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Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  2 October 2001 (USA)
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Third entry in series returns to the small desert town of Perfection, Nevada seen in the first and briefly in the second.



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Dr. Andrew Merliss
Agent Charlie Rusk
Billy Rieck ...
Buford, Jack's Assistant
Kelly Connell ...
Tourist Guy
Matthew Seth Wilson ...
Tourist Kid
Jason Hopkins ...
Tourist Kid
Tourist Lady
Tourist Mom


Third Tremors movie takes us back to the small Nevada town of Perfection where local resident and adventurer Burt Grummer returns after traveling abroad and killing carnivorous worms called "Graboids" (introduced in the first movie) and their offspring "Shriekers" (introduced in the second movie) to life in his home town and must deal with some crooked land developers, a thrill-seeking guy named Jack Sawyer looking for wealth in this potential tourist town, and eventually dealing with a new strain of Graboid worms that metamorph into their second Shrieker phase, and whom unexpectedly morph into their third stage for another harrowing battle against Burt and Jack in the desert surrounding the town. Written by Matthew Patay

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2 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Ataque dos Vermes Malditos 3: De Volta à Perfeição  »

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In the scene involving the tourist mother and son conversing with Burt Gummer the boy asks for his picture to be taken with 'the tremor' playing on a common misconception that the title 'Tremors' was also the name of the creatures despite the fact they are referred to as graboids in this movie and the two films previous. See more »


When Burt is getting gas, he removes the rock from the top of the box that holds the cash. He puts his money in and sets the rock next to the box. In the next shot, the rock is on the box. Then, in the next shot, he is putting the rock on the box again. See more »


[Melvin is trying to convince Burt to sell his house and land]
Melvin Plug: C'mon Burt, what do you say?
Burt: I say I'll give you a ten-second head start.
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During the end credits: No Graboids, Shriekers, or Their Mutations Were Harmed In the Making of This Motion Picture See more »


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Lighthearted, silly fun
29 April 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I really wasn't expecting much from a third in the series even tho Tremors 2 added so much more imagination. So I was pleasantly surprised when this turned out to be so much fun.

It begins with a rather cool opening scene in which Burt Gummer (still in Mexico) takes out zillions of Shriekers with a massive machine-gun tank thing. After returning home to Perfection Burt must deal with new graboids, new shriekers and another metamorphosis...The shriekers turn into Ass-Blasters, flying creatures with rocket propelled farts. As the town (and the returning, surviving cast from the first film) is besieged by all forms of these animals, Burt and his pals must figure out increasing desperate ways to destroy them.

There's loads of energy and self-referential humor and the locations have a more dark/sophisticated look to them than in the previous 2 films. A light-hearted tone is still in check tho. There's even one teriffic scene in which Burt is swallowed by a Graboid and taken halfway across the desert. I paniced, I honestly thot we'd lost him. Turns out he's okay in the end.

Fred Ward is definitely missed tho his abscence is explained (Earl and Grady went to make a Graboid amusement park) but Michael Gross is simply irreplaceable as the eccentric and paranoid Burt Gummer. And Ariana Richards is so much more cuter now that she's grown up.

Tremors 3 is the best presented Tremors movie on DVD. The 1.85:1 anamorphic picture looks great and the Dolby 5.1 is reasonably lively with lots of bass during the tunnelling scenes. A fair amount of extras come along too.

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