Tremors

  • 15
  • Ron Underwood (1989)
  • US
  • 91 min
Tremors
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

The spirit of the "Killer Bs" is gloriously resurrected in this, the ultimate story of the worm that turned. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are a sort of "Simple and Simpler", an endearingly goofy pair of handymen who discover that huge underground worms have broken through the Earth's surface and are now swallowing up everything in their path. Director Ron Underwood keeps both the action and laughs roaring along at a tremendous pace and there are a number of entertaining cameos, most notably from Michael Gross - the father in TV's Family Ties - and country star Reba McEntire as an unlikely pair of survivalists. Add to that a refreshingly tough and intelligent female lead (Finn Carter) and the result is an incredibly sharp and funny monster movie.

Plot Summary

A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitted but brave handymen step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters. Comedy horror, with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Bobby Jacoby.

Cast and crew

Cast

Valentine McKee
Kevin Bacon
Earl Bassett
Fred Ward
Rhonda LeBeck
Finn Carter
Burt Gummer
Michael Gross
Heather Gummer
Reba McEntire
Melvin Plug
Bobby Jacoby
Nancy
Charlotte Stewart
Miguel
Tony Genaro
Mindy
Ariana Richards
Nestor
Richard Marcus
Walter Chang
Victor Wong (2)
Edgar
Sunshine Parker
Old Fred
Michael Dan Wagner
Jim
Conrad Bachmann
Megan
Bibi Besch
Howard
John Goodwin

Crew

Director
Ron Underwood

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
May be edited for violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Universal Pictures UK
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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