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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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Storyline

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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They say there's nothing new under the sun. But under the ground... 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

This is the shortest Tremors movie at 95 minutes. See more »

Goofs

When Burt and Heather are being attacked in their basement by one of the creatures, he breaks the glass of the display case and loads an extremely powerful 8-gauge "elephant" gun. Burt then takes aim and fires twice, eventually killing the monster. The problem is that when preparing to fire, he puts the butt of the gun UNDER his arm and not against his shoulder where it has to be in order to fire effectively. Had that been a real gun of such a size and caliber, the recoil would have, at the very least, launched the gun backwards under his arm, and in a worse case scenario, either had the barrel of the gun strike him in the face because of the downward angle of the butt or had his wrist broken as the gun would have moved faster than the physical reaction needed in order to get his finger out of the finger guard. See more »

Quotes

Valentine McKee: Was it a heart attack, Doctor?
Dr. Jim: No, died of dehydration, thirst.
Valentine McKee: That doesn't make any sense, that takes a couple days, doesn't it?
Dr. Jim: Maybe even three or four.
Earl Bassett: You mean he sat up there three or four days? He just sat up there and died of thirst?
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Soundtracks

It's a Cowboy Lovin' Night
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User Reviews

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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