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Bacterium (2006)

PG-13 | | Horror | November 2006 (USA)
When a handful of friends stumble upon the abandoned building, they come face to face with a biological weapons experiment gone catastrophically wrong. They also confront a maniacal ... See full summary »

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Brett Piper

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alison Whitney ... Beth
Benjamin Kanes ... Jiggs
Miya Sagara Miya Sagara ... Brook
Andrew Kranz ... Chandler (as Andrew Michael Kranz)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Panhead Fred Bauer Panhead Fred Bauer ... Head Biker
Carl Burrows ... Radio Operator
Buzz Cartier Buzz Cartier ... Dr. Clarkson - Melting Scientist
Tom Cikoski ... Senator Clairmont
Joyce Corbo Joyce Corbo ... Biker
Shelley Dague Shelley Dague ... Karin
Jessica Day Jessica Day ... Major Larson
John Degro John Degro ... Biker
Greg Ensel Greg Ensel ... Biker
John Paul Fedele John Paul Fedele ... Captain Forrester (as John Fedele)
David Fine ... General Newcombe
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Storyline

When a handful of friends stumble upon the abandoned building, they come face to face with a biological weapons experiment gone catastrophically wrong. They also confront a maniacal scientist who predicts life on Earth will end in 48 hours if the accelerated bacterial mutation cannot be halted. As the virulent, flesh-hungry contagion spreads from person to person, rendering each host into a pile of infectious ooze, it begins to multiply and increase in size. A covert military force sent in to contain the spread and destroy the organism discovers the extent of the slithering mutation, but by then it's far too late for conventional tactics. Extreme measures are required if anyone is left standing in one solid piece to do battle. Written by Jeffrey Faoro

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Taglines:

Invade. Infect. Mutate. Devour.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi horror violence and gore, some partial nudity and language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
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E.I. Independent Cinema See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Brett Piper had originally written the role of Major Larson for Julian Wells to play, but Wells ultimately was unable to play said part because she had moved to Los Angeles, California on the West Coast and the film was shot back on the East Coast. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, after the scientist in the hazmat suit falls to the ground by the burning car, his body disappears for subsequent shots. See more »

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Biggest bacteria ever!
17 March 2011 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

'Bacterium' is a movie almost impossible to vote for, because from one minute to the next, it mutates from a 1 to a 10 or vice versa. The scene where the scientist talks about his super-bomb, while the politicians don't understand a word of his scientific explanations and decide to just toss a coin (to bomb or not to bomb, that is the question) is the funniest scene of that kind since 'Dr Strangelove'. On the other hand, the movie has rather tedious scenes in the military guys' HQ and the house as well, for example when the kids are watching the monster crawling in circles and growing a bit, then crawling some more and growing some more... you might watch the pond with the goldfish instead. Of course you would miss the hot chick then, taking her clothes off for a decontamination shower. Strangely enough, no-one else in the whole movie needed a decontamination shower, must be one of those purely coincidental things. In the end, with its ingredients (bikers, monsters, mad scientists), 'Bacterium' is cool despite the occasional flaws (paint-ball?) along the way.


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