Tremors

Tremors (1990)

48 mistakes

(6 votes)

Revealing mistake: When the lawn mower the heroes send off as a diversion crashes you can see a wire pulling it. (01:01:30)

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Audio problem: Right after Bert kills the second graboid he gets on the radio and says "we killed that mother-humper". Val replies "...be advised there are two more mother-humpers". However Val's lips don't seem to be saying "humper". This occurs even in unedited versions of the film. (01:01:40)

RJR99SS
9

Revealing mistake: Near the end, Val, Earl and Rhonda are way off the rocks after the blast. When the monster comes up out of the ground and Val takes off, you can see the "ground" bounce. It's definitely a false ground so they can get the "graboid" pushed up through it. (01:24:10)

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Revealing mistake: When the horse is lying on the ground with the tentacle wrapped around it, you can see a wire to the left of the screen attached to the horse. (00:31:00)

Mortug
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Visible crew/equipment: Look over Val's right shoulder as Rhonda is supposedly driving upside down with her legs sticking out the back window of the truck cab and you can see a man driving for her. (00:42:40)

8

Continuity mistake: When Rhonda climbs out of the ditch with Earl, where the graboid has killed itself, her backpack is slung over her right shoulder and hanging in front of her. In the next shot when she's standing up, the backpack is on her back.

Bishop73
3

Continuity mistake: When Val drives the dozer to get Rhonda off the water tower, he has the bucket up for her to get down. After she's safe, he drives on, and the bucket is down without his having lowered it.

Movie Nut
3

Continuity mistake: When they are picking up Burt and Heather, Burt throws a sack to Val. When it cuts Val catches a totally different sack. (01:11:55)

Mortug
6

Revealing mistake: As the last Graboid falls off the cliff at the end, just before it hits the ground, you can see its skin has already been cut up for the "blood" to gush out of upon impact. (01:25:20)

James Ollier
6

Continuity mistake: When Val and Earl are being chased by the graboid in the first shot it appears that the graboid is going perpendicular to the fence (you can see this because of the wires that cross it). But in the next shot the graboid appears to be going parallel to the fence. (00:33:20)

5

Continuity mistake: When Rhonda, Earl and Val are pole vaulting from rock to rock, if you look closely you can see that the poles are a lot longer than when they first picked them up off the ground. (00:40:30)

5

Continuity mistake: When we see Rhonda placing a sensor to the ground we see her throwing her cap to the ground. When it cuts the cap has moved closer to the hole in the ground. (00:08:25)

Mortug
5

Continuity mistake: When they all are trying to lure the graboids away from Val, Rhonda looks down the pipe running down the from the water tank. A piece of cloth soaked in water is tied around the pipe and water is dripping from it. When it cuts to Rhonda climbing down the water has stopped dripping. (01:08:45)

Mortug
4

Factual error: Throughout the entire film Burt holds all of his rifles' butts underneath his armpit, rather than against his shoulder. A trained "survivalist" such as him would surely know better. Holding the "elephant gun" in such a way would most likely break his arm, wrist and hand when it fired. (00:58:20)

RJR99SS
3

Continuity mistake: When the snakeoid is chasing Val and Earl after they lose their horses, they run along a fence and the monster causes all the fence posts to fall over backwards. But shortly after, all the fence posts are seen to be upright, although some are tilted a little to the right.

Krista
3

Continuity mistake: In the movie, Earl's last name was Basset, but in the credits, his last name was Bass.

3

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Jim and his wife are backing away from where the generator was, you can see them moving towards the car behind them. When it cuts, they are now facing the car. (00:23:35)

Mortug
2

Continuity mistake: When Valentine and Earl gets to Chan's, you see Heather packing some stuff into a box. She then takes a ketchup bottle in her left hand and a spray box in her right hand. When it cuts she is holding the ketchup in her right hand. (00:07:30)

Mortug
3

Continuity mistake: At the end, as Val and Rhonda are talking, Val's hat brim is flat. Rhonda walks off, and Earl slams the hood of the truck. When they show Val again, the brim of his hat is curved upwards.

Continuity mistake: When Val finally gets the truck moving after being held by the graboid, you can't see any of the remaining tentacle holding on to the differential. When they get to town, it's now there where you should have been able to see it. (00:19:40)

Earl: Damn it listen to me, I'm older and I'm wiser.
Val: Yeah well, you're half right.

Kyle G.
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Trivia: Reportedly, star Kevin Bacon was at a rough patch in his life during production and didn't understand the appeal of the film or the light-hearted comedic elements. (Even once breaking down in public and exclaiming in frustration "I'm in a movie about giant underground worms!") And thus, he chose to have no involvement in the sequels. It wasn't until some years later that he decided to re-visit the film and give it another chance after it became a massive cult-hit, and discovered that he actually really loved it. Bacon has since gone on record saying one of his dream projects would be to reprise his role of Val McKee in a future film.

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Question: Wouldn't Burt and his wife get in trouble for having all the weapons in their house? Even in later movies, there is no sign they got in trouble and Burt continued to have all these big weapons on hand.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: No, there's nothing illegal about any of the weapons they owned. Some of them may have required a Class 3 firearms license, but even this is not difficult (just expensive) for a law-abiding citizen to obtain.

Grumpy Scot
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