Released on July 14 of 1978 in the USA, "The Swarm" (also known as "Tödliche Schwarm, Der") is an Action/Science Fiction/Horror film directed by Irwin Allen, and written by Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) . Michael Caine and Katharine Ross are starring, alongside Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Ben Johnson and Lee Grant.
The most terrifying thing about THE SWARM is that it is based on Fact: It exists. Fact: It has awesome destructive power. Fact: We don't know how to stop it.
Who directed "The Swarm":
The Swarm was directed by Irwin Allen, an American producer, director, and writer.
Before The Swarm, Irwin Allen had directed The Towering Inferno, released in 1974, Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961), The Lost World (1960), The Story of Mankind (1957). Since, he directed Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, released in 1979.
When was "The Swarm" released:
The Swarm was initally released in the United States on Friday, July 14, 1978. Also released on Friday, July 14, 1978 have been Foul Play (dir. Colin Higgins) and Pane e cioccolata (dir. Franco Brusati). This was forty-one (41) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, September 13, 1978 in France and on Thursday, September 14, 1978 in Germany.
What is the cast of "The Swarm":
At the casting of The Swarm we find Michael Caine, previously seen in Silver Bears (1978) and A Bridge Too Far (1977); Katharine Ross (Voyage of the Damned (1976), The Stepford Wives (1975)); Richard Widmark (Coma (1978), Rollercoaster (1977)) [ more... ]
- Don 'Red' Barry and Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda also appeared together in Warlock, released in 1959.
- Henry Fonda and Lee Grant also appeared in There Was a Crooked Man..., released in 1970.
- Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda also appeared together in Rollercoaster, released in 1977.
- Richard Widmark and Morgan Paull also appeared in Twilight's Last Gleaming, released in 1977.
What is the Storyline of "The Swarm":
A group of soldiers led by Maj. Baker (Bradford Dillman) is ordered to investigate a basement level station which they believed was attacked. After Baker contacts his commander, Gen. Slater (Richard Widmark), they begin to investigate who drove a civilian van into the base. It is revealed to be owned by a scientist named Dr. Bradford Crane (Michael Caine), the only survivor of the attack. Slater orders two helicopters to check for a black mass (revealed to be bees), but the two helicopters are swarmed by [...]
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