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    The Swarm

Rating:

Disaster:

Killer Creatures

Plot Summary:

A massive swarm of killer bees has begun an invasion of the US. A group of scientists are left to find a way to destroy the bees before the whole country is overrun.

Comments:

Fantastic disaster movie with decent special effects. Another of Irwin Allens films, though this one failed in the box office. Still a classic though. The characters are over the top and as usual Michael Caine over acts his role. The plot moves along fairly nicely but the film does tend to drag towards the end.

Special Effects:

The special effects were largely believable and because this film belongs to the pre-computer graphics era, all the effects are either full scale shots or miniature models. The train crash scene has to be one of my favourite shots from this film and is quite believable. Recommended for those who love those seventies killer creature flicks with that disaster movie edge.

Status:

Available

Released:

1978

Runtime:

149 mins

Color System:

Color

Screen Ratio:

Widescreen (2.35:1)

Starring:

Michael Caine, Lee Grant

Producer:

Irwin Allen

Director:

Irwin Allen

AKA:

none
   

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