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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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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

During a Q&A at Dragon*Con in 2008, Ami Dolenz said that one of her main memories of making the film is the fake blood, which would stick to her skin and hair. 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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Soundtracks

And Then You Smiled
Written by Darrell Sheperd
Performed by Darrell Sheperd
Courtesy of Gee Wally Music
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Typical giant insect movie.
11 April 2003 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This movie has some kids going on a retreat or something (been awhile since I have seen it). During their trip they run into these pot growers who don't want them there. In the place where they are growing pot somehow or another the ticks start to grow big and go on the rampage. Nothing to special in this one, but it is far from a boring and terrible movie. It moves pretty fast and there are some good kills in this one. There is also a rather cool scene where this one kid splits open. The ticks aren't to bad looking, and I don't think they were computer animated. The ending is the same old trick as in other horror movies and nothing to surprising. Though can anyone tell me why the one kid felt the need to take all those steroids when he was walking through the woods hurt? I don't believe they would have any positive impact that would help him.


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