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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

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Valentine McKee
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Earl Bass
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Rhonda LeBeck
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Burt Gummer
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Heather Gummer
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Melvin Plug (as Bobby Jacoby)
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Nancy
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Miguel
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Mindy
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Nestor
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Walter Chang
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Edgar
Michael Dan Wagner ...
Old Fred
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Jim - The Doctor
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Megan - The Doctor's Wife
John Goodwin ...
Howard - Roadworker
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Carmine - Roadworker
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Grabboid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ron Underwood

Written by

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S.S. Wilson ... (story) &
Brent Maddock ... (story) &
Ron Underwood ... (story)
 
S.S. Wilson ... (screenplay) &
Brent Maddock ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ellen Collett ... associate producer
Gale Anne Hurd ... executive producer
Brent Maddock ... producer
Ginny Nugent ... line producer
S.S. Wilson ... producer

Music by

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Ernest Troost

Cinematography by

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Alexander Gruszynski ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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O. Nicholas Brown

Editorial Department

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Derek Berlatsky ... first assistant editor
Dennis Brookins ... negative cutter
Sue Kesler ... second assistant editor
Karen Sharp Lancaster ... first assistant editor
Kevin Lindstrom ... second assistant editor
John Nicolard ... color timer

Casting By

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Pam Dixon

Production Design by

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Ivo Cristante

Art Direction by

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Don Maskovich

Set Decoration by

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Debra Combs

Costume Design by

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Abigail Murray

Makeup Department

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Annette E. Fabrizi ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Carla M. Fabrizi ... hair stylist / makeup artist
David P. Barton ... acrylic eyes: 'Dead Fred' dummy (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lisa C. Cook ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Camp III ... second assistant director
Allen Kupetsky ... second assistant director: second unit
Michael McCue ... third assistant director
Randall Newsome ... second second assistant director
Kristine Peterson ... first assistant director: second unit
Thomas Schellenberg ... second assistant director: second unit
Mike Topoozian ... first assistant director
Jim Vatis ... second assistant director: second unit
S.S. Wilson ... second unit director
John R. Woodward ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Russell R. Anderson ... swing gang
Rick Bioni ... assistant property master
John Bucklin ... construction manager
Dave Chamberlain ... model maker
Raymond F. Cooper ... scenic painter (as Ray Cooper)
David Cunningham ... carpenter
Michael Davis ... storyboard artist
David Esparza ... scenic painter
Peter Flynn ... construction foreman
Paul Ford ... lead man
Barry Franenberg ... property master
Geoffrey Hagenbuckle ... set dresser
Kathleen Laird ... scenic painter
Ken Larson ... construction coordinator
John Lieberman ... swing gang
Gregory Lynch Jr. ... on-set carpenter
Mike Malone ... on-set dresser
Philip Mayor ... storyboard artist
Vicky Molinarolo ... set dresser
Marino Pascal ... set dresser (as Marinos Paschaloudes)
Thomas Rude ... construction foreman
Bill Sane ... scenic painter
Beth Thompson ... on-set dresser
Teena Welch ... scenic painter
Lyndell Wolff ... construction coordinator
Eugene Yelchin ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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David W. Alstadter ... foley recordist
Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
David Bartlett ... sound effects editor
Matthew C. Beville ... sound transfer
W.M. Dembrowski ... sound effects editor
Robert Deschaine ... foley mixer
John Dunn ... sound effects editor
Ezra Dweck ... sound effects recordist
Donald Flick ... sound effects editor
Stephen Hunter Flick ... supervising sound editor
Gregory G. Gest ... sound re-recordist
Walter A. Gest ... sound re-recordist
Aaron Glascock ... assistant sound editor
Eric J. Goldstein ... boom operator
