Tremors (1990) Poster


Kevin Bacon: Valentine McKee



  • Earl Bassett : Damn it, listen to me. I'm older and wiser.

    Valentine McKee : Yeah, well you're half right.

  • Valentine McKee : Roger that Burt, and congratulations. Be advised, however, that there are two more, repeat, two more motherhumpers.

  • Earl Bassett : Hey, Rhonda you ever seen anything like this before?

    Valentine McKee : Oh, sure Earl. Everyone knows about them we just didn't tell you.

  • Earl Bassett : Is this a job for an intelligent man?

    Valentine McKee : Well, show me one and I'll ask him.

  • Valentine McKee : I can't believe we said no to free beer!

  • Valentine McKee : [to Rhonda]  GET OUT OF YOUR PANTS!

  • [trapped on top of a boulder by a Graboid, Val, Earl, and Rhonda are thinking of explanations for where the creatures came from] 

    Valentine McKee : [joking]  They're mutations caused by radiation. No, wait; the government made 'em. *Big* surprise for the Russians.

    Rhonda LeBeck : Well, there's nothing like them in the fossil record... Okay, so they predate the fossil record.

    [not buying it herself] 

    Rhonda LeBeck : That'd make them a couple of billion years old... and we've just never seen one until now. Right.

    Earl Bassett : I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.

  • Earl Bassett : Dammit, I'm gonna kick his ass!

    Valentine McKee : I'm gonna help you.

  • Earl Bassett : Dammit, Valentine! You never go for any girl unless she fits that stupid list of yours from top to bottom.

    Valentine McKee : Well, sure.

    Earl Bassett : Yeah, and it's dumber than my hind end! Like that Bobbie Lynn Dexter.

    Valentine McKee : Tammy Lynn Baxter!

    Earl Bassett : Doesn't matter. They're all the same: dead weight. "Ooh, I broke a nail!" Ugh! Makes my skin crawl.

    Valentine McKee : Yeah, well, I'm a victim of circumstance.

    Earl Bassett : I thought you called it your pecker.

  • [Earl Bassett and Valentine McKee are about to meet Rhonda LeBeck. Valentine McKee pictures her] 

    Valentine McKee : You will have long blonde hair, big green eyes, world class breasts, ass that won't quit and legs that go all the way up.

  • Earl Bassett : No way those things can outrun these horses!

    Valentine McKee : Yeah, well, for all you know, they can fly.

  • Rhonda LeBeck : They only respond to vibration, right? Couldn't we... distract them somehow?

    Valentine McKee : Yeah, something to keep 'em busy, like a... like a decoy!

    Miguel : Hey Melvin... wanna make a buck?

    Melvin Plug : [Flips him the bird]  Eh, eat it!

  • Valentine McKee : [hearing music from below ground]  So where the hell's that goddamn golden oldie comin' from?

  • Earl Bassett : No breakfast?

    Valentine McKee : I did it yesterday. It was baloney and beans.

    Earl Bassett : No, it was eggs. I made eggs. Over easy.

    Valentine McKee : The hell you did! Baloney and beans. It's your turn!

    [They go through a quick game of paper-rock-scissors, which Valentine loses] 

    Valentine McKee : Well, I guess when I'm your age, I'll forget what I eat, too.

  • [as the graboid feels at the building] 

    Valentine McKee : What's it doing, Rhonda?

    Rhonda LeBeck : Why do you keep asking me?

  • Earl Bassett : [Valentine has just freed the truck from a hangup, after a struggle]  Y'know, that's a good way to break an axle.

    Valentine McKee : Could you shut up?

    Earl Bassett : Hey, I don't need to spend the night out here!

    Valentine McKee : [long pause]  Crybaby.

  • Valentine McKee : Can you fly you sucker? Can you fly?

  • Earl Bassett : They must be long gone by now.

    Valentine McKee : Yeah. Hey, why don't you go take a little stroll and find out?

  • Valentine McKee : [to Earl]  Who died and made you Einstein?

  • Valentine McKee : What the hell's in those things, Burt?

    Burt Gummer : A few household chemicals in the proper proportions.

  • [Monster slams into a concrete retaining wall] 

    Earl Bassett : Stupid son-of-a-bitch, knocked itself cold!

    Valentine McKee : Cold, my ass, he's dead! We killed it. We killed it! *Fuck you!*

  • Valentine McKee : What the hell is going on! I mean what the hell is going on!

  • Valentine McKee : Good luck shithead.

    Earl Bassett : Don't worry about me jerkoff.

  • Valentine McKee : "We gotta do somethin'." I don't know why "we" always has to be me every damn time. We, we, we. What do I look like, an expert in worm?

