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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 ... 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 meta-morph 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 matt-282

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Trivia

A multi-shot DefTech 37mm launcher (similar to the ones featured in RoboCop 3 and CliffHanger) can be seen in the hands of Burt near the films opening in which he fires a flare out of to illuminate a proper killing zone for the approaching Shrieker herd. This is one of the very rare instances where the launcher is actually seen firing its proper/correct flare munitions, rather than explosive rounds as it is often portrayed. See more »

Goofs

The film depicts Chaco, Argentina as a mountainous desert. The real life Chaco is entirely flat and covered in either forests and farmland. See more »

Quotes

Jodi Chang: In retail, if you're not three steps ahead, you're one step behind.
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Crazy Credits

Melvin continues to curse at Burt as the credits begin. See more »

Connections

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4 October 2001 | by billybrown41See all my reviews

Tremors came out when I was ten. It is one of my all time favorite horror/comedies with it's sharp, script, funny (intentionally) dialogue, and likeable characters that you can identify with. It seems like, whether people are horror fans are not, they enjoyed Tremors.

In 1995, a Kevin Bacon-less sequel went straight to video and found it's audience very easily. The effects were just as good, it had two major characters returning, and the script was a lot of fun and had a few suprises.

When I heard that there was going to be a Tremors 3, I was kind of excited but a little concerned too. Most franchises tend to tank out by part three. Well, not the case here. In Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, you get Michael Gross as Bert Gummer returning to his hometown of Perfection. Anyone who saw the first two remembers Bert as the gun-wielding, overly paranoid, survivalist who always seems to have the right gear for the job. Bert has made a career of hunting these things over the last decade and now he feels that it is time to head home for a while. Little does he know it, things aren't going to be just that easy.

I won't give away much for the plot, but I will say that this is every bit as enjoyable as the first one. If you enjoyed the first and second, then stick this in your DVD player and kick-back with a beer. Also, it's PG rated. A lot of people are scared off by this, but let me tell ya, there's nothing here to worry about. Just a good clean (is sometimes slimy) time. Check this one out and hope for a Part 4.


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Language:

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Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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