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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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Mike Mendez

Writer:

Gregory Gieras
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Cast

Cast overview:
Greg Grunberg ... Alex Mathis
Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Jefferson
Ruben Pla ... Carl The Mortician
Alexis Kendra ... Nurse Lisa (as Alexis Peters)
Lombardo Boyar ... Jose Ramos
Bob Bledsoe ... Director Harris
Eben Kostbar Eben Kostbar ... Lead Technician
Ray Wise ... Major Braxton C. Tanner
Clare Kramer ... Lt. Karly Brant
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Lucas
Kerry O'Quinn Kerry O'Quinn ... Elderly Patient (as Kerry Hedick O'Quinn)
Adam Gierasch ... Homeless Man
Bobby C. King ... Lead Operative
James Mathis III ... Street Cop
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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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10 stories high and very hungry.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mega Spider See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the segment 'Sweet Tooth' from Tales of Halloween (2015) Greg Grunberg and Clare Krame reprise their roles of Alex Mathis and Lt. K Brandt-Mathis, now a married couple with a son. Grunberg is also seen wearing the same exterminator coveralls he wore in 'Big Ass Spider!' See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Jose are leaving the Hospital and Jose is opening the opaque glass door, the lighting equipment is visible. You can see a tripod behind the door. See more »

Quotes

Alex Mathis: Let's do it for the kids!
Jose Ramos: Let's do it for the kids...
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Crazy Credits

Part-way through the credits, the Major interrupts and asks the hero for help with a different major insect problem. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) See more »

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Where Is My Mind?
Words and Music by Charles Thompson
© Songs of Universal, Inc.
On behalf of Rice and Beans Music (BMI)
Performed by Storm Large
Courtesy of Big Daddy Large Records
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Kind of fun, but it definitely could have been better
12 October 2014 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Somewhat amusing horror comedy about, well, you know. Greg Grunberg makes an affable hero as an exterminator who comes across a gigantic spider at a hospital. The Army (led by Ray Wise) soon arrives, and Grunberg hopes to kill it and collect a reward before the Army can beat him to it. Meanwhile, the spider continues to feed and grow. This pretty much follows the same template as any giant monster movie. I don't really like CGI effects, and the spider looks pretty awful. What makes this movie almost worth watching is the comedy. It is pretty funny. Grunberg teams up with a Mexican security guard (Lombardo Boyar), and the two have a pretty amusing give and take. Boyar's character might be just a tad too stereotypical, though (an appearance by some black street toughs confirms my suspicion that the director was a little too into racial humor; although, I'd guess by the name that he is Hispanic, so, I don't know, maybe it's okay?). Clare Kramer is pretty good as Grunberg's love interest, an Army lieutenant. Not bad for what it is, and it is very short.


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