Tremors

Tremors (1990)

49 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: When the worker is drilling the ground you see his mouth is clean. When it cut, his mouth is now covered in mud. (00:17:15)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Valentine climbs up to get Edgar you can see a green mark under Edgar's shoes. When we see Edgar lying in the car the green mark is gone. (00:13:40)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: When the "graboids" are testing the buildings, they test the house with the mother and daughter on it. Watch the sky in the background. It goes from sunny to overcast, then back to sunny in a matter of seconds.

manthabeat Premium member

Continuity mistake: Near the end before Val throws the last bomb,. He twirls the fuse leaving a stub left, which Rhonda lights. Val throws the bomb, and the fuse has grown a few inches. (02:00:00)

Continuity mistake: Reba gets out of their truck at the compound and looks through the binoculars - in the foreground you see the tractor and trailer they use to escape are very close together, or are attached already. When Kevin Bacon and the other guy figure out to use it, the camera pans around and the tractor and trailer are 60-100 feet apart.

Joseph Greene

Continuity mistake: When Val's bomb gets spat back to the rock and scatters the gang, three of them wind up far away from the rock - too far to have made it in the time of the scene.

DavidRTurner

Continuity mistake: When Val and Earl are relaxing with a couple of cold ones after they bury the trash, Val's recliner chair changes. From the side it is a brownish-rust color cloth material. In the next shot, from the front view, it is greenish leather. This scene takes place after Rhonda's near miss with the graboid but before the first guy, old Edgar, is found dead.

Continuity mistake: When Walter names the monsters Graboids he puts his hands down. When it cuts he holds both arm against his waist. (00:45:05)

Mortug

Audio problem: When Val gets the Cat running he cheers out loud. It cuts to a shot looking up at him inside the Cat, he cheers again but his mouth is closed. (01:10:00)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: At Dr. Jim's when he is standing by where the generator should be, you can see several items around. When it cuts all the items has moved. (00:22:40)

Mortug

Revealing mistake: When the graboid starts pulling Jim underground, his wife hands him a board to keep him above ground. You can see the thick board bend rather easily while his wife hands it to him. Also when Jim is sucked under ground it bends quite easily as well, as if it were styrofoam.

RJR99SS

Revealing mistake: When Earl and Rhonda are being chased into the store and they're running along the little boardwalk, the boards are forced up like a wave by the snakeoid. But the ground under the boardwalk is perfectly flat.

Krista

Continuity mistake: When Burt and Heather are fighting the graboid in their basement, shortly after Heather yells "Magazine!", one of the large revolvers between them falls off the rack but is replaced in the next shot.

BaconIsMyBFF

Factual error: When Val is talking to Burt on the CB radio and desperately trying to tell him to get out of his basement, Burt is using a handheld CB. After Val's very last transmission, Burt is now holding a rifle, not the CB. When the Graboid crashes through Burt's basement wall, we hear him say over Val's CB, "Jesus Chr..." his transmission was cut off. First of all, Burt wasn't holding the CB so he wasn't transmitting at the time. Second, there are portable CBs that you can lock the PTT button for extended transmissions (I owned one), but that wasn't the case here. Finally, even if by some chance Burt accidentally did lock the PTT button before putting it down, it wouldn't have cut off. The Graboid broke through away from where Burt was standing and talking and couldn't affect the CB. It was done for dramatic effect of the scene. (00:58:30)

DrLoomis1978

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Suggested correction: Could be he put the CB down on the PTT button (it's a rather large one) and it stopped transmitting when the tremors caused it to flip off it.

lionhead

Continuity mistake: When Val is getting the fuse lit on his bomb to throw to the last Graboid, we see his hands separated, one holding the bomb and one holding the rope. The camera angle changes to a close up of his hands, where they are now both holding both the bomb and rope. (01:24:50)

DavidRTurner

Revealing mistake: When the graboid goes to launch out of the side of the cliff, you can see the wall is fake because it moves in and out right before it breaks through.

jerimiah

Revealing mistake: Given that the store is a set to move up and down to simulate the graboid attacking it, we can actually see the store's brick walls bouncing in the shot before the effect was used.

jerimiah

Revealing mistake: After the lawnmower flips over, the camera angle from behind it shows the steering mechanism that's attached to the front wheels would not be on a normal one.

jerimiah

Val: Attention, Mr. Bassett. This is your wake-up call. Please move your ass.

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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?

SAZOO1975

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.

BGraz

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