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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.

Director:

S.S. Wilson

Writers:

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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The Worms have turned. 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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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2000 interview, S.S.Wilson acknowledged that Universal wanted them to shoot the film "so that it would also fit in what's called the 1.85 format, the conventional aspect ratio". For those unfamiliar, 1.85:1 is also the aspect ratio of the first Tremors film. See more »

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Just before Earl thinks of being showered with the fire extinguishers, the green roller door is free of obstructions. Though as Earl grabs the first fire extinguisher and proceeds to run back to the door, the roller door is obstructed by several items. See more »

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"You know, you might come in useful. While they are eating you it will give me a chance to get away."
19 July 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Decent sequel to Tremors, one of my favorite movies from the '90s. This one has two characters returning from the first movie: Fred Ward's Earl Bassett and Michael Gross' Burt Gummer. The Graboids (the creatures from the first movie) are attacking an oil refinery in Mexico. Earl is called in to help get rid of the Graboids due to his experience with them. When things get tough, Earl calls in Burt to help.

A big step down from the first movie but still entertaining. Ward and Gross are lots of fun. Christopher Gartin plays Ward's sidekick in this one. He's no Kevin Bacon. There's a little too much slapstick but overall it's an enjoyable movie. I can think of worse ways to pass 100 minutes.


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