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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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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

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$16,667,084 (USA)
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Trivia

Burt and Heather use a Dillon Precision 550B progressive reloading machine. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Burt when he is shooting the graboid from behind. See more »

Quotes

Earl Bassett: [after digging out the dead graboid] There's no way Walter Chang's getting his slick mits on this for no 15 bucks.
Valentine McKee: You got that right!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Drop Kick Me Jesus
Written by Paul Craft
Performed by Bobby Bare
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Good cast, good story, good movie.
6 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Go figure, but this movie was not exactly successful at the box office, I am guessing it made a lot on video however. It has spawned two sequels and even a television series. This one though was a fun movie to watch thanks in large part to its cast. Kevin Bacon is good as the lead and Fred Ward is also very good. They play a couple of friends living in a very small town in the middle of nowhere. There only wish is to get out of this place and get somewhere big, unfortunately something big is just under their feet. Seems there are these snake creatures living underground and their going on a killing spree. They seemed to have chased an old man up a power line where he died of thirst, then they take out a farmer and his livestock, and then they take out these two working on the side of the road. This movie is rather bloody considering it is a pg-13 movie. The town meets and we are introduced to more colorful characters like the survivalist couple, the stingy grocery owner, and the annoying kid who loves to play a prank or two. There is also a student there studying seismology or something and everyone turns to her for the answers. This movie has a lot of comedy and some great scenes and is an all around enjoyable movie.


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