Bug Buster (1998)





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When a typical teenager discovers her family is moving from a large city to a small town in the country, there are plenty of changes she's planning on ... but battling swarms of murderous insects isn't one of them.
R (sex, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Randy Quaid
as Gen. George S. Merlin
James Doohan
as Sheriff Carlson
George Takei
as Dr. Hiro Fujimoto
Ty O'Neal
as Deputy Bo
Bernie Kopell
as Gil Griffin
Anne Lockhart
as Cammie Griffin
Downtown Julie Brown
as Katie Cunning
Dennis Fimple
as Judediah
Johnny Legend
as Trailer Park Trash
Melba Toast
as Trailer Park Trash
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Critic Reviews for Bug Buster

All Critics (4)

...flat-out interminable for much of its running time.

Full Review… | February 23, 2007
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October 15, 2005

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January 18, 2004
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

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May 23, 2003
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Bug Buster

I remember seeing this on Scifi, but I didn't rememebr all the people in it. Seriously it's got George Takei in it! Plus one of the Mighty Ducks, although he pretty much just acts like his Mighty Ducks character. It's as cheesy as you would think. But the commercials were entertaining.

Sarah Helwig
Sarah Helwig

Pretty bad even where bad is concerned. Before Grey's Anatomy and before Knocked Up Katherine Heigl gave us Bug Buster. Poor performances from what should be an alright cast blur the lines between over the top comic relief and just crude acting. Awful special effects and an unstoppable referencing of other films Jaws and Outbreak are mentioned by name this film is lucky it is hilariously bad but also the comedy moments are so bad they are positively excellent. The news station being called FU2 television is cringe worthy chucklesome.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Silly D-movie about killer cockroaches that take over a small town and attack unsuspecting teenagers, including lead Katherine Heigl (before she turned into a stuck-up bitch A-list celeb). Thanks to Arachnophobia, we are given a John Goodman rip-off in Randy Quaid who's over the top acting and strain for comic relief really makes you feel sorry for him and his career. You also feel sad for Star Trek alum James Doohan and George Takei who attempted to play serious roles but wound up being the true comic relief of the film. Still, there are some silly bugs and silly death to look at for 90 minutes, so why the fuck not?

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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