Bats (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Marcia Dangerfield Mayor Branson
Lou Diamond Phillips Sheriff Emmett Kimsey
Bob Gunton Dr. Alexander McCabe
Robert Gunton
Carlos Jacott Dr. Tobe Hodge
Juliana Johnson Emma
Leon Jimmy Sands
David McConnell Deputy Munn
Dina Meyer Dr. Sheila Casper
Oscar Rowland Dr. Swanbeck
Tim Whitaker Quint
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Horror
Director Louis Morneau
Producer Bradley Jenkel; Louise Rosner; Brad Jenkel
Writer John Logan
Studio Destination Films
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 91 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 3.3
Beware of what goes "bump" (and "squeak" and "flap flap flap") in the night. Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer) is a respected zoologist dispatched by the government to Gallup, TX, a small community suffering from an unusual number of reported bat attacks. Casper finds this news puzzling, since bats are generally placid creatures who avoid contact with humans. The local sheriff, Emmett Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips), assures Casper that the reports are on the level and that something needs to be done about swarms of aggressive bats so thick they blot out the moon. Caspar and Kimsey discover that a new breed of genetically altered bats have escaped from a research facility and taken up residence in a cave near Gallup — but the nocturnal bloodsuckers have no intention of leaving as quickly as they arrived. Bats was written by John Logan, who had two other projects hit the screen within a few months of Bats' release: Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday and Ridley Scott's Gladiator. The supporting cast includes Leon and Bob Gunton. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 23
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 043396045101
Chapters 28
Release Date 3/23/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby