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The Savage Bees (1976)

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Having already overrun most of South America, a swarm of vicious African killer bees prepares to descend upon the United States. Almost as if rehearsed, the tiny menaces converge on New Orleans during Mardi Gras. With revellers dropping left and right, thanks to the fatal stings of the bees, it is up to the local constabulary, represented by Sheriff McKew (Ben Johnson), and a team of scientists, commandeered by Dr. Mueller (Horst Buchholz), to end the deadly plague for good and all. As usual, however, it is such "civilians" as Jeff DuRand (Michael Parks) and Jeannie Devereaux (Gretchen Corbett) who are best equipped to ward off the buzzing scourges. An Emmy-award winner for Best Sound Mixing, The Savage Bees debuted November 22, 1976, on NBC.

Cast

Ben Johnson
as Sheriff Donald McKew
Michael Parks
as Dr. Jeff DuRand
Paul Hecht
as Dr. Rufus Carter
Horst Buchholz
as Dr. Jorge Meuller
Don Hood
as Deputy Churn
Eliott Keener
as Freighter Boatswain
Lyla Kay Owen
as Mrs. McKew
Sylvia Kuumba Williams
as Morgue Receptionist
Richard Boyle
as Coast Guard Chief
James Best
as Pelligrino
Bill Holliday
as Deputy Stilt
Bruce French
as Police Lieutenant
Gretchen Corbett
as Jeannie Devereaux
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