Tremors

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Science fiction

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'The phones are dead, the roads are out... we're on our own!' All is not well in Perfection, Nevada, a remote desert town. Itinerant cowpokes Val (Bacon) and Earl (Ward) are all set to up sticks when they happen across a corpse perched incongruously atop a telegraph pole...and then another, apparently swallowed up by the earth. Huge, carnivorous, worm-like creatures, capable of tunnelling at incredible speeds in response to seismic vibrations, are literally undermining Perfection. With a tip of the hat towards its '50s forefathers, this canny genre entry exploits its novel subterranean threat to the max, the ingenious situations being orchestrated with considerable skill by first-time director Underwood. Bacon and Ward project a wonderful low-key rapport, based initially on jokey ignorance before giving way to terse apprehension. It's great to hear authentic B movie talk again, especially when the cast takes it upon itself to name the monsters, only to come up with 'graboids' by default, and to debate their probable origin: 'One thing's for sure...them ain't local boys'. This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific.
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Release details

UK release:

1989

Duration:

96 mins

Cast and crew

Cast:

Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Reba McEntire, Michael Gross, Finn Carter

Producer:

Brent Maddock, Steven S Wilson

Editor:

O Nicholas Brown

Screenwriter:

Steven S Wilson, Brent Maddock

Production Designer:

Ivo Cristante

Cinematography:

Alexander Gruszynski

Music:

Ernest Troost

Director:

Ron Underwood

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debbie

this is a great fil, action, adventure, comedy, it's got it all, however don't bother with the sequels, they are pants. If you're looking for alight hearted easy plot sat night film, this is it. This is in my top ten films, along with men in black. fabulous.

debbie

this is a great fil, action, adventure, comedy, it's got it all, however don't bother with the sequels, they are pants. If you're looking for alight hearted easy plot sat night film, this is it. This is in my top ten films, along with men in black. fabulous.