Douglas Greenfield ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Dana Gustafson ... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush ... re-recording mixer
Walt Martin ... production sound mixer
Oscar Mitt ... sound
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr recordist
Andrew Patterson ... adr editor
John Pospisil ... special sound effects
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Steve Richardson ... adr editor
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Greg P. Russell ... re-recording mixer
George Simpson ... sound effects editor
Jerry Trent ... foley artist
Steve Lee ... sound effects librarian (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Anthony Allen Barlow ... creature effects: art crew (as Alan Barlow)
Bill Basso ... creature effects: art crew
Nick Benson ... special effects
Paul Berg ... creature effects: art crew
Howard Berger ... creature effects: art crew
Martin Bresin ... special effects coordinator (as Marty Bresin)
Rob Burman ... creature effects: art crew
Noel Butcher ... effects man: MB Special Effects
Jim Carson ... creature effects: art crew
Dave Chamberlain ... creature effects: art crew (as David Chamberlain)
David Chameides ... special effects crew
Mitchell J. Coughlin ... creature effects: art crew
Dale Ettema ... effects man: MB Special Effects
Steve Frakes ... creature effects: art crew
Linda Frobos ... creature effects: art crew
Alec Gillis ... creature effects designer and creator
Robert Kurtzman ... creature effects: art crew
Andrew Miller ... special effects foreman
David B. Miller ... creature effects: art crew
Donald Myers ... special effects technician
Mark Rappaport ... special creature effects
Kevin Reter ... creature effects: art crew
Michael Roundy ... effects man: MB special effects
Michael Schorr ... special effects foreman: MB Special Effects (as Mike Schorr)
Stephen Schultze ... creature effects: art crew
Shaun Smith ... creature effects: art crew
Carl Sorensen ... creature effects: art crew
Michael Spatola ... creature effects: art crew
David Stinnett ... creature effects: art crew
Ken Tarallo ... special effects
John Teska ... special creature effects: ADI
Mark Bryan Wilson ... creature effects: art crew
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... creature effects designer and creator
Robin L. D'Arcy ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Tony Alderson ... opticals: Fantasy II Film
James Belkin ... effects camera operator: 4-ward Productions / miniature effects manager: 4-Ward Productions
Stephen Brien ... miniature supervisor: 4-ward Productions
Betzy Bromberg ... opticals: Fantasy II Film
Craig Caton ... creature effects
Dave Chamberlain ... creature effects art crew
David Chameides ... visual effects
Elaine Edford ... miniature effects producer: 4-Ward Productions
Jeff Edwards ... creature effects
Ray Greer ... miniature crew: 4-Ward Productions
Mecki Heussen ... creature effects
John Huneck ... camera operator: Fantasy II Film
Leslie Huntley ... visual effects production supervisor: Fantasy II Film
Roy Knyrim ... Model Builder--Basement Scene
Richard J. Landon ... creature effects
Stephen Lebed ... model maker
Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping
John Morris ... creature effects
Mark Rappaport ... creature effects
Gary Rhodaback ... production assistant: Fantasy II Film
Lise Romanoff ... special visual effects coordinator
Richard Ruskuski ... miniature crew: 4-Ward Productions
William H. Schirmer ... visual effects coordinator (as Bill Schirmer)
Mark A. Shelton ... visual effects gaffer
Robert Skotak ... visual effects supervisor: 4-ward productions
Robert Stromberg ... digital matte artist
Roland Tantin ... special effects coordinator
John Teska ... creature effects
Gene Warren Jr. ... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film
David S. Williams Jr. ... camera operator: Illusion
Rick Rische ... matte artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Pamela Bebermeyer ... stunt player
Hank Calia ... stunt player (as Henry A. Calia)
Sal Carrubba ... stunt player
John Casino ... stunt player
Cindy Cavallero ... stunt player
Fernando Celis ... stunt player
George B. Colucci Jr. ... stunt player (as George 'Moose' Colucci)
Glory Fioramonti ... stunt player
Lance Gilbert ... stunt player
Amy Gillespie ... stunt player
John Gillespie ... assistant stunt coordinator
Jeff Habberstad ... stunt double: Kevin Bacon
Jeff Imada ... stunt player
Ben Jensen ... stunt player
Ethan Jensen ... stunt player
Gary Jensen ... stunt coordinator
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunt player (as Tracy Lyn Keehn)
Randall Newsome ... stunt player
Sherry Peterson ... stunt player (as Sherry Petersen)
John Sherrod ... stunt player
Al Simon ... stunt player
Cris Thomas-Palomino ... stunt player (as Cris Palamino)
Karl A. Wickman ... stunt player (as Carl Wickman)
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brian Bernstein ... assistant camera
Shunil Borpujari ... additional dolly grip (as Shaunil Borbujari)
Joe Celeste ... key grip
Henry Cline ... first assistant camera
Mark Combs ... best boy electric
Peter Drinco ... grip
Jesper Find ... additional first assistant camera
Alan Gitlin ... camera operator: second unit
Amy C. Halpern ... first assistant camera / second unit cameraman/operator
