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An eclectic group of individuals in Silverlake are propelled by a series of cause-and-effect chain reactions to a common destiny.


Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi


Matt Manfredi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carroll Lynch ... Wallace
Segun Ajaga Segun Ajaga ... Child
Megan Cavanagh ... Meter Maid
Grant Heslov ... Gordon - Guy in Bug Suit
Trevor David ... Artist
Brian Cox ... Cyr
Alexis Cruz ... Sung
Jamie Kennedy ... Dwight
Sarah Paulson ... Eilleen
Larry Cox Larry Cox ... Waiter
Ed Begley Jr. ... The Dept. of Health Inspector / 'The Hand'
Phil Hay ... Convenience Store Manager
Brett Rickaby ... Norman
Jon Huertas ... Mitchell
Alexandra Wescourt ... Gwenn
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Follow the effects of smashing a bug and all the wonderful things it leads to
11 June 2002 | by cjr71244See all my reviews

I Last night I had the pleasure of seeing the movie BUG at the Florida Film Festival and let me say it was a real treat. The Directors were there and they did a Q&A afterwards. The movie begins with a young boy smashing a roach beneath his foot, a man who is nearby parking his car sees the young boy smash it and runs to ask the kid `why? why? did he have to kill that living creature?' in his rush to counsel the youth in the error of his ways, the man neglects to pay his parking meter, which starts off a whole chain of events involving people not at all related to him, some funny, some sad, and some ridiculous. This movie has a lot of laughs, Lots! and there are many actors which you will recognize. The main actors who stood out in the film for me were: Jamie Kennedy (from his comedy show the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, playing a fortune cookie writer; John Carroll Lynch (who plays Drew's cross dressing brother on the Drew Carey show) playing the animal loving guy who just can't get it right; Brian Cox (The original Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter) playing the germaphobic owner of a Donut and Chinese Food Take Out joint. There is one line where Cox tells his chef to wash off some pigs blood that is on the sidewalk by saying "clean up that death" which is quite funny mostly because of Cox's "obsessed with germs" delivery. The funniest moment in the movie comes when a young boy imitates his father, whom he heard earlier in the day yell out `MotherF*****', while in the classroom. Another extremely funny and surreal scene is when Trudie Styler (Mrs. Sting herself) and another actor perform a scene on a cable access show, from the film the boy in the plastic bubble. The actor who hosts the cable access show is just amazing he is so serious and deadpan and his performance as both the doctor and the boy in the plastic bubble is enthralling. There are many other fine and funny actors and actresses in this film and having shot it in less than a month with a budget of just about $1 million, the directors Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (who are screenwriters by trade, having written crazy/beautiful and the upcoming Tuxedo starring Jackie Chan) have achieved a film that is great, funny and endearing.

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22 January 2004 (Portugal) See more »

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Bug - Que Grande Embrulhada See more »

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