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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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Mike Mendez

Writers:

Shaked Berenson (Story by), Gregory Gieras
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Cast

Cast overview:
Greg Grunberg ... Alex Mathis
Lin Shaye ... Mrs. Jefferson
Ruben Pla ... Carl The Mortician
Alexis Kendra ... Nurse Lisa (as Alexis Peters)
Lombardo Boyar ... Jose Ramos
Bob Bledsoe ... Director Harris
Eben Kostbar Eben Kostbar ... Lead Technician
Ray Wise ... Major Braxton C. Tanner
Clare Kramer ... Lt. Karly Brant
Patrick Bauchau ... Dr. Lucas
Kerry O'Quinn Kerry O'Quinn ... Elderly Patient (as Kerry Hedick O'Quinn)
Adam Gierasch ... Homeless Man
Bobby C. King ... Lead Operative
James Mathis III ... Street Cop
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A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

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10 stories high and very hungry.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mega Spider See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The C in Braxton C. Tanner stands for Cadence See more »

Goofs

In the park scene, right when the bikini girls become aware of the spider, the camera crew and camera cast shadows on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lucas: Did you ever see the arachnid?
Jose Ramos: I don't know what that is. Did you say Iraq?
Dr. Lucas: Arachnid.
Jose Ramos: I like your pipe.
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Crazy Credits

Part-way through the credits, the Major interrupts and asks the hero for help with a different major insect problem. See more »

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Spoofs Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) See more »

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Giant Spider
Written by Michael Partel
Performed by Blood Sucking Zombies From Outerspace
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The Title Tells You All You Need To Know
24 July 2013 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Alex (Greg Grunberg) is an exterminator working in Los Angeles, whose speciality is spiders – he can get inside their minds, you see. A minor spider bite sends him to the local emergency room, where he soon learns that something has infiltrated the place. Turns out there was a military "accident" and soon the hospital is taken over by a Special Forces Major (Ray Wise) and his crew, including lovely Carly (Clare Kramer). But it is up to Alex and his sidekick, hospital security guard Jose (Lombardo Boyar) to figure out how to save the day.... Really, a movie like this needs no description, as it says it all in the title – there's a Big-Ass Spider threatening downtown LA! Very funny, a little gory (but only very briefly), this film had rather more character development than I'd expect in an 85-minute popcorn movie – and it was a perfect film to see with the great FantAsia audience too!


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