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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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Comedy | Horror

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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Burt Gummer's wall of guns had to be completely rebuilt many times, as the wall of guns scene was filmed in different locations. See more »

Goofs

Many times during the movie someone will make a noise close to the ground and nothing tries to eat them. However, there are only four of the creatures and it is a big valley. Just because someone is making noise does not mean a creature will immediately appear and try to eat them. They may be off eating Miguel's cattle or in some other location in the valley too far to get there in time. See more »

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Valentine McKee: [to Rhonda] GET OUT OF YOUR PANTS!
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Good cast, good story, good movie.
6 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Go figure, but this movie was not exactly successful at the box office, I am guessing it made a lot on video however. It has spawned two sequels and even a television series. This one though was a fun movie to watch thanks in large part to its cast. Kevin Bacon is good as the lead and Fred Ward is also very good. They play a couple of friends living in a very small town in the middle of nowhere. There only wish is to get out of this place and get somewhere big, unfortunately something big is just under their feet. Seems there are these snake creatures living underground and their going on a killing spree. They seemed to have chased an old man up a power line where he died of thirst, then they take out a farmer and his livestock, and then they take out these two working on the side of the road. This movie is rather bloody considering it is a pg-13 movie. The town meets and we are introduced to more colorful characters like the survivalist couple, the stingy grocery owner, and the annoying kid who loves to play a prank or two. There is also a student there studying seismology or something and everyone turns to her for the answers. This movie has a lot of comedy and some great scenes and is an all around enjoyable movie.


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