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The Bees (1978)

When South America killer bees, corporately smuggled into the United States, mutates into intelligent insects and attacks helpless people, young scientist work desperately to end the threat as the menace swarms in on the city areas.

Director:

Alfredo Zacarías (as Alfredo Zacharias)

Writer:

Alfredo Zacarías (original story) (as Alfredo Zacharias)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... John Norman
Angel Tompkins ... Sandra Miller
John Carradine ... Dr. Sigmund Hummel
Claudio Brook ... Dr. Miller
Alicia Encinas Alicia Encinas ... Alicia
Julio César Imbert Julio César Imbert ... Julio (as Julio Cesar)
Armando Martín Armando Martín ... Arthur (as Armand Martin)
José Chávez José Chávez ... Father (as Jose Chavez Trowe)
George Belanger George Belanger ... Undersecretary Brennan (as George Bellanger)
Delroy White Delroy White ... Winkler (as Deloy White)
Roger Cudney ... Blankeley
Julia Yallop Julia Yallop ... Model
Chad Hastings Chad Hastings ... Gray
Elizabeth Wallace Elizabeth Wallace ... Secretary
Al Jones Al Jones ... Mugger 1
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Storyline

Corporate smuggling of South American killer bees into the United States results in huge swarms terrorizing the northern hemisphere. A small team of scientists work desperately to destroy the threat, but the bees soon mutate into a super-intelligent species that threatens the world. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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They prey on HUMAN FLESH!


Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bees See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bees used in this film had their stingers removed as a precautionary measure. See more »

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Featured in Get Stung! With Alfredo Zacharias (2016) See more »

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The Bees is pretty bad, but a lot of fun to watch.
28 September 1999 | by GC-9See all my reviews

O.K. heres the basic plot: we have been poisoning the air for so many years that nature has fought back by sending us KILLER BEES. Now if that doesn't grab you how about this: This film features a swarm of bees addressing the United Nations, as Angel Thompkin's screams "You have to listen! You have to listen (sic) what the bees are trying to tell you!" I really had fun watching this, but I am truly amazed at how bad it is. There are surprising continuity errors. (In one scene hit men shoot a man as he is sitting in a chair. In the next shot, it's a different older chair.) Many of the shot's of the bee swarms look like they are just clouds of smoke. However, Nightmare On Elm Street's John Saxon is in it, and Claudio Brooks gets hit in the head with a rock. All in all I highly recommend it.


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