Tremors

Tremors (1990)

26 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Val climbs up a metal electricity pylon to try to help Edgar. They are in the middle of the desert at noon (note the shadows) - the metal of the pylon would be unbearably hot. Val would be badly burned, but he doesn't even wear gloves.

Correction: We don't know what time of year this film takes place in and it does get cold in the desert occasionally. It could be fall, spring or even winter for all we know. There are shots of tall mountains that have snow on them so it's hard to say whether it's cold or hot.

manthabeat

Corrected entry: When Burt and his wife are shooting the Graboids in their basement, he tosses her a magazine; he is kneeling and we see it tossed slightly up and then starts falling in the air, no more than 4 feet above the floor. But the camera angle changes and she catches it falling from her head height - she is 5'6" - so it magically rose about 18".

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DavidRTurner

Correction: Michael Gross is 6'3" and kneeling he would still be at least 4'8". When he throws the magazine it raises up and over the height of his head. When the magazine comes into view, it's only shoulder/chin height of Reba McEntire, which would be about 4'10" off the ground.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: Why is it that Rhonda, Val and the others are safe when in their cars? Earlier in the film we see a graboid drag a large station wagon completely underground in order to get at the occupants. If they can do that then, why can't they do so with the cars used by our heroes to escape their clutches?

Correction: They are only safe when the cars are moving. The graboids aren't fast enough to catch the cars and they don't know what they are at first. Once they realize they are something their prey can use to escape they destroy them first.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When the heroes are on the roof and they send the lawn mower off as a diversion, you can see it would crash into some building. In the next shot, it is back on the road.

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Correction: It does appear that way, but the machine is bouncing left and right over bushes, etc. and not always in the scene, so the viewer does not know where it is all the time. Its direction could easily change a little. In the 2nd part of the shot, we can't quite see it well enough to say it's on the road (which it should not be) and after that it is in the direction it started on.

DavidRTurner

Corrected entry: When Rhonda is jumping from shelf to shelf in the store, she slips and falls in one of the shots. You can just see her feet stumbling as she lands on the materials on the top shelf, but the shot ends before she falls all the way.

Correction: When she jumps from the 1st shelf to the 2nd, she stumbles a little, but is stable before the camera cuts; the 2nd to 3rd is fine; on the 3rd to last jump, her left foot lands at a bad angle (enough that the stunt woman could have broken the ankle); but she is never at risk of falling.

DavidRTurner

Corrected entry: When Rhonda jumps from shelf to shelf in the store, she crouches on the last one and falls through the window. When she falls, the shelf falls flat against the wall. But when Val looks down to see where she went, the corner of the shelf is sticking out the window.

melg1106

Correction: Actually, the shelf corner does go through the window when it falls over - it doesn't appear to be at quite the same angle in the next shot, but that could just be the very different camera angles.

DavidRTurner

Corrected entry: When Val, Earl and Rhonda are stranded on the boulder the camera shows a wide shot of the entire area, then fades to dark. It's clear that the nearest boulder to theirs is at least 25 feet away. The next morning the trio "pole vault" between boulder to boulder with 7-8 feet long poles. The boulders magically became much closer together overnight.

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RJR99SS

Correction: The shot at night is in a different direction - when we see the path to the truck in other shots there are more boulders, closer together.

Corrected entry: When the station wagon is found buried, not only is the radio on but the headlights are as well. Given the attack occurred at night and it is now mid-morning and the fact that the car can't run underground, even the best car batteries can't last more than an hour.

jerimiah

Correction: The best car batteries will last a lot more than an hour. I've left my lights on accidentally when I parked for work and found them still on 8 hours later. Car started up just fine too.

Phixius

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.

Phixius

Corrected entry: The radio that was taken up onto the roof was not battery powered and should not have continued working because it was no longer plugged into an electrical outlet.

Correction: Not necessarily. It is possible it is battery powered. I have had many radios this large in the past that have both battery and AC power.

manthabeat

Corrected entry: When Val and Earl and trying to get away in the truck, Earl scolds him saying "You're gonna burn the clutch!" In earlier scenes you can see that their Mazda B-series truck is an automatic.

Correction: Automatic gearboxes have clutches - centripital ones, which can burn out.

Corrected entry: Since Carson City is so close to Perfection (as evidenced in Tremors 4), why didn't Val and Earl make a run for there, instead of Bixby? Carson City was due South, whereas Bixby was to the Northwest, in the direction the graboids were coming from.

Correction: Because there's only one road out of town and it's blocked. They had to go off road, driving a big tractor dragging a trailer with four flat tires. Carson City is close, but Bixby is closer. That's all that matters to them. They figured the graboids couldn't touch them in the tractor and trailer so they didn't care where they were coming from.

Phixius

Corrected entry: When Val is being lowered from the roof into the store to get the radio, he snaps the antenna off on the window as he pulls it out. In the next shot, it is on again.

Correction: No. The antenna stays on the radio.

Corrected entry: When Val and Earl are pumping out a septic tank, the hose springs a leak and sewage jets out all over them. In real life, these hoses suck (negative pressure, like a vacuum cleaner), so if the hose had a hole, it would just suck air through the hole, not shoot out liquid.

Correction: It appears the tank used is homemade, and that the hoses are stored on it when it travels. It's entirely possible that Val or Earl reversed the in and out pipes. It's implied earlier a few times that they aren't great handymen.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: There is absolutely no way that a sheep farmer could survive in a desert environment. The farm is shown to be set in scrappy scrubland and sand - nothing that a sheep could eat is shown. (Apart from this, the heat would kill them.) Cows maybe - they could eat the scrub. Grass eating sheep, never.

Correction: My father raised sheep in a similar environment, they are fed hay by the farmer and the wool coats of the sheep actually act as an insulator from the heat.

OneHappyHusky

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.

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RJR99SS

Correction: Not impossible. Seen it happen.

Phixius

Corrected entry: When Old Fred is eaten, he's holding a hoe. When Val and Earl find him, the hoe is nowhere to be seen. It's been established that the snakeoids spit out things they can't eat (the generator, the bomb) but we see a wide area around where Fred was, and no sign of the hoe. Yes, it could have been spit VERY far away, but in the other instances the objects are still in the vicinity of where they were eaten.

Krista

Correction: Self-correcting entry. Like you said, it could have been spit very far away.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: Rhonda does a pretty good job on keeping her truck on the road, especially considering her head is below the wheel.

Correction: Yes, she does. But since the road is straight, and we only see this scene of her driving that way for about 5 seconds, it's not hard to believe that she could hold the wheel straight for that short amount of time.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When we first see Val and Earl in Chang's market, Val tells a joke about surviving World War 3 to Burt; you can obviously tell that Earl starts laughing before Val gets to the punch line. He quickly takes a huge swig of beer to cover it up.

Correction: If Earl had already heard Val tell the joke before or that knew that Val was going to make the joke, which is likely considering they are friends, he could be reacting to the punch line that he knows is coming.

Jazetopher

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.

Jazetopher

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.

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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.

Mortug

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.

Krista

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.

Spaceboy_007

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.

Krista

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.

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When Mindy is getting her picture taken next to one of the graboid's tongues, look at the shelf of movies behind her when the camera zooms out its farthest in that shot; in the second row down (I think it's the in the second row down), if you look really closely, you can see that one of the movies is Tremors.

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