  • Earl Bassett : We gotta run. We've got a schedule to keep.

    Valentine McKee : Yeah. See, we plan ahead, that way we don't do anything right now. Earl explained it to me.

  • Valentine McKee : Good morning Mr. Bassett, this is your wake up call. Please move your ass.

  • Valentine McKee : This valley is just one long smorgasbord.

  • Earl Bassett : What're you bringin' that vacuum cleaner, for?

    Valentine McKee : I like this vacuum cleaner.

    Earl Bassett : Y'never use it.

    Valentine McKee : Well, it's good for parts.

  • Earl Bassett : [yelling]  AHHH! AHHH!

    Valentine McKee : What? What is it?

    Earl Bassett : Damn prairie dog burrow.

    Valentine McKee : Sons a bitches.

  • Earl Bassett : [after digging out the dead graboid]  There's no way Walter Chang's getting his slick mits on this for no 15 bucks.

    Valentine McKee : You got that right!

  • Valentine McKee : Was it a heart attack, Doctor?

    Dr. Jim : No, died of dehydration, thirst.

    Valentine McKee : That doesn't make any sense, that takes a couple days, doesn't it?

    Dr. Jim : Maybe even three or four.

    Earl Bassett : You mean he sat up there three or four days? He just sat up there and died of thirst?

  • Earl Bassett : You suppose he wanted to kill himself?

    Valentine McKee : Come on, somebody must'a chased him up there.

    Earl Bassett : You mean someone that ain't scared of a Winchester rifle? Then what'd they do? Camp out down below and wait for him to die?

  • Valentine McKee : STAMPEDE! Stampede, Earl! Get out of the way, get out of the way!

    Earl Bassett : [waking up]  You dumb shit. I was in a stampede once. Five hundred head, all hell-bent for the horizon.

    Valentine McKee : Now, exactly how many cattle are required for a stampede, Earl? Is it three or more? Is there a minimum to 'pede?

    Earl Bassett : I wish they'd stampede up your ass.

  • Valentine McKee : We can't hold still long! These things are damn smart! They're getting smarter by the minute!

    Burt Gummer : That's fine!

    [Holds up a stick of dynamite] 

    Burt Gummer : We got some new things to teach 'em!

  • Valentine McKee : Hey - check this out! I found the ass end!

  • Valentine McKee : What the hell are those things? And how can they bury a whole station wagon?

    Earl Bassett : WHY would they do it?

  • Valentine McKee : Come on you two, let's go, we're headed for the mountains!

    Burt Gummer : [Hefts bag of weapons]  If that's how we're doin it, we're going prepared!

  • Valentine McKee : I've got a goddamn plan!

  • [Ground Starts to bulge] 

    Earl Bassett : Must be a million of them!

    [Grabiod breaks through the surface of the ground] 

    Valentine McKee : Nope, just one!

  • Valentine McKee : We decided to leave town just one damn day too late!

  • Valentine McKee : [speaking to Burt over a radio and is trying to tell him about the monsters]  Burt, it's under the ground! It's an underground monster!

    Burt Gummer : [over the radio, as a monster comes through his rec room wall]  Jesus Chri...!

    [transmission turns to static] 

  • Valentine McKee : I'll tell you. Nobody handles garbage better than we do.

  • Valentine McKee : So what if we make it back to the rocks? We'll only last for 3 days!

    Earl Bassett : Well I wanna live for the 3 days!

  • [Valentine and Earl get chased by a Graboid, they get trapped in an empty canal until the Graboid makes a huge crack in the wall] 

    Earl Bassett : [realizes nothing's happening]  Stupid son-of-a-bitch. It knocked itself cold.

    [the Graboid's snake tongue dangles lifelessly followed by bleeding] 

    Valentine McKee : Cold my ass, he's dead. We killed it.

    [long pause] 

    Valentine McKee : [triumphantly]  We killed it! FUCK! YOU!

  • Valentine McKee : Earl explained it to me: we plan ahead, that way, we don't do anything right now.

  • Valentine McKee : That's how they git you. They're under the goddamned ground!

  • Valentine McKee : They're under the ground. They're under the ground!

  • Valentine McKee : [looking at Old Fred's messed-up corral with chunks of dead sheep lying on the ground]  What the shit?

  • Valentine McKee : Who died and made you Einstein?

  • Earl Bassett : [Graboid eats Rhonda's shovel]  Don't he have a home to go to?

    Valentine McKee : That's why Edgar never got down off that damn tower.

    Rhonda LeBeck : I think I have an idea.

    Earl Bassett : You know, we're gonna have to come up with some sort of plan, he's just going to wait us to death.

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