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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | Video 2 January 2004
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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Pyong Lien Chang
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Lu Wan Chang
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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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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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when Hiram was sending the telegraph he said to send the message to the Denver Post. the movie is based in 1886 and the Denver Post was not founded until 1892. See more »

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Black Hand Kelly: [to Hiram] I'll tell ya one thing, I ain't got your book-learnin', but I do know this: being full-growed don't make ya a man.
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Not That Bad
10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tremors was a great movie, Tremors 2 was highly entertaining and Tremors 3 was also fun to watch. In Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, prequel to the previous three movies, they keep it going with an interesting plot outline, a few laughs here and there plus the world's most notorious worms: Groundoids. The movie takes place in the late 1800's and our hero, Micheal Gross, is investigating the mysterious disappearances of the mine workers. He then discovers the evil, fast speed worms and somehow must defeat them. this movie isn't all that different to the first one, except its set in the 1800's and they sometimes call the groundoids "dirt dragons". overall the film is not great, but pretty enjoyable so if you see this straight to video film on the Si-Fi Channel, its worth a watch. Tremors 4 is a good movie, all of them are good so lets hold it there guys. No Tremors 5, don't ruin the series.


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