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Squishy
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« on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

...not to mention the awful TV-disaster-movies, "Hanging By A Thread" (flashback-o-rama aboard a disabled cable car), "Fire!," "Flood!," "Cave-In!," and "The Night The Bridge Fell Down." Heeeeeyahhhh!

Thing I Learned Watching "The Swarm:"

--Killer bees set ambushes. The train full of Marysville evacuees is hurtling down the tracks (in Texas' mountain region, apparently). One bee appears and bothers the crew, who spend a fair amount of time debating what to do before crushing it. The rest of the bee's friends immediately attack the train--MILES AWAY FROM WHERE THE FIRST ONE WAS PICKED UP.

--You can "detonate" a nuclear power plant by rolling around on the control panel, which is immediately accessible from the outside by open windows.

--Unborn babies have "spider-sense."

 
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BoyScoutKevin
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

Where, oh where, did you go wrong, Irwin Allen? After the critical success of your "The Poseidon Adventure," and the even more popularly successful "The Towering Inferno." Did you go wrong, not once: "The Swarm," not twice: "Beneath the Poseidon Adventure," but three times: "When Time Ran Out."
Still, I'll always fondly remember you as the producer of "The Story of Mankind," "The Big Circus," "The Lost World," "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," and "Five Weeks in a Balloon," and as the television producer of "Lost in Space" and "The Time Tunnel."
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BoyScoutKevin
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

"What's it all about, Alfie." There must be two Michael Caines. The esteemed actor who has starred in such exalted films as "Zulu," "The Ipcress File," "Alfie," "Get Carter,"
(British version), "Sleuth," "The Man Who Would Be King," "California Suite," "Hannah and Her Sisters," "The Muppet's Christmas Carol," and "Cider House Rules." And the person who has appeared in such drek as "Hurry Sundown," "Swarm," "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure," "Island," "Jaws: the Revenge," and "Get Carter" (American version)
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mut
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

to boyscoutkevin: you missed off michael caine's best-known role in the italian job, and the most-quoted line: "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
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pred19
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

I love Michael Caine, so naturally I'm a little biased on his movies. This is, however, entertaining and interesting, although a fairly obvious cash-in on the much superior 'The Birds'. Still, it isn't all that bad, either.
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