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Locusts (2005)

Dr. Maddy Rierdon, an investigator for the Department of Agriculture, is the only person who can protect America from a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Lawless ... Maddy Rierdon
John Heard ... Dr. Peter Axelrod
Dylan Neal ... Dan Dyrer
Gregory Alan Williams ... General Miller (as GregAlan Williams)
Mike Farrell ... Lyle Rierden
Natalija Nogulich ... Lorelei Wentworth (as Natalia Nogulich)
Mike Gomez ... Secretary Morales
Esperanza Catubig ... Vivian
Sam Temeles ... Wyatt Reynolds
Mark Costello ... Director Rusk
Margaret Lawhon Margaret Lawhon ... Senator Clauson
Caroline McKinley Caroline McKinley ... Terry Axelrod
D.J. Dierker ... Jonas Hanauer (as Daniel Joseph)
Nicolas Roye ... Jimmy
Drew Seeley ... Willy (as Andrew Seeley)


Dr. Maddy Rierdon, an investigator for the Department of Agriculture, is the only person who can protect America from a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts.

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Don't get caught in the eye of the SWARM. See more »


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Release Date:

24 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les ailes du chaos See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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1 April 2006 | by Nathaniel BaconSee all my reviews

This film is actually better than it is being credited for. It's number one strength is definitely the skill of Lucy Lawless(although it's somewhat wasted in many emotionally light scenes), and the script can, at times, be slightly inept. However, it's an interesting story with something to say. Introducing some very thought provoking themes and ideas about the boundaries of science and human power, it shows a rather creative way in which nature can punish us for our own idiocy. A surprising bonus is the high quality of special effects involved. There's really nothing that comes off as fake. Campy, maybe... but not fake. In the end, this film is satisfying. Especially when compared to the vast sea of other made-for-TV-movies, it stands out ahead of the pack. It's sequel "Vampire Bats"(while still far from perfect), draws on this film's strengths and builds upon them. Both movies are worth a watch, and worth owning if you are a fan of Lucy.

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