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Locusts (1974)

A swarm of locusts appears on the horizon near a Midwestern town, and the inhabitants must find a way to destroy or divert them before the insects devour the area's valuable crops.

Director:

Richard T. Heffron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Johnson ... Amos Fletcher
Ron Howard ... Donny Fletcher
Katherine Helmond ... Claire Fletcher
Lisa Gerritsen ... Sissy Fletcher (as Lisa True Gerritsen)
Belinda Balaski ... Janet Willimer
Rance Howard ... Aaron
Robert Cruse Robert Cruse ... Cully Cullitan
William Speerstra William Speerstra ... Ace Teverley
Robert Koons Robert Koons ... Klanser
Bob W. Hoffman Bob W. Hoffman ... Tom
Les Kimber ... Jim
Jacqueline Dunckel Jacqueline Dunckel ... Mrs. Hensen
Jack Goth Jack Goth ... Hank
Nancy Dunckel Nancy Dunckel ... Lilah
Michael James Michael James ... Cory
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A swarm of locusts appears on the horizon near a Midwestern town, and the inhabitants must find a way to destroy or divert them before the insects devour the area's valuable crops.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Tag, an dem die Heuschrecken kamen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Amos Fletcher: A man that won't try don't need no enemy, 'cause he's already beaten.
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Soundtracks

HARVEST
Written by Stephen Geyer
Sung by Herb Pedersen
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Is it most a drama or a swarm movie?
10 March 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Well that's the main question here. It hesitates all the way between the two. But it's not so a problem for me, just a question. But I guess it is more a drama after all than a swarm film, if you consider the other swarm features involving bees for instance. Here it is mainly a sort of analysis of a Midwest farm family. For TV audiences, home audiences. Not bad.


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