Ron Underwood (1989)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


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 & Crew

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
Director Ron Underwood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama