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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Blatella See more »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Shoreline Entertainment See more »
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[Three separate groups meet up in a mine]
General George S. Merlin: For an abandoned mine, it sure is crowded.
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References Outbreak (1995) See more »

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I was in the movie...
7 March 2004 | by yonhopeSee all my reviews

Hi, Everyone,

I was the keyboard player in the band "Trailer Park Trash" in the movie. Fortunately they misspelled my last name in the movie credits. No, just joking. It was a fun experience (making the movie was fun, watching it was a little excruciating).

Johnny Legend and Melba Toast and I had performed lots of times at various Country Music spots in L.A. over the years of the 80s and 90s. We performed for the producer at some of his Christmas parties. He decided to use us for the scene in the lodge. It was very very hot when we did our scene. It was over 100 outside and hotter inside. The air conditioning had to be turned off while we were filming.

It was nice to work with the cast and crew. The movie turned out pretty bad but still fun to watch if you have friends over on a Saturday night and you want to laugh at the screen. Maybe the perfect DVD to get for your mother-in-law or your wife's attorney.

The bugs that attacked Johnny Legend during our musical numbers were very real. Not some special effect. There was a "bug wrangler" on the set. They are some kind of cockroach from South America or somewhere and they are as long as a grown man's index finger and as fat as a man's thumb.

I would like to say something really good about the movie but I will have to come back if I can think of something.

Tom Willett


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