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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

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A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram.

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S.S. Wilson

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S.S. Wilson (characters), Brent Maddock (characters) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gross ... Hiram Gummer
Sara Botsford ... Christine Lord
Billy Drago ... Black Hand Kelly
Brent Roam ... Juan Pedilla
August Schellenberg ... Tecopa
J.E. Freeman ... Old Fred
Ming Lo ... Pyong Lien Chang
Lydia Look ... Lu Wan Chang
Sam Ly ... Fu Yien Chang
Neal Kopit Neal Kopit ... Victor
Sean Moran Sean Moran ... Western Union Clerk
Matthew Seth Wilson Matthew Seth Wilson ... Brick Walters
John Dixon ... Big Horse Johnson
Dan Lemieux Dan Lemieux ... Stony Walters
Don Ruffin ... Soggy
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In 1889, the town of Rejection, Nevada, depends on a nearby silver mine for its income. Rejection has a few residents. Christine Lord runs the local inn, which doesn't get a lot of business because Carson City is the busiest settlement in the area. Pyong Lien Chang, his wife Lu Wan Chang, and his son Fu Yien Chang are immigrants from China, and they own Chang's Market. Other residents include Old Fred, Brick Walters, Stony Walters, Big Horse Johnson, Soggy, miner Juan Pedilla, and Christine's friend Tecopa. When a hot spring causes four eggs to hatch, several men who work in the silver mine are killed by whatever hatched from the eggs. Everyone is too terrified to enter the mine. No one wants to risk their lives, even if shutting down the mine would mean the death of the town. With the mine shut down, the mine's owner, Hiram Gummer, arrives in the area from Philadelphia to investigate. Juan acts as Hiram's guide. As it turns out, each egg hatched a Graboid, but 1889 was about 100 ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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Rated PG-13 for creature violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As silly as it looks, the 2 inch bore giant shot gun was a real thing. It was used to shoot entire flocks of ducks at once. You would mount the gun on a flat bottomed boat (a punt) aim at the side of the lake where a flock was feeding and fire. See more »

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The movie is set in 1889, but the steam engine seen is a 1912 Case 60hp Traction Engine. While Case had been making steam tractors for 10 years by the setting of this movie, the steam engine seen wouldn't be built for another 23 years. See more »

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Christine Lord: Mr. Gummer, I'm Christine Lord. Proprietress of the local hotel.
Hiram Gummer: Well, you're lovelier than Fifth Avenue in Spring!
Christine Lord: Welcome to Rejection!
Hiram Gummer: Aptly named, it would seem!
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Yet another treat for the "Graboid"-fans !
1 May 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Man, I love the Tremors-franchise like Winnie the Pooh loves his honey! After four films and a TV-series (which regretfully didn't got aired in my country), I still think these giant underground worms are the total definition of coolness! And therefore, I really feel like this entry is made for me and homogeneous souls exclusively. If you think the original Tremors was one of the most entertaining monster comedies ever made, and you even got hooked on the sequels…you'll certainly have a great time while watching this fourth installment. If you thought Tremors was only so-so and the sequels atrocious…well then, you'll absolutely loath number 4 as well. Which is fine by me too but don't go bashing it then, neither.

I think the Tremors-series depends on one major advantage… Every chapter in the series is put together by more or less the same film crew. Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson are the creative thinkers behind the idea ever since the first film. And each and every single time, they try to uphold the originality aspects and add some ingenious twists to the nature of these lovely monsters. The first three episodes, for example, describe the Graboid's entire reproduction cycle. Tremors 4 actually is a prequel and takes us back to the Wild West, Nevada 1889. Michael Gross, the trigger-happy hero from all the previous entries stars as his own ancestor who's the owner of a Silver mine. Hiram Gummer has the exact opposite character of his great grandson at first, but you can slowly see his personality forming itself. The idea and structure of Tremors 4 is pretty risky, but I think it works and true fans will have a great time searching for the numerous references towards later adventures. Enjoy!!


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2 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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