(April 2, 2001 - Glendale, CA) - Big screen talent comes to the small screen in the dark comedy "Exterminator"--the latest original short available at Warner Bros. Online (www.warnerbros.com)--starring Gary Busey and Theresa Russell. The short, directed by Dan Ireland, co-founder of The Seattle International Film Festival, and produced by Cineville ("Swimming With Sharks," "Hurly Burly" and "The Whole Wide World"), debuts on www.warnerbros.com Monday, April 2. When exterminator Ben "The Cat" Willard (Busey) gets a call from woman whose house has been overrun by furry four-legged roommates (Russell), it’s going to take a lot more than his arrogance and swagger to deal with the infestation. Will his trip to the crawlspace be his last under-the-house call? Gary Busey has starred in over 90 films including "Lethal Weapon 1," "Insignificance" (Cannes Film Festival with Theresa Russell), "Straight Time" (with Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, and Jake Busey), "Drop Zone" (with Wesley Snipes), "The Firm," "Under Siege," "Lost Highway" and "Point Break." He received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for "The Buddy Holly Story" in 1979. Theresa Russell, star of such films as "Black Widow," "Kafka," "Whore," and "The Last Tycoon," recently appeared in "The Believer," which was honored with the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Ireland’s directorial credits include "The Whole Wide World" (Vincent D’Onofrio, Renee Zellweger) and "The Velocity of Gary" (Vincent D’Onofrio, Salma Hayek, Ethan Hawke). His credits as a producer include "Whore" (with Russell), "The Crew" and "The Dead." About Warner Bros. Online Warner Bros. Online (www.warnerbros.com) is a preeminent Internet entertainment destination, offering the best of what the best have to offer. Warner Bros. Online provides original, innovative programming (from live concerts featuring top acts to cutting-edge short-form originals) and serves as an exclusive entry point into, and as the official aggregator of, all things Warner Bros.
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