This is possibly one of the cheesiest films I have ever seen...ever! Yet strangely interesting if only because of its star-studded cast The Swarm is an example of how bad script, unbelievable dialogue and poor editing equals a waste of time.
Time Out saysSwarms of African killer bees infiltrate a Texan Air Force base, stinging a number of missile button-pushers to death. But relax; in their wake strolls Caine, an able entomologist who has in his wallet the phone number of leading immunologist Dr Krim (Fonda). He also has the ear of a presidential advisor, and was passing through with a truckload of miracle sting-relief called Cardio-pep. 'Cardio-pep?' breathes the doctor (Ross), strangely excited. Their eyes meet. Meanwhile, the bees have brought down a couple of helicopters, sharply curtailed a family picnic, and...At this point a number of journalists, rolling in the aisles with laughter, were ejected from the press screening. All they missed was the slow death of a risibly inadequate disaster movie.
Cast and crew
Henry Fonda, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, José Ferrer, Patty Duke Astin, Slim Pickens, Bradford Dillman, Fred MacMurray, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Chamberlain, Richard Widmark, Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Cameron Mitchell