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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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S.S. Wilson (story), Brent Maddock (story) | 2 more credits »
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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In 2001, a Tremors video game was announced to be in production. Being developed by Rock Solid Games, Tremors: The Game was said to be an third person survival horror action shooter that also incorporated heavy open map sandbox style game play elements as well. Set for a December 2003 release on PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC, the game was quietly canceled in the summer of 2003 due to a "lack of fan base for the game" and fears that the game would severely under-perform. Little is known about the game, except actors Michael Gross, Frank Welker, Keith David, and Shawn Christian have all said to have completed at least a good portion of their voice acting, and several character, vehicle, and monster models have been released online. Other than that, barely anything is known about what the game would've involved, and no test footage of the game has ever been released. See more »

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At the very end of the movie, when Bert is telling Melvin that the whole town would rather have El Blanco than him, Bert's car door is open. As he goes to pull away, it's closed, even though we never heard it shut. See more »

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Burt: And people called me paranoid.
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Entertaining sequel with the Graboids turning into frightening dragons
14 October 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This third sequel begins with Burt Gummer(Michael Gross) who returns to home from Argentina. There finds to Jack Sawyer(Shawn Christian), a tourists agent and the people of Perfection. In the little village live Chang(Susan Chuang), Nancy(Charlotte Stewart) and her daughter(Arina Richards),the Doctor(Barry Livinstone) and others(Tony Genaro). As always the Perfection inhabitants are besieged by the large predators named Graboids. But again Burt and Jack and the people of Perfection confront against the giant bugs. This time as novelty the creepy beasts metamorphose into a horrific flying dragons.

The picture aimed to video rental market displays thrills, chills, campy fun and is quite entertaining. The film is well made by means of animatronic and computer generator creatures specially for flying monsters.The enormous worms deliver the goods with screams, and hair-raising tension. The fundamental particularities the 'tremors' series are the following: A lonely place called Perfection where live a misfit group with usual actors, Charlotte Stewart, Ariana Richards, Tony Genaro,among others; the people confronting the amazing Graboids into the houses or desert; and the usual presence of the sympathetic Burt Gummer-Michel Gross who using diverse weapons and intelligence battles the horrific predators. Furthermore all movies are scripted, produced or directed by SS Wilson,Nancy Roberts and Brent Maddock. Followed by 'Tremors 4 : The legend begins(2004)' and a TV series starred by Victor Browne,Gladys Jimenez,Marcia Strassman and of course Michael Gross. This is recommended for terror-humor fans


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