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Meet the Applegates (1990)

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Modeling themselves after an idyllic cookie-cutter suburban 1950s family, a colony of insects move from South America into the United States with the intent of getting access to the nation's nuclear resources.

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Michael Lehmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Begley Jr. ... Richard P. Applegate
Stockard Channing ... Jane Applegate
Dabney Coleman ... Aunt Bea
Robert Jayne ... Johnny Applegate (as Bobby Jacoby)
Camille Cooper ... Sally Applegate (as Cami Cooper)
Glenn Shadix ... Greg Samson
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Opal Withers
Adam Biesk Adam Biesk ... Vince Sampson
Savannah Smith Boucher ... Dottie (as Savannah Smith Bouchér)
Roger Aaron Brown ... Sheriff Heidegger
Lee Garlington ... Nita Samson
Philip Arthur Ross Philip Arthur Ross ... Kevin
Steven Robert Ross Steven Robert Ross ... Kenny
Mark Bringelson ... Rich Block - Family Bazaar Magazine
Chuck Lafont Chuck Lafont ... Clem Shepherd
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Storyline

Giant praying mantises living in a South American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, they are planning something. Could it be connected to Dad's job in the power station perhaps ? One day the daughter mantis forgets WHAT she really is when she's with her boyfriend. Oops. Written by s jones

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Meet the new bugs on the block. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Applegates See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$274,815, 3 February 1991

Gross USA:

$485,772

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$485,772
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

A character is shown watching the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara (1984) , a scene with Jed Allan and Lane Davies. See more »

Quotes

Jane Applegate: [to Johnny] If you don't eat your dinner, you can't have dessert.
Richard P. Applegate: Did someone say dessert?
Jane Applegate: I happened to find a pile of rancid trash in the dumpster behind the 7-11.
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Alternate Versions

The Media Home Entertainment VHS is also missing the extended ending. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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dumb movie, but fun. Real fun.
17 May 2016 | by tdrishSee all my reviews

Meet The Applegates doesn't meet much intelligence, however, it is a fun movie to watch if you just want to watch, and not think. This is not a thinking movie, unless you are thinking "What were they thinking?" while you're watching this. This movie is weird, even to my standards. The whole idea of preying mantis going incognito as humans is disturbing enough. Ed Begley Jr, in spite of it all, actually makes this all worth watching, and I'm really shocked to be admitting this, but there is almost literally nothing else to see here. The ending just got a little too ridiculous for me. I want to warn you, even though Meet The Applegates is in general a comedy, there are a few yucky scenes ( I won't spoil any of them for you, that would spoil the fun...and that's all I can see that this movie was made. For fun!) So get your giant can of RAID ready, sit back, and enjoy meeting the Applegates.


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