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The Bees (1978)

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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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!


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Trivia

Every scene had to be shot twice in both English and Spanish in order to ensure that the dubbing in either language would match properly. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Sigmund Hummel: [Sandy blows a kiss to the camera watching her; Dr. Norman blows one back] That kiss was for me, not you - after all, she's MY niece.
John Norman: That's adding incest to injury...
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Referenced in Fright Show (1985) See more »

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So bad its hilarious
6 August 1999 | by RrrobertSee all my reviews

Wow. This must be the funniest bad film of modern times, a real 1970s counterpart of Ed Wood's earlier classics. It features some awful acting but the main cast is kind of cool: B-movie veterans John Saxon and John Carradine, with glamorous starlet Angel Tompkins who apparently failed her "Charlie's Angels" audition, so ended up in this.

There's familiar and anachronistic stock footage, cheap dummies impersonating characters jumping from heights, and some crazy overacted bee attack sequences.

Love that funky and totally inappropriate theme music too! See it with "Demonoid" for maximum laughs.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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