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Tremors

  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • 1989
  • Ron Underwood
  • 91 mins
  • 12A

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

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Review

A star rating of 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.

Credits

Cast

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Valentine McKeeKevin Bacon
Earl BassettFred Ward
Rhonda LeBeckFinn Carter
Burt GummerMichael Gross
Heather GummerReba McEntire
Melvin PlugBobby Jacoby
NancyCharlotte Stewart
MiguelTony Genaro
MindyAriana Richards
NestorRichard Marcus
Walter ChangVictor Wong (2)
EdgarSunshine Parker
Old FredMichael Dan Wagner
JimConrad Bachmann
MeganBibi Besch
HowardJohn Goodwin

Crew

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DirectorRon Underwood

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1990-06-29
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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