Tremors (1990)

30 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Earl and Val stop to warn the sandblasters that there is a 'psycho killer' on the loose, Earl is talking frantically but if you look at Val, he doesn't look at all phased - surprising considering he just found half a chewed human head and a herd of chewed sheep.

Correction: Earl is the type of guy who would be acting frantic about the dead guy they just found, but Val appears to be in shock, not un-phased by it. This fits his character like a glove, as is noticed when he calmly (he's in shock) says that they waited one day too long to leave town.


Corrected entry: After Earl, Val, and Rhonda pole vault to the last rock, there's a shot of Earl's feet landing on the rock. But when the camera pulls back, he is holding his pole facing forwards. If he had just pole-vaulted to the rock, the pole would be behind him, and he probably wouldn't have landed so smoothly either. (00:41:50)

Correction: He didn't pole-vault to it. He just jumps down from a rock as you can see two shots later is lying right behind him.


Corrected entry: It seems as though both Burt and Heather should be at least temporarily deaf after the lengthy gun battle against the monster in their basement, given that they weren't wearing any protection over their ears.


Correction: They may have indeed been temporarily deaf but we dont know how much time passed before they killed the graboid and then they broadcasted their vicotry. They could have had time to recover.


Corrected entry: When the doctor's wife is in the station wagon, there's a coffee cup on the dash at first. In later shots it disappears.

Correction: It disappears because as the back of the car is falling into the sankeoid's hole, the front of the car is being tilted up. The cup surely falls off the dashboard.


Corrected entry: When Val & Earl are leaving Perfection, they have everything they own in the pickup truck. When they get Edgar down from the tower and take him to the doctor's home, there is nothing in the truck. Scenes later when the "grab-oid" is attacking Val & Earl's truck in town it is full again.

Correction: It is possible that Val and Earl decided that bringing a body to a doctor is a little more important than possessions so they left them by the place where they found Edgar and went back to get them when they dropped the body off.


Corrected entry: In the start of the movie Earl, and Burt can't leave Perfection because the road is "blocked" the rocks falling. Why didn't they just drive around the rocks on the shoulder? Or if they really wanted to leave just take down a barbed wire fence, drive over it, and put it back up? These guys were experienced cowboys yet a little pile of rocks stopped them dead in their tracks.

Correction: If you watch, the road cuts through a levy,(dirt wall) which seems to go for a long while. Maybe the trucks couldn't climb it.


Corrected entry: When Val gets the cat to go to the mountains, he pulls a trailer semi. When he is tying the chain to connect the cat to the semi, there's dirt in the semi. Later when everyone is in, the dirt is gone.

Correction: The sand is not gone, as you can see the people standing on it, there is a big pile of it in the back of the semi and many individuals walk over it.


Corrected entry: After Rhonda is attached, injures her legs and loses her pants from being caught in barbed wire, the scene cuts to a close up shot of a pair of legs with cuts that Val is cleaning. In the leg shot they are very masculine and hairy. The next shot Rhonda is getting up and her legs look feminine and clean shaven.

Correction: This is beyond ridiculous, the legs you see always belong to Finn Carter in every scene. No reason to switch the legs in close-ups.


Corrected entry: When Rhonda has just dug a hole to bury the sensor, the shovel is spotless, but it should have at least been dusty from digging.

Correction: Wouldn't be dusty if the soil was solid enough, and there's been a surface treatment for metal to keep soil from sticking to it since the early industrial revolution.

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Corrected entry: Val runs to save Mindy who is jumping on her pogo stick. When he snatches her off of it, the pogostick stays standing completly upright. The camera cuts to Val, Mindy and Mindy's mom. They have a bit of dialogue. It cuts back to the pogostick that's standing straight up, and the graboid sucks it into the ground. It would have had to have been standing for around 5 seconds before the graboid got to it, on its end and unsupported. (00:47:55)


Correction: Not impossible. Seen it happen.

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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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Burt Gummer: Cannon fuse.
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Burt Gummer: My cannon.

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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: Before Burt and Heather are attacked in their basement by the graboid, she puts some bullets and dirt in a machine and turns it on. The machine makes noise and attracts the graboids. What is that machine doing to the bullets and dirt?


Chosen answer: The machine is a vibrating case cleaner, which is used to polish the brass casings of pistol and rifle ammo. The "dirt" is actually an abrasive polishing compound.

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