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Tremors (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  19 January 1990 (USA)
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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

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A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects _tremors_. The creature lives underground, and can 'pop up' without warning. Trapped in their town, the town-folk have no escape. Written by Rob Hartill

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The monster movie that breaks new ground. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Beneath Perfection  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,667,084 (USA)
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The license plate for Burt and Heather Gummer's vehicle reads, UZI 4U. The bumper sticker on their vehicle's right front bumper reads "Free Afghanistan". See more »

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When the remaining cast are on the bulldozer, near the end of the movie, they pull up beside Burt and Heather's house and one of the crew members is visible beside them, trying to hide. See more »

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Surprisingly enjoyable good old fashioned monster movie!
16 October 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

On paper I would have expected 'Tremors' to suck - a low budget sci fi action comedy written by the 'Short Circuit' guys, and directed by a hack who went on to make 'City Slickers'. It doesn't exactly inspire confidence, does it? But if you put your prejudices aside you'll find that this is a surprisingly enjoyable good old fashioned monster movie. There is humour here, sure, but thankfully the movie doesn't go for a camp, tongue in cheek parody style, something for me that almost never works. The movies real strength is the perfect casting of Kevin Bacon ('Diner') and Fred Ward ('Henry And June') as the small town handymen turned reluctant heroes. They are supported by the left field but inspired casting of 'Family Ties' Michael Gross and country singer Reba McEntire as a couple of gung ho survivalists. 'Tremors' succeeds in what it sets out to be, an exciting and wonderfully entertaining b-grade horror thriller. A lot of fun and highly recommended.


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