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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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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

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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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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

Reflection of a man wearing a red hat and white shorts visible as the camera moves up past a window in the Gummer's fortress. See more »

Quotes

Earl Bassett: Well, there sure as hell ain't nothing to stop us now... everybody we know between here and Bixbe's already dead.
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Why Not Tonight
Written by Nancy Montgomery, David Stringfellow and John Vezner
Performed by Reba McEntire
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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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