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An entomologist accompanies a team of commandos to prevent prehistoric insects from escaping from a subway system.

Director:

Joseph Conti

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Patrick Doody (story) (as Patrick J. Doody), Chris Valenziano (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Matt Pollack
Angie Everhart ... Emily Foster
R.H. Thomson ... Reynolds (as R.H. Thompson)
Karl Pruner Karl Pruner ... Victor Petronovich
Duane Murray ... Benton
Romano Orzari ... Garcia
Stephanie Moore ... Manning
Wes Williams ... Bergstein (as Wes 'Maestro' Williams)
Xuan Fraser Xuan Fraser ... Beat Cop
Lynne Griffin ... Medical Examiner
Tim Post ... Jack Ball
Elias Zarou ... Chief Lembeck
Nigel Hamer ... VIP Man
Nanci Steele Nanci Steele ... VIP Woman
Peter Kosaka Peter Kosaka ... Mr. Yokoto
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An entomologist accompanies a team of commandos to prevent prehistoric insects from escaping from a subway system.

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When Giant Insects Swarm In The City's Subways, Humanity Lands On The Fast Track To Extinction!


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Rated R for creature violence and bloody images | See all certifications »

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Info for Bugs on SCI FI.com

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bichos (Bugs) See more »

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A fair example of its type.
16 July 2017 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

As far as cheesy made for television genre movies with digital effects go, "Bugs" offers a decent enough diversion. It stars Antonio Sabato, Jr. as an FBI agent named Pollack who is on the trail of a serial killer. The trail leads him to a totally unrelated circumstance, that of enormous, bloodthirsty insects terrorizing a subway tunnel that is under construction. He teams with a sexy insect expert, Dr. Emily Foster (Angie Everhart) to save the day.

'Bugs' has a pretty routine script, with routine and annoying characters for the most part. There is a pathologically greedy tycoon (Karl Pruner) who doesn't want ANYTHING to spoil his plans. This character is set up as being so reprehensible (and over the top) that you keep waiting for him to get his comeuppance. There's also a team of commandos, turned into chopped meat by the rampaging critters.

Anybody watching will automatically peg this as a typical "Aliens" wannabe, hampered by the constraints of TV level budgeting, uneven CGI (but fairly well designed bugs), dumb dialogue, and some lame performances. Sabato is an extremely stoic hero, the kind of guy who only ever seems to have one expression on his face. Everhart is quite easy to watch, playing the kind of tough, capable heroine who has brains to match her hotness. Veteran Canadian character actor R.H. Thomson makes the most of his role as the hotshot who designed and built these tunnels. Horror buffs will enjoy seeing the lovely Lynne Griffin ("Black Christmas" '74, "Curtains") in a cameo as the Deputy Medical Examiner.

Mildly thrilling at best, with a fortunately decent pace and short running time (if you watch it on DVD) that keeps it from being too painful.

Five out of 10.


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