“The Swarm” quotes(1978)
Plot – General Slater and Major Baker rush to a Texas secret military base after an inexplicable warning signal. There they find everyone dead except six men. Inside the base they find Brad Crane is still alive too. He has been studying for a long time a swarm of killer bees and the soldiers are ordered to follow Crane's commands. Walter Krim, a scientist, prepares a vaccine and testes it on himself but dies, then Slater and Baker decide to act by themselves. Houston is destroyed but the swarm is unscathed. Fortunately Crane has a good idea to stop them.
All actors – Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, José Ferrer, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, Bradford Dillman, Fred MacMurrayshow all
“The Swarm” Quotes 11 quotes
“We have been invaded, by an enemy far more lethal than any human force.”
“We've been fighting a losing battle against the insects for fifteen years, but I never thought I'd see the final face-off in my lifetime. And I never dreamed, that it would turn out to be the bees. They've always been our friend.”
“- Dr. Andrews: Billions of dollars have been spent to make these nuclear plants safe. Fail-safe! The odds against anything going wrong are astronomical, Doctor!
- Dr. Hubbard: I appreciate that, Doctor. But let me ask you. In all your fail-safe techniques, is there a provision for an attack by killer bees?”
“- Brad Crane: Suppose these bees, are using plastic, to insulate their hives.
- General Slater: No bee is that smart.
- Brad Crane: Suppose these African bees are.”
“- Brad Crane: General, if you use that, nothing will grow out there for the next ten years!
- General Slater: Why worry about shaving when somebody's going to cut your head off!”
“- Major Baker: Can we really count on a scientist who prays?
- General Slater: I wouldn't count on one who doesn't.”