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Release Date:
6 October 2015 (USA) See more »
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The giant, man-eating graboids are back and even deadlier.
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The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An eleven year wait that satisfies probably the best that it could See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Brandon Auret ... Johan Dreyer

Natalie Becker ... Lucia

Emmanuel Castis ... Dr. Michael Swan

Michael Gross ... Burt Gummer
Zak Hendrikz ... Riley

Daniel Janks ... Erich Van Wyk
Lawrence Joffe ... Basson

Jamie Kennedy ... Travis B. Welker
Ernest Ndlovu ... Ndebele Chieftain
Rea Rangaka ... Baruti
Ian Roberts ... Den Bravers
Sello Sebotsane ... Thaba
Wayne Smith ... Den's Co-Pilot
Matthys Kuhn ... Den's Co-Pilot

Pearl Thusi ... Dr. Nandi Montabu
Nolitha Zulu ... Amahle Montabu

Directed by
Don Michael Paul 
 
Writing credits
William Truesmith (screenplay) (as Woodrow Truesmith) &
M.A. Deuce (screenplay) and
John Whelpley (screenplay)

William Truesmith (story) (as Woodrow Truesmith) &
M.A. Deuce (story) &
C.J. Strebor (story)

Produced by
Ogden Gavanski .... producer
Lisa Gooding .... production executive
Alan Shearer .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Frederik Wiedmann 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Swan 
 
Film Editing by
Vanick Moradian 
 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard  (as Jeff Gerrard DiGeralamo)
Gillian Hawser 
Christa Schamberger (SA Casting Director)
 
Production Design by
Shane Bunce 
 
Set Decoration by
Sheona Mitchley 
 
Costume Design by
Darion Hing 
 
Makeup Department
Mathew Howard-Tripp .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
George Engel .... executive in charge of production
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Gail Radnitz .... production manager (as Gail Overton)
Clint White .... post-production assistant
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nadia Brand .... second assistant director
Grant Hulley .... second unit director
Danie van Rensburg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Arlo Markantonatos .... property master
Doret Van Jaarsveld .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Joshua Adeniji .... sound effects editor
Kyle Arzt .... additional re-recording mixer
Michael Baird .... additional sound designer
Ryan Briley .... adr editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Grant Harris .... adr recording engineer
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue editor
Makenzie Kellerman .... foley mixer/editor
Derek McGinley .... sound effects editor
Ivan Milborrow .... sound recordist
James Miller .... sound effects editor
Chris Terhune .... supervising sound editor
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Bitters .... pyrotechnician
Kevin Bitters .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Angel Angelov .... visual effects artist
Jana Gadjeva .... visual effects coordinator: Cinemotion Ltd.
Milena Ivanova .... visual effects artist
Gary Oldroyd .... visual effects supervisor
Pavel Pehlivanov .... visual effects artist
Valery Trichkov .... digital compositor: Cinemotion Ltd.
Victor Trichkov .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Tsogt Baysgalan .... stunt rigger
Dermot Brogan .... key stunt rigger
Sidwell Buthelezi .... stunts
Vincent Cocquyt .... stunt rigger
Dylan Davidson .... stunt double: Jamie Kennedy
Nicholas De Wit .... motorcycle double
Warren Germishuys .... assistant stunt coordinator
Warren Germishuys .... stunt rigger
Warren Germishuys .... stunt: motorcycle
Nic Grigg .... stunt coordinator
Michele Habig .... stunts
Deon Hogg .... driving double
Michael Kelynack .... stunts
Shane John Kruger .... stunts
Owen Macrae .... driving double: Michael Gross
Pierre Retief .... assistant stunt coordinator
Edgar Sindane .... stunts
Terence Teraine .... stunts
Janine Terblanche .... stunt double: Jamie Kennedy
Zacharia Thekiso .... stunts
Soloman Thubela .... stunts
Reon Van Der Watt .... stunts
Nolitha Zulu .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nena Buchmann .... digital imaging technician: 3rd unit underwater
Casey Crafford .... still photographer
Houston Hadden .... first assistant camera
Christopher Grant Harvey .... digital imaging technician
Johan Horjus .... c cam operator
Jason Martin .... Underwater camera operator
Kristina Piliya .... additional loader
Nicholas Turvey .... first assistant camera: c camera
Stefanie Voss .... c camera second assistant
 
Animation Department
Konstantin Nikolov .... animator
Emil Simeonov .... lead character animator
 
Casting Department
Krystina Tasker .... casting coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Jack Esterhuizen .... additional editor
Maria Friesen .... assistant editor
Charles Norris .... additional editor
Lauren Van Rensburg .... digital front end manager
 
Location Management
Grant David Cinnamon .... location manager (as Grant Cinnamon)
 
