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* ImprobableInfantSurvival: Averted hard, we get a [[SarcasmMode nice]] scene of some schoolchildren being stung to death and then their school principal looks out the window to see their dead bodies.

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The shockingly loaded AllStarCast included Caine, Katharine Ross, Creator/RichardWidmark, Creator/FredMacMurray, Creator/HenryFonda, and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland in her last theatrical feature (she appeared in a couple more TV movies before retiring).


->Irwin Allen “won” a 1984 Worst Career Achievement Razzie naming him “The Master of Disaster". And ''The Swarm'' is the single biggest disaster on his less-than-distinguished résumé. (...) Under Allen's firm hand, and despite the enormous production budget, ''The Swarm'' turned the tale of an invasion of killer bees into the ultimate B movie.
-->--'''''The Official [[Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] Movie Guide'''''

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->Irwin ->''"Irwin Allen “won” "won" a 1984 Worst Career Achievement Razzie naming him “The "The Master of Disaster". And ''The Swarm'' is the single biggest disaster on his less-than-distinguished résumé. (...) Under Allen's firm hand, and despite the enormous production budget, ''The Swarm'' turned the tale of an invasion of killer bees into the ultimate B movie.
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-->--'''''The Official [[Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] Movie Guide'''''



* ArtisticLicenceBiology: The movie gets a ''lot'' of things wrong with regard to bees, but perhaps the biggest is missing the fact that bees die themselves when they sting people. On top of that, even Africanized bees aren't as ludicrously aggressive as depicted in the movie. The plot would actually have made a lot more sense had it involved wasps rather than bees.
* ArtisticLicenceNuclearPhysics: A horde of killer bees gets into a nuclear power plant. This somehow causes the plant to [[GoingCritical go critical]] and go up in a gigantic explosion within seconds. Without killing the bees.
** Well one assumes it killed all the bees in the blast radius. But insects can survive a high roentgen count; any radiation strong enough to kill the bees would also kill us.

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* ArtisticLicenceBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology: The movie gets a ''lot'' of things wrong with regard to bees, but perhaps the biggest is missing the fact that bees die themselves when they sting people. On top of that, even Africanized bees aren't as ludicrously aggressive as depicted in the movie. The plot would actually have made a lot more sense had it involved wasps rather than bees.
* ArtisticLicenceNuclearPhysics: ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: A horde of killer bees gets into a nuclear power plant. This somehow causes the plant to [[GoingCritical go critical]] and go up in a gigantic explosion within seconds. Without seconds, without killing the bees.
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bees. Well one assumes it killed all the bees in the blast radius. But insects can survive a high roentgen count; any radiation strong enough to kill the bees would also kill us.





* AndStarring: "and Fred [=MacMurray=] as Clarence... and Henry Fonda as Dr. Krim"

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* AndStarring: "and Fred [=MacMurray=] Creator/FredMacMurray as Clarence... and Henry Fonda Creator/HenryFonda as Dr. Krim"


** Creator/PattyDuke is a pregnant café waitress who gives birth to her child and promptly disappears.

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** Creator/PattyDuke is a pregnant café waitress who gives falls in love with the doctor who helps her give birth to her child and promptly disappears.child.



* LargeHam: Michael Caine and Richard Widmark's teeth-gnashing arguments make up a good portion of the movie.

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* LargeHam: Michael Caine and Richard Widmark's teeth-gnashing arguments make up at least a good portion third of the movie.


** Patty Duke is a pregnant café waitress who gives birth to her child and promptly disappears.

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** Patty Duke Creator/PattyDuke is a pregnant café waitress who gives birth to her child and promptly disappears.


* BowtiesAreCool: Dr. Krim and Clarence both rock the look.


->--'''''The Official [[Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] Movie Guide'''''

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->Irwin Allen “won” a 1984 Worst Career Achievement Razzie naming him “The Master of Disaster". And ''The Swarm'' is the single biggest disaster on his less-than-distinguished résumé. (...) Under Allen's firm hand, and despite the enormous production budget, ''The Swarm'' turned the tale of an invasion of killer bees into the ultimate B movie.
->--'''''The Official [[Usefulnotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] Movie Guide'''''


* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: Dr. Krim]]

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* [[spoiler: * DeathByAdaptation: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Krim]]



* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of East Texas]]: Seen as the trainload of evacuees leaves Marysville.

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* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois TheMountainsOfIllinois: The Mountains mountains of East Texas]]: Seen Texas are seen as the trainload of evacuees leaves Marysville.


* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of Texas]]: Seen as the trainload of evacuees leaves Marysville.

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* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of East Texas]]: Seen as the trainload of evacuees leaves Marysville.

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* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains of Texas]]: Seen as the trainload of evacuees leaves Marysville.

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* AttackOfTheTownFestival: The Marysville Flower Festival, to be precise.


'''''The Swarm''''' is a 1978 DisasterMovie adapted from a novel by Arthur Herzog, produced and directed by Creator/IrwinAllen.

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'''''The Swarm''''' ''The Swarm'' is a 1978 DisasterMovie adapted from a novel by Arthur Herzog, produced and directed by Creator/IrwinAllen.

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