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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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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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Trivia

On the wall of Earl's home we see that he and Val did end up in both People and National Geographic magazine (among others). Also, the photo used for People is the one that Rhonda took of Val and Earl at the end of the movie. In the first movie they both discuss about how they'll make it to the cover of People magazine or National Geographic. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Earl throws the bomb into the truck, Burt has everyone run and take cover. He tells them to get down and cover their ears. He then ducks down in the ditch and the shot changes to Grady standing up waiting for the explosion.

When the explosion occurs, we see Burt with orange ear plugs in his ears. The ear plugs were not visible around his neck when he got into the ditch and he did not have time to pull them out and put them in before the explosion. After the blast, the ear plugs are visible hanging around his neck. See more »

Quotes

Earl Bassett: Oh man, this stuff tastes like toilet paper.
Grady: Earl, that is the toilet paper.
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Connections

Featured in Movie Nights: Tremors (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

T-R-O-U-B-L-E
(Uncredited)
Written by Jerry Chesnut and Steve Tyrell
Performed by Travis Tritt
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User Reviews

 
A decent sequel
3 January 2020 | by flook75See all my reviews

Recently shown on the Horror Channel in the UK. And as a fan of the classic original I thought I would give the sequel a view

Have to say I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The practical and computer effects were half decent considering how small the budget was. $4m according to IMDb

Plenty of mentions to the original as well to tie it nicely with the first film. Chris Gartin is pretty poor as the Kevin Bacon replacement in my opinion but let's be honest it's a Tremors movie, no one is in it to win a Oscar. It's light hearted comedy horror that knows what is is.

If you enjoyed the 1st film then you should enjoy this one.


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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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1.85 : 1
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