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Beginning of the End

Beginning of the End (1957)

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Release Date: Jun 28, 1957 Limited

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Produced by Bert I. Gordon, The Beginning of the End is a menacing onslaught of giant-sized grasshoppers. Department of Agriculture functionary Dr. Ed Wainwright (Peter Graves) and photojournalist Audrey Aimes (Peggie Castle) discover that the huge grasshoppers are the product of a experiment in radioactivity gone awry. Before the Army can neutralize the green monstrosities, Chicago has been besieged by the ravenous insects. Beginning of the End was one of two horror films produced by American

Mar 25, 2003

Republic Pictures (I)

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Bert I Gordon, the kitsch master of nature gone giant cinema, created this bargain basement spectacle of supersized locusts eating their way through Illinois to Chicago ...

April 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Seanax.com
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Giant grasshoppers, Peter Graves, and Bert I. Gordon. What more can you want?

December 29, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Bad Movie Lesson #1: Bert I. Gordon. Avoid.

July 25, 2002
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Another giant bug movie, with a few scenes very reminiscent of Them!. Gordon is my least favourite sci-fi horror director, his movies aren't so bad that they're good, they're just plain bad. The special effects are so simple a kid could have made them, the acting is bad, the story is lacking and full of holes. I wouldn't recommend this movie.
July 3, 2011
ajv2688

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Um, saying its one of the better giant grasshopper movies, isn't exactly an endorsement.
June 17, 2008
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