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Bug Buster
Bug Buster
Actors: Randy Quaid, Brenda Epperson Doumani, Katherine Heigl, James Doohan, George Takei
Director: Lorenzo Doumani
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG-13     2000     1hr 33min


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Actors: Randy Quaid, Brenda Epperson Doumani, Katherine Heigl, James Doohan, George Takei
Director: Lorenzo Doumani
Creators: Hanania Baer, Lorenzo Doumani, Lawrence J. Gleason, Christian E. Dirkes, Steven R. Stevens, Malick Khoury
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Studio: Dmg Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/24/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Just plain fun!
Pete Miles | Tallahassee, Florida United States | 03/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This flick is just plain, old-fashioned fun! Cheap thrills and special effects, but the hilarious Randy Quaid and the ever sexy Meredith Salenger and Katherine Heigl more than make up for it. Good "Friday Night Popcorn Flick"! Lacking in the Extras department, but worth a look."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, James Doohan and George Takei, STAR TREK's Scotty and Sulu, are in this movie. Doohan has more screen time as the sheriff, but Takei as an eccentric scientist, looks like he stepped right out of a Japense scifi flick.
BUG BUSTER, an entertaining little flick, has an identity crisis that works against its overall effectiveness. Is it a horror movie with comic touches or is it a comedy with horror touches? It's not out and out satire like the Scary Movie series, and it seems to want to take itself seriously, even with Randy Quaid's over the top General George, the pest eliminator. At any rate, director Lorenzo Doumani keeps the movie going along pretty well and has some unique things going for it.
First, here we have Bernie Kopell (from LOVE BOAT) and Anne Lockhart (June's daughter) playing the parents of premenopausal Katherine Heigl. And they get their own love's nice to see people past the age of 50 having the desire to have sex and show their love for each other.
As for the bugs, the real roaches are quite repulsive, and even the giant one at the climax is effectively disgusting. Downtown Julie Brown has a "cute" cameo as the reporter for FU2 t.v., where she blatantly extols the calamities happening in the little town of Mountainview.
Another unique touch: Trailer Trash, the band in the lodge's lounge, featuring Melba Toast and ?, is hilarious.
Entertaining, but its identity crisis, keeps it from being better. Oh, Brenda Doumani who plays the veterinarian is effective, and probably related to the director? Anyway, she also sings the movies closing credit song, "Virtue", which is about as bad as a song can get!"
What a GREAT Movie!!
RIcky Santiago | College Point, NY | 06/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bug Buster was one of the greatest movies I've seen in a long time. I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy movies, and this one was amazing. It was funny, serious and even exciting. What more could you ask for in a movie. The actors were also great, especially Katherine Heigl!"
Bugbusters-Another Flop of Heigl's-What's Happening? | Fargo, North Dakota | 05/03/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The early portion of Katherine Heigl's career seemed to promise a great deal of upcoming success. But after her release of Wish Upon a Star , things have gone terribly downward, it seems. Bugbusters, was the latest, and prime example. In an age of young actresses succeeding in Hollywood as if there's no tomorrow, why hasn't Heigl made it? She showed brilliance in all movies she put out up to 1996, but since then, there's been nothing. I still maintain she's a fine actress, and seems to be one of Hollywood's very nice, caring young women.However, in Bugbusters, she had to resort to images of "near nudity (The bathtub and shower scenes)." What's up Hollywood? Why is it that you're not giving this young, pretty actress the time of day?"