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1.44 /10
Michael Caine , Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark
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Directed by: Irwin Allen
Written by: Stirling Silliphant from Arthur Herzogís novel

Released: 1978
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 116

Killer bees invade USA.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Itís hard to know whatís worse: the ridiculous special effects or the dreary direction. Or perhaps itís Olivia de Havillandís southern accent. Some kind of all-time booby prize should go to Stirling Silliphantís screenplay: itís the kind of film in which people are telling each other things they must already know, and the dialogue is of unsurpassed banality.

Classic lines include "They're more virulent than the Australian brown box jellyfish" (Henry Fonda, playing an immunologist) and "I'm going to be the first officer in US battle history to get his butt kicked by a mess of bugs! (Richard Widmark).

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