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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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Something hungry is about to hatch. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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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
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Trivia

Shot in five weeks. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Kates anatomizes the Tick, an audio recorder appears at the left top of the picture. 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 Midnight Movie Review: Ticks (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamlike and Unreal
Written by Jack Ackerman
Performed by Bob Anderson
Courtesy of Jackbar Music
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Lean and mean
14 May 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

I don't really understand the criticism about this film ; maybe if it had a 50 millions $ budget, everybody would find it "cool"? Tony Randel did his best and the movie still boasts good production value despite the numerous troubles they had on the set. This one's mean, politically incorrect (no "back-to-the-nature" crap) and without the shoddy humour and cute one-liners everybody seems obliged to include in his horror just because Freddy said so (c.f. "Nightwatchers"). I saw it three times with friends who enjoyed it as much as I did. And I don't care if some of the actors ended up in some moronic TV fodder for brainwashed teenagers. Not a great movie (unlike Brian Yuzna's "Return of the living dead 3"), but strong, however.


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