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The Burrowers (2008)

In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.


J.T. Petty (as JT Petty)


J.T. Petty (as JT Petty)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clancy Brown ... John Clay
David Busse David Busse ... Young Bluecoat
Harley Coriz Harley Coriz ... Short Ute
Jocelin Donahue ... Maryanne Stewart
Alexandra Edmo Alexandra Edmo ... Faith (as Alex Edmo)
Brighid Fleming ... Little Sister
Karl Geary ... Fergus Coffey
Christopher Hagen ... Father
Doug Hutchison ... Henry Victor
Galen Hutchison Galen Hutchison ... Dobie Spacks
Laura Leighton ... Gertrude Spacks
William Mapother ... William Parcher
Suzi McLaughlin Suzi McLaughlin ... Mother
Tatanka Means ... Tall Ute
David Midthunder ... Dull Knife


A band of courageous men sets out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from their home. Expecting the offenders to be a band of fierce natives, the group prepares for a routine battle. But they soon discover that the real enemy stalks them from below. Written by Anonymous

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Evil will surface. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Shot in 23 days in NM, with a few days of re-shoots in Los Angeles. See more »


Coconuts were virtually unknown in the US before 1895 so multiple characters knowing about coconut cake would be implausible. See more »


[first lines]
Fergus Coffey: [voice-over] It's about... Maryanne.
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Alas, And Did My Saviour Bleed
Lyrics by Isaac Watts
Performed by Clancy Brown and cast
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User Reviews

Creature / western that could have been better ......
28 July 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The idea of underground creatures menacing the old west was well portrayed in "Tremors 4". "The Burrowers" adds some interesting twists relating to why these burrowing beasties appeared, and the Indians way of dealing with them. The film opens strong with a slaughtered family, and everyone wrongly blaming the Indians. What follows is a prolonged hunt for the hostiles. Unfortunately character development is sacrificed in favor of hitting the trail. A lot of effort went into the burrower monsters, with not a hint of c.g.i., and unfortunately it is mostly wasted in the barely discernible night attacks. Another glaring problem is the lack of subtitles for the cowboys, as their mumbled jargon is no easier to understand than the Indians language which is subtitled. Somewhere in here is an intriguing movie, but "The Burrowers" obvious flaws are objectionable. - MERK

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English | French | Sioux

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Blue Star Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs




Color (Fuji Film)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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