredited cameo role. See more »
Goofs At the climax, some long shots of the helicopter show the right side's door missing before the fight between Barrett and the pilot knocks it off. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Venomous (2001). See more »
Quotes Lee Barrett: He's floating at the bottom of the pool.
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