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Arachnophobia (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 18 July 1990 (USA)
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A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ross Jennings
... Molly Jennings
... Delbert McClintock
... Dr. James Atherton
... Sheriff Parsons
... Chris Collins
... Jerry Manley
... Dr. Sam Metcalf
... Henry Beechwood
... Milton Briggs
... Irv Kendall
... Blaire Kendall
... Margaret Hollins
... Tommy Jennings (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Marlene Katz ... Shelley Jennings
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Storyline

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidently transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks before they take over the entire town. Written by Shaun Ouimette <xtreemshaun589@hotmail.com>

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Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude. See more »


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18 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Aracnofobia  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$53,208,180
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The animatronic General Spider seen at the film's climax was one of the earliest prop jobs done by Mythbusters' Jamie Hyneman. See more »

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During the football game, Miller gets called on the field. With the scene shot from ground level, he can be seen to be wearing Nike cleats. After he gets bitten by the spider in his helmet, he falls to the ground, and he's wearing Converse cleats. When the camera turns back to his body, he's wearing the Nikes again. See more »

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Delbert McClintock: Would anyone object if I tore this floor out?
Molly Jennings: I would.
Delbert McClintock: False alarm then. Lead on.
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Summer Wind
Written by Henry Mayer, Hans Brudtke and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Spiders!
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Arachnophobia deserves a much higher rating and a lot more attention and fame than it got. Jeff Daniels is fantastic in it and John Goodman steals the show as an exterminator who is in way over his head. Julian Sands is also great.

It's about super deadly killer spiders who kill a researcher in South America then hitch a ride in his casket back to the United States where they begin a killing spree.

This movie is very funny and also has a lot of great scares in it. If spiders make you feel icky and or shiver then this is the movie for you. The use of real non-CGI spiders and good practical effects make the spiders much more menacing.


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