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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 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 »

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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

The film was to originally be titled Blood Moon. See more »

Goofs

Dead deputy found in bar can be seen breathing. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Sands: Clip their wings? Man, could you just shoot their damn heads off? And don't miss.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Excerpts from 'Lucia Di Lammermoor'
Composed by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras
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The Most Awesome Movie Ever
28 April 2000 | by VKMSee all my reviews

Ladies and gentlemen of film industry jury. So many bad things have been said about one movie entitled, Bats. I don't understand how this can be done. For there's a simple fact one should have realized before seeing the movie...it was going to be BAD!

This movie is a classic Lame Killer Animal Movie. Hence, there in lies it's appeal. If you went into watching this movie looking for a thrilling terrifying scary horror movie, you should have known better. Just like Lake Placid, Deep Blue Sea, Anaconda, etc, killer animal movies are great for great laughs. And this is no exception. It's awesome. Before you see a movie, and pass judgement on it, know what you are getting yourself into! Genetically altered killer BATS isn't exactly scary to me...and I knew it was going to be bad before I saw it. Which makes it all that much better. We need to stop taking movies like this so seriously, and realize the comedy that lies there in.

Thank you. And remember.

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