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Bug (1975)

A scientist (Bradford Dillman) experiments with mutated insects freed by an earthquake, making matters worse.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

Thomas Page (novel), William Castle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bradford Dillman ... James Parmiter
Joanna Miles ... Carrie Parmiter
Richard Gilliland ... Gerald Metbaum
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Norma Tacker (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Alan Fudge ... Mark Ross
Jesse Vint ... Tom Tacker
Patty McCormack ... Sylvia Ross
Brendan Dillon ... Charlie
Frederic Downs ... Henry Tacker (as Fred Downs)
James Greene ... Reverend Kern
Jim Poyner ... Kenny Tacker
Sam Javis Sam Javis ... Taxi Driver
Bard Stevens Bard Stevens ... Security Guard
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more far-reaching consequences. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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They Look Like Rocks...Possess A High Intelligence...Have No Eyes...And Eat Ashes...They Travel In Your Car Exhaust...They Make Fire...They Kill. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

According to producer William Castle, director Jeannot Szwarc approached him with a problem; Joanna Miles was "deathy afraid" of cockroaches and obviously didn't want them crawling on her. When Castle tried to demonstrate how harmless they were by having one crawl on his own arm, he was bitten. See more »

Goofs

When Parmiter finds the dead body in the shed its still daylight. He then runs into the house and is in there no longer than a minute and when he emerges its pitch black. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) See more »

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strongly recommended!
17 January 2004 | by eileenmchenrySee all my reviews

This is a dandy little nature-run-amok film, in which giant cockroaches from the center of the earth make their appearance in a small farming community. Bradford Dillman was never better than he is here as the tortured Dr. Parmiter. He fairly sweats acting genius through his beard stubble.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hephaestus Plague See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,602,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,602,023
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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