The Swarm

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Swarms 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.

Release details

Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Irwin Allen
Screenwriter: Stirling Silliphant
Cast: Michael Caine
Katharine Ross
Richard Widmark
Richard Chamberlain
Olivia de Havilland
Henry Fonda
Ben Johnson
Lee Grant
José Ferrer
Patty Duke Astin
Slim Pickens
Bradford Dillman
Fred MacMurray
Cameron Mitchell
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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.