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Killer Buzz (2001)
Abelhas - Ataque Mortal
Flying Virus

Nomination Year: 2005
SYNOPSIS:  Deep in the Amazon rain forest, an intrepid female reporter and her faithful cameraman come across a plot by corrupt American oil interests to exterminate the indigenous Indian population by siccing bio-engineered killer bees on them. However, these bees seem to have an unexpected side-effect: Their stings *heal* as well as kill. So a self-serving scientist smuggles a crate of the little darlings aboard his flight back to New York. You can probably guess the rest: They get loose and start killing people while the reporter's ex-boyfriend finds his inner hero and rescues as many passengers as he can, even eventually landing the plane safely under less-than-ideal circumstances. Rutger Hauer plays an over-the-top mercenary.

Most Ludicrous Premise

Ripped from the Headlines
The evil oil company exec describes the plan to genetically-engineer bees to kill the indigenous people of the Amazon so they can swoop in and buy up the land and make a ton of money. Except for the whole genetically-engineered-bees part, it doesn't sound so far-fetched anymore.

Smithee Award Winner! Deus Ex Machina

Killer Bees Come Flying for the Great Taste of Jaguar
Our heroes are menaced by a jaguar in the jungle. This is terrible! They're lunch! But wait ... out of nowhere, CGIBs show up and attack the jaguar. Saved!

Best One-Liner

Rutger Reminds Us Why They Cast Him
Rutger's character to the evil boss: “You hired me because I'm a natural-born asshole!”

Or maybe he was reminding the director?

Worst Special Effect

The CGI bees fly around a bunch of actors pretending to swat at them. Including one girl who screams "Oh. My. Goooooooodddd!", which the CGIBs take as a cue to fly into her mouth.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Gabrielle Anwar In Scent of a Woman; One of People's 50 Most Beautiful People, 1993 
Rutger Hauer Very blond, ruggedly handsome action star who played the main android in Blade Runner 
Craig Sheffer  
Duncan Regehr First Ministar Shakaar on ST: DS9 
Jason Brooks Peter Blake on Days of Our Lives 
David Naughton Played the title role in An American Werewolf in London 
Director Claim to Fame
Jeff Hare  

Bryan Cassidy

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