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Meet the Applegates (1990)

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Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.

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Michael Lehmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Begley Jr. ... Richard P. Applegate
Stockard Channing ... Jane Applegate
Dabney Coleman ... Aunt Bea
Robert Jayne ... Johnny Applegate (as Bobby Jacoby)
Camille Cooper ... Sally Applegate (as Cami Cooper)
Glenn Shadix ... Greg Samson
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Opal Withers
Adam Biesk Adam Biesk ... Vince Sampson
Savannah Smith Boucher ... Dottie (as Savannah Smith Bouchér)
Roger Aaron Brown ... Sheriff Heidegger
Lee Garlington ... Nita Samson
Philip Arthur Ross Philip Arthur Ross ... Kevin
Steven Robert Ross Steven Robert Ross ... Kenny
Mark Bringelson ... Rich Block, Family Bazaar Magazine
Chuck Lafont Chuck Lafont ... Clem Shepherd
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Storyline

Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the power station perhaps ?. One day the daughter mantis forgets WHAT she really is when she's with her boyfriend.. oops. Written by s jones

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Four decent, self-respecting South American beetles have just mutated into something really revolting... the typical American family. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Applegates See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$274,815, 3 February 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$485,772
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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Filmed in Neenah, Wisconsin See more »

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Aunt Bea: [to a passing construction worker who has grabbed her behind] You Homo sapien scum!
Richard P. Applegate: Excuse me?
Aunt Bea: Nah, nothing nothing, it's just uh, some asshole tried to rape me.
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Referenced in TruInside: Heathers (2016) See more »

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a real gem
10 December 2014 | by rupieSee all my reviews

This flick is not available on Netflix nor on Amazon streaming, and I don't know why, because it is truly hilarious. The negative comments here are incomprehensible to me. The comic premise of giant bugs disguising themselves as humans is no more difficult to accept here than it was in "Men in Black," except this is a much better movie. The predictable left wing environmental theme is here, but is by no means overpowering enough to detract from the riotously funny look at middle class suburban life, with all its pretensions, facades, commercialism, and sexual foibles that this movie supplies. All the cast do their jobs wonderfully, Stockard Channing and Ed Begley Jr. in particular. Dabney Coleman does a great job in what could be called a cameo role. The script is just wonderful. I was able to catch this on one of the cable channels and I'm glad I was able to do so. It provided a wonderful hour and a half of comedic entertainment.


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