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Tail Sting (2001)

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A pack of massive genetically altered Scorpions escape containment on an airplane, turning passengers into victims and forcing one ordinary woman to confront her worst fears.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Laura Putney ... Dr. Jennifer Ryan
Robert Merrill ... Captain Jack Russell (Pilot) (as Christian Scott)
Shirly Brener ... Shannon
Gulshan Grover ... Yaffi
Tara Price Tara Price ... Courtney
Jean Carol ... Flight Attendant Patti
Elizabeth Perry ... Jodie Shawback
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Boony Joe Boony ... Security Fred
Guy Bracca Guy Bracca ... Sudan
Conroe Brooks ... Omar
Jager Dan Jager Dan ... Biker #1
Ray Davis Ray Davis ... Curtis Burnham
Tony Dimond ... Air Traffic Controller Bob Campbell
Sean P. Donahue ... Airport Security (as Sean Donahue)
Jamie Douglass Jamie Douglass ... Brad
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Prepared for a routine flight across the Pacific, lonely widower and pilot Jack Russell maneuvers his jet into the sky and unknowingly tightens the gap between his passengers and doom. Lying dormant in the craft's hull is a secret shipment of genetically engineered Scorpion fetuses, the creation of Dr. Jennifer Ryan and her team of biochemists for the purpose of discovering a vaccine. At the same time, Yaffi and his brother Sudan sneak onto the airplane speaking in hushed tones about a conspiracy of their own; to smuggle themselves into America. One of Jennifer's most trusted colleagues uses this opportunity to break into the cargo hold and steal the Scorpions. Each fetus sleeps submerged in a jell liquid inside its own glass container. While transferring the fetuses from their secure metal unit the scientist is discovered by security. A desperate fight ensues, containers break, and the Scorpions open their ugly black eyes. Written by <mail@shorelineentertainment.com>

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No one can hear them sting. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tail Spin See more »

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Trivia

Laura Putney, the lead in this movie, is a graduate of Harvard Law School. See more »

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In the cockpit when the pilot sees the queen for the first time, you can see the legs of the man in the suit in the flashes for a second. Also, when the queen is at the bar, you can see a crewmember holding the tail on a stick. See more »

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No fat hairy scorpions were harmed in the shooting of this movie! See more »

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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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True Dreck - Scorpions on a Plane
29 October 2006 | by jmaassSee all my reviews

A truly bad movie, similar to what happens when someone takes a porno film and takes out the sex scenes. This film has all the positive attributes of a bad high school drama club production, minus the "family appeal".

Laura Putney does a passable acting job with little support from her overacting and mostly unlikeable supporting cast. Gulshan Grover and Guy Bracca as brothers Yaffi and Sudan do a reasonable acting job as well. Everyone else involved in the cast and crew should look into selling real estate.

Some of the "lowlights": Monster parts on-screen with visible human operators and supporting structures; the underlying plywood scenery construction visible when the cockpit panels get shot (clue to effects people: airliner cockpits have very little plywood built into them), the FAA "experts" are all unbelievable and insulting, Tara Price's character can't decide on an accent (Australian? New Jersy? Midwestern? what the Hell, new scene, new accent!), Rick Kelly, as "baddy" Scott takes the ham-handed overacting skill to new extremes.


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