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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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Not nearly as good as the original, but an ok movie. See more (98 total) »


  (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 Prestia .... finishing (as Christina Presita)
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
Mike Larrabee .... lead painter
Mike Larrabee .... paint supervisor
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
Location Management
John Shelde .... location manager
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... location scout
Gary Watt .... location manager
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
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 actually referred to as 'graboids' in the previous films.See more »
Continuity: When Jack is talking to the government guys and shredding his leaflets, he is seen holding the last flyer left to shred. The next shot, he is again holding a stack of them.See more »
Burt:And people called me paranoid.
Jack:Uh, *I* don't think you're paranoid!
Miguel:I do...
[Under his breath]
Miguel:...but not no more.
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Not nearly as good as the original, but an ok movie., 6 May 2002
Author: LebowskiT1000 from Escondido, California, USA

I knew this movie couldn't be nearly as good as "Tremors", and probably on the same level as "Tremors 2: Aftershocks", so I wasn't expecting anything great. I saw this film more out of curiosity than anything... and I got pretty much exactly what I expected. The movie isn't anything great, but it's got some cool stuff in it.

I thought it was funny that they managed to work in a mention of just about every character from the first film as they could, and if they didn't mention them, they actually showed them in the film. I thought it was also funny that they had more people returning to the 3rd installment than they did in the 2nd installment. The only returning characters in part 2 was Michael Gross and Fred Ward. The 3rd installment had Michael Gross, Ariana Richards, Tony Genaro, Charolette Stewart, and Bobby Jacoby. They even had one returning actor (John Papas) who was in part 1 as one of the construction workers that got killed, and played one of the Feds that got killed in this film. I guess that only makes sense though, since part 2 takes place in Mexico where as this film takes place back in Perfection, Nevada, where it all started. But, in any case, it still struck me as interesting.

One thing that I really liked about this film was Ariana Richards. Wow, has she grown up! She looks absolutely incredible, I'll definitely need to keep an eye out for future work.

I have to say I liked the new design of the next phase of the "Tremors" (or if you must, "Graboids"). I liked the idea of having the "Tremors" fly, but they way they (they being the film-makers) did it, was pretty stupid.

I was also less than stoked about the computer animated worm-tremors. What was that? They looked way too cartoon-ish and just plain weird. Anyhow, I didn't like that, but I didn't really care a great deal, cause the movie is full of problems.

All in all, this is an OK movie, but nothing too get excited about. I would DEFINITELY recommend watching "Tremors" first, then watch "Tremors 2: Aftershocks", and if you're still interested, go ahead and watch this one. Thanks for reading,


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