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Bats (1999)

Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.

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Louis Morneau

Writer:

John Logan

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Sheriff Emmett Kimsey
Dina Meyer ... Dr. Sheila Casper
Bob Gunton ... Dr. Alexander McCabe
Leon ... Jimmy Sands
Carlos Jacott ... Dr. Tobe Hodge
David McConnell ... Deputy Wesley Munn (as David Shawn McConell)
Marcia Dangerfield ... Mayor Amanda Branson
Oscar Rowland ... Dr. Swanbeck
Tim Whitaker Tim Whitaker ... Quint
Juliana Johnson Juliana Johnson ... Emma
James Sie ... Sergeant James
Ned Bellamy ... Major Reid
George Gerdes ... Chaswick
Kurt Woodruff Kurt Woodruff ... Major #2
Joel Farar Joel Farar ... Bartender
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Storyline

Bats, the result of a government experiment gone wrong, have suddenly become intelligent, vicious, and omnivorous, and are attacking people near Gallup, Texas. Bat specialist Sheila Casper and her assistant Jimmy are brought in but can they stop the bats before the military comes in and, in their ignorance, makes things worse? Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of bat attacks, and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

American Fork, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,717,902, 24 October 1999

Gross USA:

$10,155,690

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,155,690
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Destination Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

15 puppeteers participated in the film that handled each of the 30 bat puppets. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Casper fires 7 rounds out of a revolver which holds but 6. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Emmett Kimsey: Are you kidding me? I am not up to my chest in bat shit.
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Alternate Versions

The R-rated Region 1 DVD features bloodier and more graphic attacks from the bats than in the PG-13 theatrical, video and cable versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 'Bats' Abound (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags)
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User Reviews

Watchable...if you view it a certain way
3 July 2000 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

This is not a very good movie. If I had seen it at a theater, I would have felt ripped off, certainly. But at home, I watched it with an undemanding mood, and with the feeling this was a basic update of a low budget animal-attacking movie of the '70s. Seeing it that way, the movie was good enough to pass the time. No more, but I wasn't bored.

Certainly, there's a lot of the movie that's dumb. Some of the puppets and computer generated effects look really bad. The black character is only there for humor, and his treatment is somewhat offensive. Lou Diamond Phillips can't act. Sometimes you can't tell what's going on with all the close-ups of flapping wings and bad editing.

There are a few good things. Some of the cliches I was expecting actually didn't happen. (For one thing, the authorities are quick to the danger for once.) The cinematography is excellent, and occasionally the movie has a "big" feeling that makes it look more expensive that its $6.5 million budget.

So if you like B movies, are feeling undemanding, and can see it cheaply or for free, you might want to give it a try.


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