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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

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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They'll make your skin crawl. 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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Country:

USA

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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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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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Silly, gross, but pretty fun
10 March 2019 | by mrosesteedSee all my reviews

A jaw dropping 1990s anti-drug movie, Ticks is infested with genre and period typical cliches. With its ridiculous story and awkward script, the film is clumsy in its approach to serious issues like trauma, racism, and black market crime. However, it excels at gross out horror and intentional camp and improves (in entertainment value) as it blunders toward its over the top finale.


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