Music Department
Christopher M. Foster .... music editor
Hyesu Yang .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Yolandi Ludick .... petty cash
Jade Manuel .... production coordinator
Rinaldi Schoeman .... post production accountant
Jada Thwala .... production coordinator
Elize von Stade .... accounts payroll
Irina Wozniak .... SA Production Accountant
 

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Rated PG-13 for creature violence, gore, and language
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99 min
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There is an extra scene during the ending credits.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the shootout in the kitchen, the Colt 1911 goes bangbangbang and then click click click when empty - this firearm can't do that.See more »
Quotes:
Burt Gummer:That's right. Fly right into my crosshairs, you fire-farting son of a bitch.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Calling All DestroyersSee more »

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27 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
An eleven year wait that satisfies probably the best that it could, 6 October 2015
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

I've waited eleven long years and suffered through a lot of misinformation, false theories, and reneged promises in hopes that a fifth installment of the long-running Tremors franchise would come to fruition. I remember watching the first two films back-to-back on my off days from elementary school, brainstorming the possibilities for what a fifth film would entail. I remember scouring the internet upon being acquainted with it around the same time in hopes that some tidbits of information about a potential fifth film would circulate. I even remember trying to find answers as to why Tremors: The Series, the short-lived Sci-Fi Network program, was taken off of Hulu before being subsequently released on DVD, a date I faithfully marked on every calendar I owned. I even remember when Tremors 5 was reportedly going to be called "Tremors V: The Thunder from Down Under," potentially starring Kevin Bacon alongside Michael Gross to make the fifth installment an essential, circumventing chapter.

With all that, you can infer I was etched into this series and its world probably as much as the creators were, and eleven years later, well into college and almost past my insatiable craze for Tremors, I finally have gotten my wish. The fifth installment of the series, boasting the subtitle "Bloodlines," concerns an aged, but still spirited, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), who is now hosting a survivalist TV show on network Television, which has him venturing out into the deep desert of his hometown of Perfection, Nevada to hunt dangerous creatures of all sizes. Filming for one episode is interrupted when Travis (Jamie Kennedy), a young hot-rod on a dirtbike, speeds through and offers to be his cameraman and marketer, promising to turn the Gummer name into a globally recognized brand. This comes at the same time a man claiming to be from a South African Wildlife organization offers Burt a hefty sum of money to hunt and capture the subterranean beasts known as Graboids, specifically Ass Blasters, that have invaded the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa. Burt jumps at the opportunity, with Travis tagging along for good measure, but upon arriving in South Africa, the two realize the worms have surprisingly, yet unsurprisingly, taken a bold new turn in their biology.

Tremors 5: Bloodlines is the first installment not to have any involvement on behalf of S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, or Nancy Roberts, all of whom once writers, producers, and, with the exception of Roberts, directors of the preceding films in the franchise. This lack of involvement had me initially nervous, but it's refreshing to see a series picked up, dusted off, and respected by a new breed of talent, including Don Michael Paul (The Road to El Dorado) in the director's chair, in addition to a trio of new writers. The new writing team - comprised of Woodrow Truesmith, M.A. Deuce, and C.J. Strebor - work to breed the kind of respect the first two sequels had, as well as try to alter the series enough to build off of each sequel's desire to take the biological attributes and repercussions of Graboid behavior to a new level.

This is what has kept the Tremors franchise alive and well for three decades now and the result shows with the sequel. At the heart is Michael Gross, who gives it everything he has to give this franchise another winning installment, after a rather lackluster prequel. Gross, who is nearing seventy, packs as much energy and gumption as he did in the original Tremors film, and alongside Kennedy, who is more reserved than he is rowdy here, the two make a delightfully mismatched pair that echoes the sentiments of Earl and Grady in Tremors II.

The special effects here are probably the best they've been since Tremors II; the latter two sequels saw the budget of the series quickly deteriorate into visually mediocre fodder that belonged on dimestore horror networks. Tremors 5 helps reinvigorate the look of the film by adding visual credibility to the monsters. While I'm almost positive nobody will mistake this for an eight-figure, studio product, the effects work here is the most believable it has been in well over ten years and it's about time the franchise gets much-needed zest restored into its visuals.

I can sit here and express my minor quibbles about Tremors 5, addressing the lack of the original castmates, the lack of variety in the monsters, the more modern display of technology, the tad too- heavy reliance on goofy quips, and so-forth, all of which would mostly be coming from my nostalgic side rather than my rational side. Not to mention, waiting over a decade for a film and being entirely satisfied is an unheard of thing. What I can say, however, is that I'm glad Tremors 5 has finally seen the light of day and it returns to the mix of slowburn suspense and goofy jabs at characters' egos, as well as reemphasizing the great deal of respect that Wilson, Maddock, and Roberts have etched into the films and their characters since day one. Finally, much like Graboids themselves, even when the chips were down and multiple release plans fell through, Tremors 5 persevered through it all and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to see another installment down the road.

Starring: Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy. Directed by: Don Michael Paul.

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