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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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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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Warner Brothers paid the American distributor New World Pictures to postpone this film's release so it wouldn't coincide with the theatrical release of their movie The Swarm (1978). See more »

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Much of the "zzzzz" noise actually comes from the audience
23 February 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The idea of a low-budget quickie made to take advantage of publicity surrounding THE SWARM - of all movies! - will undoubtably sound irresistable to many trash fans. However, most of the movie is boring talk, without the campy sight of big-name stars making fools out of themselves or large-scale but silly special effects. And while it's shorter than the full-length cut of THE SWARM (which runs about 2 1/2 hours!), it feels *longer* due to a sluggish pace. Still, the movie has some mirthful moments, the best being the whole segment in the park with the old man and the little boys.


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