R | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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.
In Meet the Applegates (1990), a character is shown watching the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara (1984) , a scene with Jed Allan and Lane Davies.
Richard P. Applegate:
It's imperative that we maintain a believable cover while I infiltrate and sabotage the nucular power plant.
Johnny Applegate: It's "nuclear," Dad.
Richard P. Applegate: Lesson number one: Most people say "nucular." Next time, get it right.
The Image Entertainment LaserDisc release of the film is cut, missing one final scene at the end wherein it is revealed that Aunt Bea is still very much alive (albeit injured) and still optimistic about crushing the human scum by planning on infiltrating NORAD. Instead, the Image LD cut of the film cuts straight to the credits after the final jungle scene, missing the final Aunt Bea scene in its entirety (this scene is present in the TV cut of the film shown on Showtime Flix).
$274,815 (USA) (3 February 1991)