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Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | Video 9 April 1996
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Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.

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S.S. Wilson

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Brent Maddock (characters), S.S. Wilson (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Ward ... Earl Bassett
Chris Gartin ... Grady Hoover
Helen Shaver ... Kate 'White' Reilly
Michael Gross ... Burt Gummer
Marcelo Tubert ... Señor Ortega
Marco Hernandez Marco Hernandez ... Julio, Kate's Assistant
José Ramón Rosario ... Pedro, Chief Engineer (as José Rosario)
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Oil Worker (as Thomas Rosales)
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Storyline

When an army of Graboids - giant, carnivorous underground worms - threaten the Petromaya oil refinery in Mexico, its owners call on Earl Bassett, who once helped kill four of the creatures in Perfection, Nevada. Having squandered the money that came from his resulting celebrity status, Earl is convinced by the $50,000-a-head bounty offered, as well as the enthusiasm of admirer Grady Hoover, who becomes his partner. At Petromaya, Earl and Grady meet geologist Kate Reilly, and begin Graboid hunting, tricking several Graboids into swallowing bomb-rigged, remote-controlled cars. When they find they're facing a lot more Graboids than they ever expected, Earl calls his friend Burt Gummer, a survivalist who arrives well-stocked with weapons. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Evolution: It's a bitch See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tremors 2: Aftershocks See more »

Filming Locations:

Valencia, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS-Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In some scenes, Burt Gummer can be seen wearing an Atlanta Hawks cap, similar to the one he wore in the first movie. See more »

Goofs

When Burt fires that massive gun at the shrieker, a window behind him shatters from the concussion. If you look carefully, you can very briefly see a man wearing safety goggles, striking the glass with a ball-peen hammer. See more »

Quotes

Earl Bassett: [loses at rock-paper-scissors] No!
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Earl Bassett: Rock rips through paper!
Grady: Huh?
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What I think...
2 May 2001 | by goldhamsterSee all my reviews

Tremors, the first film, was top. A quirky, funny and strangely satisfying movie, you just wanted to see it again & again. Of course, Universal realised this, and decided to give us what we wanted - More Tremors.

Unfortunately, it just didn't exude the same qualities of the first film. Tremors II goes down the formulaic action-comedy route, steering clear of the original's quirkiness and subtle humour and replacing it with crass one-liners and in-your-face action scenes. Much of the team involved in the original film are present here, though it does feel slightly lost without Kevin Bacon. The young actor attempting to replace him gives a reasonable performance, but his character in the film is just a bit too streetwise and 'smart', and he doesn't make a convincing on-screen partnership with Fred Ward.

The plot is different to Tremors, but still contains the Tremor-creating 'graboids' that were present in the original. In fact, the special effects of these are one of the film's strong points. The camerawork & directing is passable, as are the performances from all involved. Will you enjoy this film? It depends. If you're looking for a straight-up action movie, then this wouldn't be a bad choice. If, however, you're looking for a good sequel to Tremors, you'll be disappointed. Overall rating: 5.5/10


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