The Satan Bug

  • 1965
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction, Thriller

Not one of director Sturges' better efforts, this science fiction thriller has Maharis as a former government agent called in to investigate the mysterious murder of a scientist as well as the disappearance of several flasks of a killer virus. His findings uncover millionaire Basehart as the culprit, who also posed as the head assistant in the original...read more

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Not one of director Sturges' better efforts, this science fiction thriller has Maharis as a former government agent called in to investigate the mysterious murder of a scientist as well as the disappearance of several flasks of a killer virus. His findings uncover millionaire Basehart as

the culprit, who also posed as the head assistant in the original experiments. Basehart's reason for stealing the germs and threatening to spread a plague upon L.A. is his protest against US involvement in germ warfare. After Basehart has let loose a dose of his virus on a small Flordia community,

wiping it out, Maharis tracks him down just before L.A. is exposed to the bug. An exciting helicopter fight ensues in which Basehart falls to his death. Sturges' direction is shaky in handling the suspense aspects, but a good cast performs in a customary manner. This includes Ed Asner as one of

Basehart's henchmen.

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