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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Where do you hide when the dark is alive? See more »


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, 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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Trivia

With a final budget of $5.25 million, the film recouped it all in its first week in theaters. It grossed well over $30 million worldwide in theatrical, DVD, digital, and television sales. See more »

Goofs

Laser and inkjet printers do not make the noise of a noisy dot matrix printer. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Sands: Houston, we've got a problem.
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical and VHS versions are rated PG-13 while the DVD version is the R-rated cut. See more »


Soundtracks

One Less Fool
Performed by The Souvenirs
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User Reviews

 
Bats!
16 November 2004 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

I really like this film Bats! Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer, Bob Gunton, and Leon stars in this picture. The movie in My opinion has non-stop Bat action! The actors especially Phillips and Meyer have very good performances. I like the way the movie is filmed. Everything is bright and I think that the camera work is awesome! The Bats are really neat and scary looking little creatures. I love the effects when they fly every where and across the moon! The music by Graeme Revell is very good. Everything else is very good in this movie. I don't know why it is currently on the IMDb bottom 100: #84. I have no clue. The film in My opinion has just about everything and the killer Bats are great! I recommend everyone who loves monster films to ignore the bad rating and comments and watch Bats today because its great film and I strongly recommend it!


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