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Bug Buster (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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Killer cockroaches swarm a small lakeside community.

Director:

Lorenzo Doumani

Writer:

Malick Khoury
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Quaid ... General George S. Merlin
Brenda Epperson ... Dr. Laurie Casey (as Brenda Doumani)
Katherine Heigl ... Shannon Griffin
James Doohan ... Sheriff Carlson
George Takei ... Dr. Hiro Fujimoto
Meredith Salenger ... Veronica Hart
Ty O'Neal ... Deputy Bo
David Lipper ... Steve Williams
Bernie Kopell ... Gil Griffin
Anne Lockhart ... Cammie Griffin
Downtown Julie Brown ... Katie Cunning (as Julie Brown)
Dennis Fimple ... Judediah
Allen Lulu ... Lodge clerk
Cliff Emmich ... Uncle Buck
Charles Glenn Charles Glenn ... Governor
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A small lakeside resort community is beset by roaches. Big killer roaches that reproduce in dark moist places, and can grow to 10 feet long. The local sheriff may or may not be using them as part of his land-grab scheme. The locals eventually call in an over-the-top bug exterminator to relieve themselves of their problem. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for violence and gore, crude humor, and sensuality | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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[Three separate groups meet up in a mine]
General George S. Merlin: For an abandoned mine, it sure is crowded.
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Spoofs Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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If you think this is bad, you don't watch many movies...
19 April 2003 | by innocuousSee all my reviews

Come on, people! This is one of the "worst" movies you've ever seen? I can think of dozens of much worse movies. Take a look at another bug movie, "Mimic", that played on the SF channel today right after "Bug Buster". Is it really any better than "BB"? "BB" is a low-budget movie that doesn't take itself seriously. It doesn't try to be anything more than it is. Randy Quaid does an excellent job of playing the same character he always does. The dialogue and special effects are often (intentionally) hilarious.

This is not a work of art, but it's a heck of a lot better than half the pretentious, over-produced junk currently coming out of both Hollywood and the indies. Take a chill pill, kick back, and watch it for what it is...not what you think it ought to be.

If you want a genuinely bad (i.e., just about unwatchable) movie, check out John Waters' "Multiple Maniacs" or some other truly deserving dreck.


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