The Swarm

Revealing mistake: When Katharine Ross pronounces the child dead in the hospital, she pulls a blanket over the child. The kid moves and flutters his eyes.

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Continuity mistake: The burnout of Houston takes place at nighttime, but when the bees attack an ambulance driver who then crashes into a building, the scene changes briefly to broad daylight.

Revealing mistake: When the bees attack the train during the evacuation scene, a guard falls backwards and his arm hits a lever. You can see that the 'bees' in this scene are just colored pellets.

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Trivia: Irwin Allen was so disheartened by the amount of money he lost on this film that he forbade any of his employees to ever mention it again, and even cut short an interview when a question was asked about it.

Trivia: When Felix is bringing flowers over to Maureen, he passes by a movie theatre playing "The Towering Inferno", which was also produced by Irwin Allen.

Trivia: Irwin Allen used 22 million bees in this movie. This is largest cast of live animals in a feature film.

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Brad Crane: Are you endowing these bees with human motives? Like saving their fellow bees from captivity, or seeking revenge on Mankind?
General Thalius Slater: I always credit my enemy, no matter what he may be, with equal intelligence.

Brad Crane: 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.

Mayor Clarence Tuttle: I know people look at me and think that I'm just the man behind the aspirin counter, but inside I love you.
Maureen Schuster: How lucky I am.

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