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Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them.... See more »

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Dr. Ernest D. Hubbs
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James R. Lesko
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Kendra Eldridge
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Mr. Eldridge
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Clete
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Mildred Eldridge
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Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Saul Bass

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Mayo Simon ... (written by)

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Paul B. Radin ... producer

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Brian Gascoigne

Cinematography by

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Dick Bush ... director of photography

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Willy Kemplen

Editorial Department

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Peter Davies ... first assistant editor (uncredited)

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John Barry

Costume Design by

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Verena Coleman

Makeup Department

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Betty Glasow ... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Eva Monley ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William P. Cartlidge ... assistant director (as Bill Cartlidge)

Art Department

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Norman Reynolds ... assistant art director
Bill Welch ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Norman Bolland ... sound recordist
Bob Jones ... dubbing mixer
John Poyner ... dubbing editor
Mike Tucker ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Richardson ... special effects

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Rex Neville ... opticals

Camera and Electrical Department

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Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
Dennis C. Lewiston ... camera operator (as Denis Lewiston)
Jack Mills ... camera operator: second unit
John Swan ... electrical supervisor
Eddie Collins ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosemary Burrows ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Ivo Nightingale ... location manager

Music Department

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Desmond Briscoe ... composer: additional electronic music
Brian Gascoigne ... conductor / electronic music realisation
David Vorhaus ... electronic music realisation
Stomu Yamashta ... composer: montage music (as Stomu Yamash'Ta)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

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Alan Arnold ... publicist
Saul Bass ... title designer
Pamela Carlton ... continuity (as Pam Carlton)
Ken Middleham ... insect sequences
Ron Phipps ... production accountant
Iris Rose ... production secretary

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Plot Summary

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas. Written by Niz

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Taglines Ravenous Invaders Controlled by a Terror Out in Space Commanded to Annihilate the World! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Phase Four (United Kingdom)
  • Sucesos en la 4ª fase (Spain)
  • Sucesos en la IV fase (Spain)
  • Sucesos en la cuarta fase (Spain)
  • Vaihe IV (Finland)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Director Saul Bass has said in interviews that the studio tampered with the film during post production against his wishes. See more »
Goofs The ant-queens seen are actually a species of wasps. This choice has been most probably made as to not seriously disturb several ant-states. However, ant-queens shed their wings when going into pregnancy and developing the huge white abdomen. It needs to be remarked that the choice for not ripping out the wasps' wings speaks in favor for the film makers. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Phase IV (1989). See more »
Crazy Credits The title is not revealed until the end credits. It is divided into segments "Phase I," Phase II," and "Phase III," and only at the very end when Phase IV is reached is the title ever given. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
James R. Lesko: [voiceover] We knew then, that we were being changed... and made part of their world. We didn't know for what purpose... but we knew, we would be told.
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