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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | Video 2 January 2004
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A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about the founders of Rejection Valley and how they defended it against the dirt dragons AKA graboids.

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Hiram Gummer
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Christine Lord
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Juan Pedilla
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Tecopa
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Pyong Lien Chang
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Lu Wan Chang
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Neil Kopit ...
Victor (as Neal Kopit)
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Western Union Clerk
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Brick Walters
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Big Horse Johnson
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Stony Walters
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Soggy
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In 1889, the town of Rejection, Nevada, depends on a nearby silver mine for its income. Rejection has a few residents. Christine Lord runs the local inn, which doesn't get a lot of business because Carson City is the busiest settlement in the area. Pyong Lien Chang, his wife Lu Wan Chang, and his son Fu Yien Chang are immigrants from China, and they own Chang's Market. Other residents include Old Fred, Brick Walters, Stony Walters, Big Horse Johnson, Soggy, miner Juan Pedilla, and Christine's friend Tecopa. When a hot spring causes four eggs to hatch, several men who work in the silver mine are killed by whatever hatched from the eggs. Everyone is too terrified to enter the mine. No one wants to risk their lives, even if shutting down the mine would mean the death of the town. With the mine shut down, the mine's owner, Hiram Gummer, arrives in the area from Philadelphia to investigate. Juan acts as Hiram's guide. As it turns out, each egg hatched a Graboid, but 1889 was about 100 ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Rated PG-13 for creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Gross was the only person to appear in all five "Tremors" movies. In Tremors (1990), Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) and Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015), he played Burt Gummer. In Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004), he played Hiram Gummer, an ancestor of Burt Gummer. See more »

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In the scene where Tecopa kills a graboid with a saw, when the graboid hits the saw, it strongly bends. in the next shot, when blood is pouring, the saw is looking straight again. See more »

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Juan Padilla: No, no, no. The mine is not played out. Not at all. There is plenty more silver in there, it's just no one wants to go in there and get it.
Pyong Lien Chang: Seven more men go up since accident. None come back.
Tecopa: My ancestors talked of spirit beasts that live inside those mountains.
Hiram Gummer: Spirit beasts?
Tecopa: Beasts from the underworld. Blind to all, but killing.
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Fun and not half bad
8 May 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

The original Tremors was a classic and a well put together big budget Sci Fi movie. The follow ups have all been more low budget and released only on video, but have actually been OK. I mean, you can't possibly take them seriously, but they're a lot of fun and the characters wind up being pretty memorable. Tremors 4 manages to continue the follow ups while maintaining originality. This alone is an accomplishment, since many sequels end up being repetitive and boorish. Tremors 4 doesn't have this problem.

Instead, Tremors 4 is a prequel set in 1889. Perfection is a new town called Rejection and is populated by miners....until they start getting eaten. Most of the remaining townsfolk leave. The only ones that stay behind are an Indian, the Chang family, a Mexican guy, and an unmarried red headed woman. Sound familiar? The townsfolk send for a man to asses the mine, which turns out to be Burt Gummer's great-great granddad: Hiram Gummer. Hiram is a proper eastern dude who has never touched a gun and is completely unprepared. He doesn't want any business with the "dirt dragons". However, he gets swept up with the situation and decides to stay and fight the worms. He enlists the help of a famous gunslinger and together the motley crew of 8 battle the monsters. A big subplot in the movie involves the revelation of how the Gummer family became obsessed with guns, bombs, and preperation. Although, like all Tremors movies, its inherently a little bit silly and hard to take seriously, the movie is laced with nostalgic humor and for a #4 continuation, it's pretty well done and should satisfy most any fan.


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