Virgil L. Harper ... director of photography: second unit
Loren Hillebrand ... grip
Christopher Hood ... second assistant camera: second unit (as Chris Hood)
Peter Iovino ... still photographer
Matthew Johnston ... second assistant camera
Shane D. Kelly ... gaffer
William K. Koski ... electrician
Jeff Mart ... Steadicam operator
Jesse Mather ... additional best boy electric
Ralph Merzbach ... video assist operator
James G. Moriarty ... best boy grip (as Jim Moriarty)
Ned Nedrow ... rigging grip
Deborah O'Brien ... additional second assistant camera (as Debbie O'Brien)
Martin Schaer ... camera operator
Gus Vasquez ... key grip: second unit
Kelly Waldman ... electrician
Gary A. Williams ... grip
Jamie Young ... dolly grip
Bill H. Roberts Jr. ... additional second ac (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sarah Bartfield ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laurie Hudson ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Toni Maier ... location scout
Tony Salome ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Aarvold ... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist
Patricia Carlin ... music editor
Kathy Durning ... supervising music editor
Louise Hatem ... music co-producer
Barb Luby ... orchestrator
Norman Ludwin ... musician (bass)
Phil Magnotti ... music recordist
Randy Miller ... orchestrator
Johnny Montagnese ... music recordist
Ralph Sall ... music supervisor
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Ernest Troost ... conductor
Robert Folk ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
John Moses ... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Armstrong ... driver
Aaron Aronson ... driver
Billy G. Arter ... transportation coordinator: second unit (as Billy Arter)
Ed Arter ... transportation coordinator (as Edward D. Arter)
Tina M. Arter-Duquette ... transportation dispatcher (as Tina Arter)
John A. Brubaker ... driver: second unit (as John Brubaker)
Sal Carrubba ... driver
Chuck Clarke ... transportation coordinator: second unit
Don Crow ... driver (as Donald Crow)
Ronald B. Dinson Sr. ... driver (as Ronald Dinson)
Louis Dinson ... driver: second unit
Dan Loveless ... driver
Helen Mercier ... driver (as H. Weezee Mercier)
Rick Mercier ... transportation captain
Tony Mercier ... driver
John Ornstein ... driver captain: second unit
Mike Shannon ... transportation co-captain
Mark Twogood ... special effects driver: second unit
Bob White ... driver captain: second unit (as Robert White)
Chuck Williams ... driver
Troy Flynn ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Carmen Bailey ... production assistant: second unit
Bob Bellamak ... stand-in
Susan Bierbaum ... script supervisor
Craig Caton ... key mechanical designer / puppeteer
Steven P. Duchscherer ... gun specialist
Colleen Dunn ... post-production office assistant
Terry Dunn ... production accountant
Jeff Edwards ... mechanical crew
David Falicki ... set medic
Mecki Heussen ... mechanical crew
Kate Hudson ... seismology consultant
Pat Jackson ... studio teacher
Dave Johnson ... production assistant: second unit
Greg Kidd ... production assistant: second unit (as Gregory Kidd)
Dave Krinsky ... production assistant
Richard J. Landon ... mechanical crew
Kris Fullan Martinez ... assistant production coordinator
John Morris ... mechanical crew
Dale Newell ... dirt wrangler
Jesus 'Chewy' Perez ... sage wrangler
Michael Pitt ... production assistant
Tom Prince ... production executive
Mark Rappaport ... mechanical crew
Robert Rhine ... unit publicist
Sara Spring ... production coordinator
John Teska ... mechanical crew
Neal Thompson ... title designer
Daniel Wheatcroft ... studio executive
James Young ... production assistant: second unit
Anthony Zahn Jr. ... production assistant: second unit
Joe Camp ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Tammy Maples ... animal trainer (uncredited)

Thanks

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Nancy Roberts ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The monster movie that breaks new ground. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dead Silence (United States)
  • Land Sharks (United States)
  • Beneath Perfection (United States)
  • Im Land der Raketen-Würmer (Germany)
  • Temblores (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,731,520, 21 Jan 1990
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $48,572,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia S.S. Wilson said that he got the idea for the film while he was working for the U.S. Navy in the California desert. While resting on a rock, he imagined what it might be like if something underground kept him from getting off the rock. See more »
Goofs When Val, Rhonda and Earl flee the second graboid by climbing onto a rock, Val is wearing cowboy boots. When the camera cuts to the rock and Val climbs to the top, he's wearing leather workboots. After they wake up the next day and Val slides down the rock to see if the graboid is still there, he is again wearing cowboy boots. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001). See more »
Soundtracks You Are the One See more »
Quotes Earl Bassett: Damn it, listen to me. I'm older and wiser.
Valentine McKee: Yeah, well you're half right.
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