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Tremors 3: Back to Perfection -- 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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Writers (WGA):
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2 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Gross ... Burt Gummer

Shawn Christian ... Desert Jack Sawyer

Susan Chuang ... Jodi Chang

Charlotte Stewart ... Nancy Sterngood

Ariana Richards ... Mindy Sterngood

Tony Genaro ... Miguel

Barry Livingston ... Dr. Andrew Merliss

John Pappas ... Agent Charlie Rusk

Robert Jayne ... Melvin Plug
Billy Rieck ... Buford, Jack's Assistant
Kelly Connell ... Tourist Guy
Matthew Seth Wilson ... Tourist Kid
Jason Hopkins ... Tourist Kid

Lorna Scott ... Tourist Lady

Mary Gross ... Tourist Mom

Elena Sahagun ... Argentine Reporter

Javi Mulero ... Argentine Producer
Diego Galante ... Argentine Cameraman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Everett ... Agent Frank Statler (uncredited)

Jack Serino ... Grabiod (uncredited)

Directed by
Brent Maddock 
Writing credits
S.S. Wilson (story) &
Brent Maddock (story) &
Nancy Roberts (story)

John Whelpley (teleplay)

Produced by
Nancy Roberts .... producer
Anthony Santa Croce .... co-producer
S.S. Wilson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kevin Kiner 
Cinematography by
Virgil L. Harper 
Film Editing by
Drake Silliman 
Casting by
Craig Campobasso 
Production Design by
Ken Larson 
Art Direction by
Alberto Gonzalez-Reyna 
Set Decoration by
Amanda Moss Serino 
Costume Design by
Debbie Shine 
Makeup Department
John Brato .... hair stylist
Johnny Brato .... assistant hair stylist
Kris Kobzina .... special makeup lab technician
Jennifer McCarthy .... key makeup artist
Merlin Osborne .... assistant hair stylist
Brandon Waggoner .... key hair stylist
Maricela Zavala .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Tom Keniston .... unit production manager
Anthony Santa Croce .... unit production manager
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Kuri .... first assistant director: second unit
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director
Carla Rose Ponzio .... second assistant director (as Carla R. Ponzio)
S.S. Wilson .... second unit director
Art Department
Omar Alvarez .... laborer
Ernie Barba .... propmaker
Everett Chase .... set designer
Bill Davis .... assistant property master
Andrew Endsley .... lead man
William Scott Feek .... construction foreman
Robert Flores .... propmaker
Stamatis Goras .... set painter
Ben Gruenberg .... set painter
James Rudd Herbert .... laborer
Paul Herndon .... storyboard artist
Gabriel Higgins .... property master
Roger Kelton .... construction coordinator
Kevin Kolarik .... propmaker
Caron Kruger .... on-set dresser
Rick Lanes .... greensman
Joseph Livolsi .... propmaker
Noel McCarthy .... set dresser
Joe McGowen .... set dresser
Teri McMullen .... set painter
Tom McMullen .... labor foreman
Tony Miceli .... set dresser
Drew Parchuck .... propmaker
Fernando Pleitez .... propmaker
Paul Reyes .... set painter
Brent Smith .... on-set dresser
Brent Smith .... set dresser
Guerin Swing .... paint foreman
Natalie Gray .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Greg Back .... sound effects editor
Scott Bernstein .... adr editor
David Chornow .... production sound mixer
James Christopher .... dialogue editor
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound editor
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Tim Song Jones .... production sound mixer: second unit
Tim Song Jones .... utility sound
Barry Keys .... adr mixer
Barry Keys .... adr supervisor
Barry Keys .... foley editor
Barry Keys .... foley mixer
Barry Keys .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Ng .... foley artist
Benjamin Patrick .... sound mixer (as Ben Patrick)
George W. Scott .... boom operator
Joseph Zappala .... sound mixer (as Joseph W. Zappala)
Joseph Zappala .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph Zappala .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Patrick G. Brady .... lab technician (as Patrick Brady)
Steve Buscaino .... lab technician
Wes Campbell .... mold maker
Mario Castillo .... creature technician
Jay Combs .... special effects technician (as J.T. Combs)
Monte Combs .... special effects technician
Bradley Cronce .... lab technician
Mariano Fernandez .... special effects
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Susan Fioritto .... special effects technician
Steve Frakes .... mold shop supervisor
Alec Gillis .... creature effects supervisor
James Hirahara .... mechanical designer
James Hogue .... paint effects: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
James Kagel .... sculptor (as Jim Kagel)
Sean Kennedy .... creature fabricator
Kris Kobzina .... lab technician (as Kristian Kobzina)
Steve Koch .... sculptor (as Steven Koch)
Steve Kuzela .... creature technician
Mike Larrabee .... paint effects: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Mike Manzel .... special effects makeup
Wes Mattox .... special effects technician
Mike Menzel .... lab technician (as Michael Menzel)
Clare Mulroy .... finishing
Paul Palos .... lab technician
David Penikas .... mechanical supervisor
Christina Presita .... finishing
Wendy Schmidt .... animatronics designer
Caleb Schneider .... lab technician
Kyle Simokovic .... special effects technician
