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Mosquito (1994)

A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

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Gary Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hansen ... Earl the Bankrobber
Ron Asheton ... Hendricks the Park Ranger
Steve Dixon ... Parks USAF Meteor Chaser
Rachel Loiselle Rachel Loiselle ... Megan the new Park Ranger
Tim Lovelace ... Ray, Megan's Boyfriend
Mike Hard Mike Hard ... Junior, Earl's Brother
Kenny Mugwump Kenny Mugwump ... Rex, Earl's Cousin
Josh Becker ... Camper Steve
Margaret Gomoll Margaret Gomoll ... Camper Mary
John Reneaud ... Ranger Tony
Joel Hale Joel Hale ... Fisherman Jack
Guy Sanville ... Chief F.B. Marrow
Patrick Butler Patrick Butler ... Willis Cabins Motel Proprietor
Patricia Kay Jones Patricia Kay Jones ... Ma Jones
Howard Brusseau Jr. Howard Brusseau Jr. ... Pa Jones
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Storyline

An alien pod crash lands in the swamps, after which the local mosquitoes begin feeding on the alien corpses. This causes the mosquitoes to grow to massive sizes and develop an unquenchable hunger for blood. A mass swarm of these mutant insects attacks a Michigan national park in a brutal onslaught that kills the entire tourist population. The few unrelated survivors - two lovers, a meteorologist, a punk rock musician, and a gang of dangerous bank robbers on the run from police - must settle their differences and band together before nightfall, when the nocturnal mosquito swarm will return for more blood. Written by Tyler Wright

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Millions Of Years Of Evolution Have Just Become Mankind's Worst Nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore, a scene of sexuality/nudity, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

21 November 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Fever See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$211,000, 31 October 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$986,314
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the mosquitoes attack Mike Hard, part of the scene originally included a shot of the bugs landing on him from a far away angle. The puppet mosquitoes kept hitting him in the head. After almost 10 takes, Hard was developing a concussion, so the scene was scrapped. See more »

Goofs

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in murky, watery places, such as swamps, not on dry surfaces, as depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Parks USAF Meteor Chaser: Then we get rid of it. Whatever it takes.
Hendricks the Park Ranger: I knew it! I knew you were gonna say that. I could have stayed in my little cubby hole under that boat, till the cops showed up. But noooooooo... you guys had to come along and find me. And NOW I'm on a mission to save the world from giant mosquitos! Man, the late show doesn't get any better than this.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, it has "The Grey Beast" provided by Oberon Films and underneath, it has Grey Beast Whereabouts as Unknown. See more »

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Featured in At Dawn They Sleep (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Stinger Up Yours
by Ron Asheton
Performed by The Shemps
Ron Asheton: guitars
L.J. Steele: drums
Pete Bankert: bass
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The funniest movie ever.
31 May 1999 | by Dave EbbSee all my reviews

I consider myself fortunate to have caught "Mosquito" on a Sunday matinee. The opening scene depicts a huge mosquito smashing against a car windshield and the acting only gets worse from there. We get to see the "deputy" with a full beard in one scene lose the beard when the camera cuts back to him (stellar editing). We also get to see the main character who is the human incarnation of South Park's "Chef." My sides split when Gunnar Hansen (a.k.a. Letherface) picks up a chainsaw and says: "I haven't handled one of these things in 20 years....feels good." A commonly-used, extremely cheesy line is also: "..if I wasn't having such a bad day, I'd kill you." Anyway, go rent this, but you might have some trouble finding it (try a mom 'n pop video store).


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