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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 'golden oldie' playing in the Doctor's buried station wagon is a song by Bobby Bare, "Drop Kick me Jesus" - partial lyrics: "Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life / End over end neither left nor to right / Straight through the heart of them righteous uprights / Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life." See more »

Goofs

When Val, Rhonda and Earl flee the second graboid by climbing onto a rock, Val is wearing cowboy boots. When the camera cuts to the rock and Val climbs to the top, he's wearing leather workboots. After they wake up the next day and Val slides down the rock to see if the graboid is still there, he is again wearing cowboy boots. 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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