Doyle Smiley .... special effects technician
Johnnie Spence .... creature technician
Arjen Tuiten .... finishing
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... creature effects supervisor (as Tom Woodruff)
Visual Effects by
Phil Carbonaro .... digital compositor supervisor
Linda Drake .... visual effects supervisor
Kristen Fitzner Denton .... visual effects
John Gibbons .... digital compositor
Kevin Kutchaver .... visual effects
Glen David Miller .... digital creature supervisor
John Ortmann Jr. .... lead animator: HimAnI Productions Inc.
Tony Rizo .... digital compositor
Jon Terada .... digital compositor
Pat Benda .... stunts
Dan Flannigan .... stunts (as Dan Flannagan)
Armando Guerrero .... stunts (as Mando Guerrero)
Jindrich Klaus .... stunts
Brian Machleit .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Ming Qiu .... stunt double: Susan Chuang
John Robotham .... stunts
Lynn Salvatori .... stunt double
Eddie Yansick .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Alarian .... gaffer: second unit
Monty Bass .... grip
David F. Behn .... grip (as David Behn)
Richard Benda .... camera operator (as Rich Benda)
Norman Cattell .... first assistant camera (as Norm Cattell)
Chad Cohlmia .... electrician
Michelle Crenshaw .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bobby Foster .... dolly grip
Tom Gleason .... assistant camera
Bob Good .... best boy: second unit
Sam Griffin .... additional electrician
Eddie G Gutierrez .... electrician (as Eddie Gutierrez)
Renee Hedstrom .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rene Hedstrom)
Karen Williams Kane .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Timothy James Kane .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tim Kane)
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator
Robert Magnano .... second assistant camera (as Robby Magnano)
Stephen B. Martinez .... best boy grip
Olga Matlin .... grip
Layna McAllister .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Parsons .... gaffer: second unit
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Marie Pederson)
Raven .... grip
Paul Reyes .... grip
Rigney Sackley .... camera loader
T.J. Sampson .... grip
Jack Serino .... key grip: second unit
Alec Shepherd .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Alec Sheppard)
Chuck Smith .... electrician
Kara Stevens .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
R. Michael Stringer .... key grip
Newton TerMeer .... gaffer
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Matt Wilbur .... grip: second unit
Wink .... electrician
Vincent Wrenn .... electrician
David Youel .... assistant chief lighting technician
Casting Department
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting
Ta Mara Kristensen .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Beck .... set costumer: second unit
Roger J. Forker .... costume supervisor
Terri Middleton .... costumer
Editorial Department
David Abramson .... assistant editor
Chris Webber .... negative cutter
Jim Williams .... color timer
Transportation Department
Krister C. Johnson .... transportation captain
Guy Merrick .... transportation co-captain
Mike Miliotti .... driver: water truck
Griff Ruggles .... transportation coordinator
John Simanovich .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
John Alfred .... post-production accountant
A. Brent Armstrong .... puppeteer
Barry Barclay .... assistant to director
Susan Becton .... production office coordinator
Steve Beeson .... production accountant
Brett Bowerbank .... production assistant
Anthony Carregal .... production assistant
Remy Chong .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Bianca D'Carpio .... set production assistant
Bill Davis .... armorer
Damien Fitzpatrick .... water safety manager
Manuel Flores .... dialog translator
Manuel Flores .... production office assistant
Manuel Flores-Ruiz .... dialog translator (as Manuel Flores)
Manuel Flores-Ruiz .... production office assistant (as Manuel Flores)
Nicole Goodwin .... set production assistant
Harri James .... script supervisor: second unit
Andrea Janakas .... assistant production office coordinator
Rayne Knudson .... key set production assistant
Nicholas Labarge .... production office assistant
Timothy Leach .... puppeteer
Harry Lu .... weapons wrangler
John Lundberg .... puppeteer
Tony Matijevich .... puppeteer (as Anthony Matijevich)
Amy Ostrower .... assistant accountant
John Redaelli .... stand-in: Mr. Gross
Latha Risso .... set production assistant
Brett Robinson .... production assistant
Mary Anne Seward .... script supervisor
John Shelde .... location manager
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... location scout
Gary Watt .... location manager
Garth Winkless .... puppeteer
Joan Wong .... stand-in
Farnaz .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language
104 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Jack:I've been listening to my inner voice, and it's tellin' me that you and I are destined to work together. What do ya think?
Burt:I think if I had an inner voice, it'd be tellin' me to tell you to get lost.
[drives off]
Jack:Well, uh just give it some time. You just think about it and get back to me now.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Tremors 3 is one of my favorite movies! They made Tremors: The Series after this movie., 9 January 2005
Author: StarTalent2006 from Bellflower, Ca

