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Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

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The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Billy Rieck ... Buford, Jack's Assistant
Kelly Connell Kelly Connell ... Tourist Guy
Matthew Seth Wilson Matthew Seth Wilson ... Tourist Kid
Jason Hopkins ... Tourist Kid
Lorna Scott ... Tourist Lady
Mary Gross ... Tourist Mom
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Storyline

Third Tremors movie takes us back to the small Nevada town of Perfection where local resident and adventurer Burt Grummer returns after traveling abroad and killing carnivorous worms called "Graboids" (introduced in the first movie) and their offspring "Shriekers" (introduced in the second movie) to life in his home town and must deal with some crooked land developers, a thrill-seeking guy named Jack Sawyer looking for wealth in this potential tourist town, and eventually dealing with a new strain of Graboid worms that meta-morph into their second Shrieker phase, and whom unexpectedly morph into their third stage for another harrowing battle against Burt and Jack in the desert surrounding the town. Written by matt-282

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Graboid arcade-game prop from the second film makes a reappearance in Jodi's shop. See more »

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The camera which interprets the Ass Blaster's point of view, does not match with the Ass blaster itself. See more »

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Jack: Burt, what happens if this thing eats your food?
Burt: [looks around at the many, many cases of MREs] Assblaster Blitzkrieg.
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Tremors 3: Ass Blasters
20 July 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Third movie in the Tremors series returns back to the town that started it all: Perfection, Nevada. Returning from the previous two movies is Michael Gross as Burt Gummer. Gross got as much mileage as he could out of the role of Burt but it's admittedly wearing a little thin by this point. Also returning is Ariana Richards, who was a little girl in the first Tremors movie. She's all grown up here and it's cool to see her back. She was probably my favorite part of the movie. This is a mostly enjoyable monster flick but not as good as the second movie and not even on the same planet as the highly entertaining first Tremors. This one relies heavily on comedy and likability of its cast, which is probably smart considering the obvious effects limitations. This was made for video, after all. This is also the movie that introduces the poorly-conceived "Ass Blaster" Graboid. I guess they didn't use that in the title for fear it would be confused with a porno.


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