Empire of the Ants

Synopsis: Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!
Director(s): Bert I. Gordon
Production: MGM
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
0%
PG
Year:
1977
89 min
Website
189 Views


THIS IS THE ANT.

TREAT IT WITH RESPECT.

FOR IT MAY VERY WELL BE THE NEX DOMINANT LIFE FORM OF OUR PLANET.

SOUND INCREDIBLE? IMPOSSIBLE?

HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A GOOD, CLOSE LOOK

AT WHAT THE ANT IS ALL ABOUT?

LIKE THESE ATTA CEPHALOTES.

ONE OF THE 15,000 DIFFEREN SPECIES INHABITING OUR PLANET.

THIS ONE CULTIVATES CROPS

OF FUNGUS FOR FOOD.

OTHERS HERD APHIDS,

JUST AS MAN HERDS CATTLE.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE WARRIORS?

THE BUILDERS OF BRIDGES, ROADS, TUNNELS?

FRIGHTENING, ISN'T IT, THA A CREATURE AS SMALL AS AN AN IS ABLE TO HAVE A FAIR

CLAIM TO RANK NEXT TO MAN

IN THE SCALE OF INTELLIGENCE?

THEY HAVE A SOPHISTICATED

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.

SPECIFIC MESSAGES ARE TRANSMITTED

FROM ONE ANT TO ANOTHER

THROUGH THE USE OF A CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE

CALLED PHEROMONES.

IT CAUSES AN OBLIGATORY RESPONSE.

DID YOU HEAR THAT?

OBLIGATORY.

PHEROMONES GIVE AN ORDER

THAT CANNOT BE DISOBEYED.

IT'S A MIND-BENDING SUBSTANCE

THAT FORCES OBEDIENCE.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

THAT'S BUSINESS BETTER LEFT TO THE ANTS.

Got it?

What took you so long?

I stopped to get some extra liquor.

You should've let me know.

I didn't know I was supposed to be on call.

You're always supposed to be on call.

Sorry, Ms. Fryser.

That's all right, sweetheart.

You're so terrific in the sack

that it almost justifies

the excessive salary

that I have to pay you.

By the way, captain...

Try and give us the smoothest

possible trip, will you?

We don't want any of our

prospective buyers getting seasick.

Yes, ma'am.

Sick people do not buy property.

I'll cut between the waves.

You do that.

I'm sure you remember, by the way,

that I'm paying you damn good money

to rent this boat, captain.

I'm sure that if I forget,

you'll remind me.

Oh, well, it looks like our guests

are finally arriving.

Sure a nice boat, isn't it?

We went on a bigger one

to Mexico that time.

Yeah, but we paid for that trip.

Two-bit cruise down the coast to

look at overpriced swampland.

You always said you wanted

a home on the ocean.

Yeah, I said a lot of things.

You coming?

Yeah, yeah, all right.

You win. We'll go for a boat ride.

Here's a $10. Keep the change.

But, lady, the fare's $9.80.

don't mention it.

What are you doing?

The letter said everything was free.

I'm writing down all our expenses

so we can be reimbursed.

Umm...

Before I board your ship,

may I ask you a question?

Yes, ma'am.

I just want to make certain

that I'm under no obligation

to buy any of your property,

in case I change my mind.

It's not my property, lady.

I just get you there and get you back.

Thank you.

Let's get this circus on the road.

Hi. Are you Ms. Ellis? Yes.

I'm Marilyn Fryser, I'm the

president of Dreamland Shores.

Come and meet some people. This is Mr.

and Mrs. Lawson.

Hello.

And this is Larry Graham.

I think we have everybody on-board now.

Think that'll please the b*tch?

Ever see anything that did?

What a rip-off.

She'll bring a boatload of slobs down here

and convince them it's paradise.

It wouldn't be so bad around here

if it was close to something.

A road, a town, anything.

What about diamond Springs?

Sure, that's practically next door.

All you do is walk 2 miles to the river

and swim upstream another 10.

You ought to read the

contract she makes them sign.

The jerks that buy this swampland

can't even sell it for 2 years.

Dreamland shores won't be here in 2 years.

Why don't you try some of

the meatballs over there?

They are really tasty.

Are you ladies having a good time?

Lovely.

Just marvelous, thank you.

It'd be wonderful. Everything is so fresh.

It's unbelievable.

Everything all right here?

It's great.

You won't believe how difficult it was

for me to convince Larry

to come this weekend.

Mr. Thompson? Yes.

Have you taken some good pictures?

I think I have some dandies.

Excuse me.

Where are those 2 guys that you hired?

I suppose they finished

their work and they left.

Left?

Well, you can tell them that they're fired.

Speaking of that, why don't

you try a little of that

old-world charm that you're

so famous for on our guests?

I'm not running a charity organization.

I've always wanted to live near the water.

It's beautiful here, isn't it?

Yes, it is lovely.

How are you doing?

Fine. Charlie, right?

Right.

Good, Charlie.

What are you doing?

Trying to figure out what

everybody's doing here?

Here to buy land. What else?

Not everyone.

Our average is 1 out of 3 people

come along just for the ride.

You should be more careful who you invite.

We sure would like to,

but we get stuck with that

statistic no matter what.

What about this group?

Think you can figure out who'll

be the buyers and who aren't?

Not exactly.

But I think I've got you figured out.

Tell me.

Not only could you not afford a lot,

but I think you'd have a hell of a time

swinging for the boat ride.

Am I right?

Cheers.

Excuse me.

Have you had enough?

Enough what?

Party bullshit.

I know what you mean.

Why don't we take a look around?

See if this place is for real.

I don't think your wife would like that.

Uh, we have different interests.

I'm sure you do.

How about it?

Yes, Mr. Stratton is the vice president

of international management consultants.

I've worked for him about 20 years.

His personal executive secretary,

you understand.

It's quite a responsibility.

Cheap scotch. I think its all a come-on.

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