Tremors 3 is one of the best movie because it started a TV series after it. This is the 3rd. movie starring Michael Gross as Burt Gummer. Michael Gross is one of the most funny actor ever know. He did great in all the Tremors movies & TV series. But now they cancel Tremors: The Series in August 2003. It was the great TV Series ever!!!

Here are the series from Tremors: The Series: 1. Feeding Frenzy (air on 28-Mar-2003), 2. Ghost Dance  (air on 28-Mar-2003), 3. Night of the Shriekers (air on 04-Apr-2003), 4. Blast from the Past (air on 11-Apr-2003), 5. Flora or Fauna (air on 18-Apr-2003) 6. Hit and Run (air on 25-Apr-2003), 7. A Little Paranoia Among Friends (air on 20-Jun-2003), 8. Project 4-12 (air on 27-Jun-2003), 9. Graboid Rights (air on 11-Jul-2003), 10. The Sounds of Silence (air on 18-Jul-2003), 11. The Key (air on 25-Jul-2003), 12. Water Hazard (air on 01-Aug-2003), 13. Shriek & Destroy (air on 08-Aug-2003)..

The best cast that work with Michael Gross are: "From Tremors 1" Kevin Bacon as Valentine McKee, Fred Ward as Earl Bassett (Fred Ward is also in Tremors 2), Finn Carter as Rhonda LeBeck, Reba McEntire as Heather Gummer, Charlotte Stewart as Nancy Sterngood (Charlotte Stewart is also in Tremors 3), Tony Genaro as Miguel (Tony Genaro is also in Tremors 3), & Ariana Richards as Mindy Sterngood (Ariana Richards also in Tremors 3)...

"From Tremors 2" Christopher Gartin as Grady Hoover Helen Shaver as Kate 'White' Reilly Marco Hernandez as Julio, Kate's Assistant, & José Ramón Rosario as Pedro, Chief Engineer...

"From Tremors 3" Shawn Christian as Desert Jack Sawyer, Susan Chuang as Jodi Chang, Perfection Gen. Store, Barry Livingston as Dr. Andrew Merliss, Smithsonian, John Pappas as Rusk, B.L.M., Robert Jayne as Melvin Plug, Realtor, & Billy Rieck as Buford, Jack's Assistant

"From Tremors: The Series" Richard Biggs as Roger Garret, Victor Browne as Tyler Reed, Gladys Jimenez as Rosalita Sanchez, Lela Lee as Jodi Chang, Dean Norris as W.D. Twitchell, Sarah Rafferty as Dr. Casey Matthews, Marcia Strassman as Nancy Sterngood, & J.D. Walsh as Larry Norvel...

"From Tremors 4" Sara Botsford as Christine Lord, Billy Drago as Black Hand Kelly, Brent Roam as Juan Pedilla, August Schellenberg as Tecopa, Lo Ming as Pyong Chang, Lydia Look as Lu Wan Chang, Sam Ly as Fu Yien Chang, & Neil Kopit as Victor...

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