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When South America killer bees, corporately smuggled into the United States, mutates into intelligent insects and attacks helpless people, young scientist work desperately to end the threat as the menace swarms in on the city areas.

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Alfredo Zacarías (as Alfredo Zacharias)

Writer:

Alfredo Zacarías (original story) (as Alfredo Zacharias)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... John Norman
Angel Tompkins ... Sandra Miller
John Carradine ... Dr. Sigmund Hummel
Claudio Brook ... Dr. Miller
Alicia Encinas Alicia Encinas ... Alicia
Julio César Imbert Julio César Imbert ... Julio (as Julio Cesar)
Armando Martín Armando Martín ... Arthur (as Armand Martin)
José Chávez José Chávez ... Father (as Jose Chavez Trowe)
George Belanger George Belanger ... Undersecretary Brennan (as George Bellanger)
Delroy White Delroy White ... Winkler (as Deloy White)
Roger Cudney ... Blankeley
Julia Yallop Julia Yallop ... Model
Chad Hastings Chad Hastings ... Gray
Elizabeth Wallace Elizabeth Wallace ... Secretary
Al Jones Al Jones ... Mugger 1
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Corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. A small team of scientists work desperately to destroy the threat, but the bees soon mutate into a super-intelligent species that threatens the world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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They prey on HUMAN FLESH!


Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bees See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Footage of former President Gerald Ford is used during the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. He was the grand marshal. Bees attack the parade but Ford is unharmed. See more »

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Featured in Get Stung! With Alfredo Zacharias (2016) See more »

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A Honey of a Turkey!
11 June 2003 | by BolesroorSee all my reviews

If you would like to laugh at a truly silly, truly original, truly awful film, then this is the movie for you. I won't lie to you- it's terrible! If you're looking for an evening of suspense and drama go rent JAWS. If you're looking to see a Mexican farmer stung to death by several hundred special-effect bees while shouting for his honey, THE BEES is for you.

It stars the King of the B's himself, John Saxon, as some sort of scientist bee expert. Or something. He and a nearly-attractive blonde try to warn the world about the over-breeding of the killer bee, and the inevitable disasters to come. But those greedy fat cats have only one thing on their minds: Honey. I swear to you I laughed so hard while watching this movie that I choked. If you like B movies, you will love THE BEES!


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