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Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror | 19 January 1990 (USA)
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Valentine McKee
... Earl Bass
... Rhonda LeBeck
... Burt Gummer
... Heather Gummer
... Melvin Plug (as Bobby Jacoby)
... Nancy
... Miguel
... Mindy
... Nestor
... Walter Chang
... Edgar
Michael Dan Wagner ... Old Fred
... Jim - The Doctor
... Megan - The Doctor's Wife
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Storyline

A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects _tremors_. The creature lives underground, and can 'pop up' without warning. Trapped in their town, the town-folk have no escape. Written by Rob Hartill

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The ultimate underground movie. It will leave you legless! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath Perfection  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,731,520, 21 January 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,667,084

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,572,000
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At around 45 minutes into the movie Melvin is shown eating gummy worms. See more »

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After removing the piece of graboid from the back bumper of Val and Earl's truck, the townspeople take pictures with it. Rigormortis usually sets in for any living creature within hours after death. However, when Melvin comes out of the shop screaming, he has the graboid piece around his neck and it is easily movable. See more »

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[Burt Gummer, with his wife Heather at his side, berates the dead monster fought off with their "family arsenal"]
Burt Gummer: Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!
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Surprisingly enjoyable good old fashioned monster movie!
16 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

On paper I would have expected 'Tremors' to suck - a low budget sci fi action comedy written by the 'Short Circuit' guys, and directed by a hack who went on to make 'City Slickers'. It doesn't exactly inspire confidence, does it? But if you put your prejudices aside you'll find that this is a surprisingly enjoyable good old fashioned monster movie. There is humour here, sure, but thankfully the movie doesn't go for a camp, tongue in cheek parody style, something for me that almost never works. The movies real strength is the perfect casting of Kevin Bacon ('Diner') and Fred Ward ('Henry And June') as the small town handymen turned reluctant heroes. They are supported by the left field but inspired casting of 'Family Ties' Michael Gross and country singer Reba McEntire as a couple of gung ho survivalists. 'Tremors' succeeds in what it sets out to be, an exciting and wonderfully entertaining b-grade horror thriller. A lot of fun and highly recommended.


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