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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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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
Edward 'Gooch' 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
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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In the trailer, the character of Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) is referred to as Bert Gummer.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 »
Burt:[after seeing a "Perfection Valley Ranchettes" sign by the junkyard, signifying Mel going specifically against what Burt said] The little turd!See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Lighthearted, silly fun, 29 April 2004
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

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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