The Swarm


Time Out says

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.

By: JS


Release details

116 mins

Cast and crew

Irwin Allen
Stirling Silliphant
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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