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Tremors (1990)

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

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Perfection Valley, Nevada is a quaint little town. The inhabitants live peaceful, tranquil lives. Most of the time. Perfection is home to the Graboid, El Blanco. El Blanco is a thirty-foot ... See full summary »

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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 ultimate underground movie. It will leave you legless! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Beneath Perfection  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,731,520 (USA) (21 January 1990)

Gross:

$16,667,084 (USA)
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Trivia

The "graboids" are very reminiscent of the giant worms in Dune (1984). Both are giant worms, live underground, live in the desert, have large mouths on the end, and respond to vibrations on the surface. Also, both films have the characters escaping the worms by retreating to rocks where they can't get attacked. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Earl and Val play paper/rock/scissors on the rooftop to see who goes get the tractor, the sky keeps changing from cloudy to cloudless. This happens quite a bit in other scenes too. See more »

Quotes

Earl Bassett: Melvin! One of these days someone's gonna kick your ass!
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Connections

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Drop Kick Me Jesus
Written by Paul Craft
Performed by Bobby Bare
Courtesy of RCA Records
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The best movie of 1990
30 December 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Tremors is a flawless film. The story is original and entertaining. The actors make it all the more fun, especially Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward and Michael Gross. Tremors is the kind of movie that can't be placed in a certain genre. It's a little bit of everything; horror, comedy, action, adventure, etc. Don't miss this very good movie!


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