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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 »


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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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Trivia

The scene with the baby shrieker was created using a full-size shrieker in a large cage making the Shrieker look small, as a consequence no actors could be shown at the same time as the cage and shrieker. See more »

Goofs

After Earl and Grady discover that their graboid had been "eaten", they go back to wait on the truck for Pedro to show up. When the camera is showing Earl and Grady, the sky is pitch black. However, while Pedro is driving along and then stops, the sky is a dark blue. See more »

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For those who couldn't get enough of the original
20 July 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The original Tremors, released six years earlier, is a prime example of how monster movies ought to be and it was immensely popular amongst critics as well regular audiences. A sequel was inevitable and it's actually surprising that it still took 6 years before they had it finished…Normally; filmmakers exploit a successful franchise much quicker than this! I think everyone agrees with the statement that this second entry can't possibly live up to the original but, as far as the quality of sequels go, "Tremors II: Aftershocks" is a fairly pleasant B-movie that you definitely won't regret seeing. It's obviously meant to please the enormous fan-base of the first movie, since it features the exact same type of humor and similar special effects, but at least it tries to add something new to the story of the giant carnivorous worms. Several years have passed since the big fat "Graboid"-hunt in Perfection, Nevada and good old Earl Bassett (the cool and charismatic Fred Ward reprises his role) is asked to come to Mexico because a new plague of worms has already killed (and eaten) the staff of a large petrol field there. Reluctant to risk his life again, Earl eventually decides to come to the rescue, accompanied by his old and trigger-happy friend Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and a fresh sidekick named Grady. The three learn that Graboids are a superior breed of monsters, since they evolve and rapidly work their way up the food chain. The biggest thing missing in this film is Kevin Bacon…Well, not so much his persona but the duo he formed with Fred Ward in the original! Christopher Gartin tries hard enough to be a good replacement but it's just not the same. No offense to him, though. There still is some delightful B-movie dialogue going on between Fred Ward and Burt Gummer and the monster effects are more than satisfying. Two more straight-to-video sequels followed and they're really not that bad, neither. You just need to be a massive fan of the original. In case you thought 'Tremors' was only so-so, none of the sequels are meant for your eyes.


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