The future as far as the movies are concerned is stocked full of possibilities. Some scenarios are happy and conducive to modern life, Others are froth with woe and famine and appear to be bleak prospects at best. Still others are terrifying in their message and that's what this film is all about. "The Satan Bug" is the story of what could go wrong if secret testing labs are allowed to produce nightmare microbes which can destroy all life on the planet. In this dramatic offering, our hero Lee Barrett (George Maharis), a former Intelligence Officer, is recalled to duty at a secret designation called ' Station #3 '. The reason? It has been learned that one of the scientist Dr. Gregor Hoffman (Richard Baseheart) has invented a dangerous viral germ which has the potential to destroy everything living. This potential biological weapon has been stolen and the man who controls it is set on blackmailing the government. The movie is packed with surprises in the script as well as in the star-studded cast. Dana Andrews plays Gen. Williams, while Frank Sutton (Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.) and Edward Asner (Lou Grant) play the heavies working for the lunatic madman. As I said, surprising, as both are wonderful as is the hero's romantic intention, Anne Francis as Ann Williams. Although there are some parts to the film which are a bit stiff, overall it's a good story and one which is entertainingly acceptable as dramatic featurette. ****
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The Satan Bug (1965)
A germ that could destroy life on Earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act.
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A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The Satan Bug because all life can be killed off by it should it escape, may have been stolen.
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" Do you really want to be the only man left on the Earth? ""Reviewed bythinker1691Vote: 8/10
This movie was a little film when it was released. No big stars but many familiar character actors in this simple movie about a maniac who has stolen a dangerous germ from a US government lab. The maniac is now threatening to release this pathogen and he must be found and stopped before all life on the planet is obliterated.
It's a simple enough plot but it is carried off so well. It's an intelligent movie that will appeal to someone who wants something different as well as a movie that doesn't insult your intelligence.
A somewhat similar and equally engaging film is The Andromeda Strain. Both are well worth your time.
From the outstandingly sterile germ warfare facility to the stunning natural beauty of what is called the desert, this is an amazing film on many levels. I had expected it to be another simplistic view in the litany of 60s anti-war statement films, but it is not that, yet it makes the case for non-development of biological weapons more clearly than any of those over-the-top and jingoistic propaganda films do. And to make it all better, it comes with a thrilling plot, excellent cast and direction, suspenseful music score. I would have rated it a 10 but for the unlikeliness of some major plot directions, still they are handled in a manner that makes them possibilities if yet improbable. A great one to view alongside Andromeda Strain.