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Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)

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The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.

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Brent Maddock

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gross ... Burt Gummer
Shawn Christian ... Desert Jack Sawyer
Susan Chuang ... Jodi Chang
Charlotte Stewart ... Nancy Sterngood
Ariana Richards ... Mindy Sterngood
Tony Genaro ... Miguel
Barry Livingston ... Dr. Andrew Merliss
John Pappas ... Agent Charlie Rusk
Robert Jayne ... Melvin Plug
Billy Rieck Billy Rieck ... Buford, Jack's Assistant
Kelly Connell Kelly Connell ... Tourist Guy
Matthew Seth Wilson Matthew Seth Wilson ... Tourist Kid
Jason Hopkins ... Tourist Kid
Lorna Scott ... Tourist Lady
Mary Gross ... Tourist Mom
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Storyline

Third Tremors movie takes us back to the small Nevada town of Perfection where local resident and adventurer Burt Grummer returns after traveling abroad and killing carnivorous worms called "Graboids" (introduced in the first movie) and their offspring "Shriekers" (introduced in the second movie) to life in his home town and must deal with some crooked land developers, a thrill-seeking guy named Jack Sawyer looking for wealth in this potential tourist town, and eventually dealing with a new strain of Graboid worms that metamorph into their second Shrieker phase, and whom unexpectedly morph into their third stage for another harrowing battle against Burt and Jack in the desert surrounding the town. Written by Matthew Patay

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Rated PG for sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

El Blanco is a nod to Moby Dick by Herman Melville, an old, albino whale, whose behavior was unusual for his species. This is confirmed by Burt's comment when he first sees the El Blanco, "Call me Ishmael", which is the first line in Melville's novel. However, in an inverted parallelism to Moby Dick, which was an aggressive specimen of a naturally pacific species, El Blanco is a pacific specimen of a naturally aggressive species. Also, in the novel is Captain Ahab who pursues Moby Dick, while in this case is El Blanco which pursues Burt. See more »

Goofs

When Burt, Jack and Jodi are in the port-a-potty hiding from the Ass Blasters, someone locks the door and 'IN USE' is showing. After they decide their plan, they simply open the door while it is still in the 'IN USE' position, meaning it should still be locked. See more »

Quotes

[after Burt blows up his home to keep the assblaster from eating the food, and finding out food stops them]
Burt: What kind of supreme being would condone such irony?
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Ass Blasters R Us!
23 September 2014 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The third movie in the Tremors series of films is adequate entertainment for the fans. Michael Gross returns as Burt, who in turn returns to Perfection to find it a tourist haven of Graboid fans. Into the mix is a nefarious real estate deal that threatens the very existence of the townsfolk. But of course, the Graboids and their mutated offspring don't care about such things.

If not expecting too much then this serves up some good straight to video fun. The formula remains the same, with Burt the paranoid saviour of Perfection getting some good lines, while the return of characters from the first film is a splendid bonus for the fans. There's some snarky asides to the perils/cheats of tourist traps, and the real estate rape of the land angle is driven home without over kill. Safe if undemanding creature feature fare. 6/10


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