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Swarmed (2005)

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The residents of a small town find themselves battling a swarm of hornets which has been sprayed by a super pesticide.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shanks ... Kent Horvath
Carol Alt ... Cristina Brown
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ... Q
Jonathan Malen ... Rafe
Maria Brooks ... Melanie Sheer
Balázs Koós Balázs Koós ... Chuey
Tim Thomerson ... Phineas Washburn
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... Mayor Gibson
Ellen Dubin ... Ellie Martin
Booth Savage ... Agent Doug Heydon
David Eisner David Eisner ... David Orsow
Samantha Weinstein ... Cindy Orsow
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Brent Gorman
Lorry Ayers ... Glenda Gorman
Bill Lake ... Chief of Police
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The residents of a small town find themselves battling a swarm of hornets which has been sprayed by a super pesticide.

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coroner eating | killer bee | See All (2) »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados en el enjambre See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(Ontario)

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Color
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Originally slated to air in the USA on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2005. See more »

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When Q attempts to kill the swarm with the flamethrower at the fair, the heat and flames do not melt or destroy the plastic flags and bunting (revealing the flames to be an obvious post-production special effect). See more »

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clearly light humor science fiction
17 August 2008 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

On the surface, this movie is about mutated wasps that make a huge swarm to kill people.

In effect,it is light comedy, and obviously done on purpose. This is one of those movies that has a lot of little things, and probably a lot in the background that I didn't bother noticing, but that the geeks surely will.

The formula story of the officials who refuse to believe in an emergency situation, straight from "Jaws", the ambitious reporter, the camera man who will do anything to get a camera shot, the few people who know what is going on that no one will listen to (which is actually true to life, which is what makes these movies work.) All of these are in this movie.

There are then the light hearted comic bits. The head honcho macho guy who has a spotter for his 65 pound bench press will crack up any gym goer. The attacks as seen from the bug's point of view is purposely comical. The girl using a rifle to shoot at a wasp. These and other little things make this formula movie almost bearable. It is possibly made for those who will try to spot little things. A great movie for the dorks, but with enough obvious comedy to appease the masses somewhat. Not a great flick, but not a bad one.


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