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Killer bees from South America have been breeding with the gentler bees of more northern climates, slowly extending their territory northward decade after decade. Entomologist Brad Crane has discovered that something is making them come together in huge, killer swarms. He wants to keep General Slater from using military tactics from further upsetting the balance of nature as they join to try to stop the swarms from approaching Houston, Texas.Written by
José Ferrer appeared in this movie, as Dr. Andrews, the director of a nuclear power plant, as a favor to Producer and Director Irwin Allen. Ferrer did all of his scenes in one morning, by just walking across the Warner Brothers lot from the soundstage, where he was filming The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978), a CBS mini-series that he was also making for Allen. See more »
During the ambulance crash, the scene changes briefly from nighttime to broad daylight. See more »
[Crane has found something at the ravaged picnic site]
[holding it up]
Plastic. It's a piece of a plastic cup. There are pieces all around here.
[he starts pointing out the other fragments]
Look. Look, there. There. There.
What's so significant about that?
I'm afraid to speculate. But, I think, the bees, did this.
Are you saying these bees eat plastic?
No, no. But I'm wondering. Your American Honeybee has a weak mouth, that couldn't even break the skin, of a grape. But it looks like this species, ...
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Disclaimer in closing credits: The African killer bee portrayed in this film bears absolutely no relationship to the industrious hard-working American honey bee to which we are indebted for pollinating vital crops that feed our nation. See more »
DVD and laserdisc release includes 40 minutes of footage not included on the theatrical release. See more »
"The Swarm" has its share of flaws, no doubt about that: it's overlong, it's filled with genre cliches (many veterans cast in pointless supporting roles, indifferent romances) and it's occasionally overacted, especially by Michael Caine, who has a role far below his abilities. However, those who are calling it "terrible" and "campy" are REALLY overdoing it. The special effects are actually FIRST-RATE and most of the attack sequences are utterly convincing. Don't judge the film on the basis of its bad reputation; watch it for yourself and you'll discover that, while it's not an "art" film, it's an agreeable way to kill two hours.
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