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Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward star as two country handymen who lead a cast of zany characters to safety in this exciting sci-fi creature comedy.Just as Val McKee (Bacon) and Earl Basset (Ward) decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a shapely seismology student (Finn Carter), they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground.The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans and find a way to higher ground, in this enjoyable thriller co-starring Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.
Who would have guessed that this clever, fast-paced creature feature from 1990 would become a beloved miniclassic? Tremors didn't actually break any new ground (even though its tunneling worm monsters certainly did), but it revved up the classic monster-movie formulas of the 1950s with such energetic enthusiasm and humor that it made everything old seem new again. It's also got a cast full of enjoyable actors who clearly had a lot of fun making the film, and director Ron Underwood strikes just the right balance of comedy and terror as a band of small-town rednecks battles a lot of really nasty-looking giant worms. The special effects are great, the one-liners fly fast and furious between heroes Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward (and yes, that's country star Reba McEntire packin' awesome firepower), and it's all done with the kind of flair one rarely associates with goofy monster flicks like this. It was followed by a direct-to-video sequel, Tremors: Aftershocks. --Jeff ShannonSee all Editorial Reviews
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Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward make a wonderful comic team as Vern and Earl, the local odd job handymen in the small desert town of Perfection. I would expect this of Ward after UFOria (sadly a forgotten 80's film) but Kevin Bacon was a real surprise as Ward's comically dumb partner. When they meet university student Rhonda Le Beck (Finn Carter from Family Ties) they are unprepared for what are causing her seismological instruments to react; not tiny earthquakes but giant worm-like creatures that have a big appetite and a lot of drive to get food. The worms, "graboids" in the film, are seemingly fairly intelligent and pose a real challenge to the locals trying to get out.
Don't think about the science of the plot too much and you'll have a good time with tremors.
If you enjoy suspense, monster threats with a happy ending, this is the movie for you.
I have watched this over and over again since it's release in 1990 and it's still as funny now as it was then. Good, clean fun for all.
Anyways , as the movie says , it's about some cowboys going against a giant worm underground . Really fun to watch and great country song from Reba Mcentire .