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Arachnophobia (1990)

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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.

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), Al Williams (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Ross Jennings
Harley Jane Kozak ... Molly Jennings
John Goodman ... Delbert McClintock
Julian Sands ... Dr. James Atherton
Stuart Pankin ... Sheriff Parsons
Brian McNamara ... Chris Collins
Mark L. Taylor ... Jerry Manley
Henry Jones ... Dr. Sam Metcalf
Peter Jason ... Henry Beechwood
James Handy ... Milton Briggs
Roy Brocksmith ... Irv Kendall
Kathy Kinney ... Blaire Kendall
Mary Carver ... Margaret Hollins
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Tommy Jennings (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Marlene Katz 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 »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aracnofobia See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$53,208,180
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The sound of a spider being crushed by John Goodman was made by the foley artists crushing a couple of potato chips See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, When Jeff Daniels character has found the egg sac and is attempting to destroy it, He grabs a bottle of white wine, Breaks it and splashes it on the sac, As to set it on fire. However, wine (Being around 10% to 13%) does not contain enough alcohol to ignite. In fact, It would actually make it harder to ignite then had he attempted to light it as it was. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ross Jennings: Milt, why don't you cover the living room.
[sighs]
Dr. Ross Jennings: Chris, why don't you check out back. And uh Lloyd, take the kitchen. And I'll just uh, I'll oversee the uh, I'll just coordinate the uh, I'll just stay right here.
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Soundtracks

I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Written by George Cory (as George C. Cory) and Douglass Cross
Performed by Tony Bennett
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Arachnophobia is a good spider flick!
20 October 2002 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

Arachnophobia is a great spider film that stars Jeff Daniels,Harley Jane Kozak,John Goodman, Julian Sands, and Peter Jason. The film isn`t really scary but its the creepyness that gets to you! Arachnophobia has good acting and it has a great beginning! Good music too! I recommend Arachnophobia to all creature and horror film fans alike!


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