The Swarm is a 1978 disaster film about a killer bee invasion of Texas. The film was directed by Irwin Allen. was adapted from a novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog. Many filmgoers and critics consider this film one of the worst disaster films ever made, along with Allen's subsequent films Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and When Time Ran Out... (1980). It was one of two disaster films directed solely by the "master of disaster", Irwin Allen (the other being 1979's Beyond the Poseidon Adventure), who had experience directing several movies and many episodes of his TV shows. The Swarm film was a notorious box office bomb upon its release in 1978, barely making it two weeks in theaters


  • Michael Caine
  • Katharine Ross
  • Richard Widmark
  • Richard Chamberlain
  • Olivia de Havilland
  • Ben Johnson
  • Lee Grant
  • Patty Duke
  • Slim Pickens
  • Bradford Dillman
  • Fred MacMurray
  • Henry Fonda.

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