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The Savage Bees (1976)

The festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

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Bruce Geller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Johnson ... Sheriff Donald McKew
Michael Parks ... Dr. Jeff DuRand
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Dr. Rufus Carter
Gretchen Corbett ... Jeannie Devereaux
Horst Buchholz ... Dr. Jorge Meuller (as Horst Bucholz)
Bruce French ... Police Lieutenant
James Best ... Pelligrino
David L. Gray David L. Gray ... Coast Guard Lieutenant
Richard Charles Boyle Richard Charles Boyle ... Coast Guard Chief
Eliott Keener Eliott Keener ... Freighter Boatswain
Boardman O'Connor Boardman O'Connor ... Freighter Captain
Danny Barker Danny Barker ... Taxicab Driver
Don Hood ... Deputy Churn
Bill Holliday Bill Holliday ... Deputy Stilt
Carol Sutton ... Mrs. Compher
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The festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mordersvermen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Amazingly, only a very few bee-related injuries occurred on the set, a testament to Norman Gary's (bee wrangler) expertise. See more »

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Connections

Referenced in Bees (1998) See more »

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Definitely Worth Looking For
13 June 2005 | by Sturgeon54See all my reviews

This is not just another cheapy television movie from the 1970s, but actually an intelligent, scary horror film worth seeing, something along the lines of "Kingdom of the Spiders" or "Phase IV" - 2 other very good underrated insect attack movies. There is some good location filming of New Orleans and the swamps of Southern Louisiana, and veteran Ben Johnson is solid in the lead role of the local sheriff. Movies like this need to know how to push the right buttons, and this one does, containing one scene with a scientist in a protective suit poking a giant beehive that really impressed me with how skillfully it was set up. This ain't Shakespeare, but it is the finest quality you will find for this genre.


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