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Ticks (1993)

A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

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Tony Randel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Allen ... Holly Lambert
Ami Dolenz ... Dee Dee Davenport
Seth Green ... Tyler Burns
Virginya Keehne ... Melissa Danson
Ray Oriel Ray Oriel ... Rome Hernandez
Alfonso Ribeiro ... Darrel 'Panic' Lumley
Peter Scolari ... Charles Danson
Dina Dayrit Dina Dayrit ... Kelly Mishimoto
Michael Medeiros ... Jerry
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... Sir
Clint Howard ... Jarvis Tanner
Rance Howard ... Sheriff Parker
Timothy Landfield ... Mr. Burns
Judy Jean Berns Judy Jean Berns ... Dr. Kates
J.D. Stone J.D. Stone ... Young Tyler
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Storyline

Problem teens in Los Angeles join an inner-city wilderness project in and attempt to get back in touch with life's priorities, led by do-gooders Holly and Charles. When they get to the campsite, they begin having problems adjusting to the wild life, particularly local marijuana growers using herbal steroids to accelerate plant growth, and the mutated ticks that the leaky steroid system has created. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Something hungry is about to hatch. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi gore and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After filming wrapped in Big Bear, California, Seth Green and Ami Dolenz bonded by driving home together. See more »

Goofs

Despite the movie's subtitle, ticks aren't insects. They're arachnids, more closely related to spiders and scorpions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tyler: [Mr. Burns drops off his son Tyler at the designated pick-up stop] Dad, please don't make me do this.
Mr. Burns: Tyler, it's for your own good. I checked out this program. Miss Lambert's helped a lot of kids. I... I think she can help you, too. Okay? Tyler?
Mr. Burns: [Tyler gets out of the truck looking back] I'm doing this because I want you to get better.
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Connections

Referenced in Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Touch Me Where My Heartbeats
Written by Steve Plunkett & Lara Cody
Performed by Vicki Moss
Courtesy of All Nations Music/Music of the World
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T&A (Good Ticks and Great Actors)
5 March 2000 | by joehedSee all my reviews

This movie was pretty good, but the cast is classic! Seth Green, Ami Dolenz, and Alfonso Ribeiro. I bet Panic looks familiar, yeah that's because he's Carlton on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And the icing on the cake is Clint Howard. What an actor. He makes another great appearance in this film as a marahuana farmers.

This movie is not too bad, but definitely entertaining. You'll love Ribeiro's character, especially since he is a hardcore inner city kid. This total contrast to Carlton make nearly everything he says a joke.

If you're looking for a movie with a funny cast, check this movie out. What a sidetracker for a lot of these people's careers. Classic!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Infested See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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