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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

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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tremors 4 See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Stampede Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The Remington Mark III single-shot 10-gauge pistol was the only gun used in the film that was not historically accurate. Being manufactured from 1915-1918 according to Stampede Entertainment, "S.S. Wilson and Michael Gross loved it so much they decided to use it anyway" the handgun can be seen when Hiram gives it to Lu Wan to use in the final battle. However, Hiram calls it a "derringer". It is used by Lu Wan to blow the head off a tentacle of the Graboid that attacks her on the wagon. See more »

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In the scene where Tecopa kills a graboid with a saw, when the graboid hits the saw, it strongly bends. in the next shot, when blood is pouring, the saw is looking straight again. See more »

Quotes

Fu Yien Chang: Mr Gummer, I fixed your wheel.
Hiram Gummer: Impossible, it's a complete loss.
Fu Yien Chang: Nope.
Hiram Gummer: Well I... my that's remarkable. Thank You. Thank You very much.
Fu Yien Chang: That'll be five dollars please.
Hiram Gummer: Now listen here, no workman would dare ask more than two bits.
Fu Yien Chang: I'm the only wheel fixer in town! No one else till Carson City.
Hiram Gummer: That's highway robbery.
Fu Yien Chang: A word of advice, Mr Gummer. Anyone can be taken advantage of. And if you can, do.
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Enjoyable trifle
25 July 2004 | by jmatrixrenegadeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the original and felt the others (including the series, basically) were pleasant time wasters. The latest confuses the chronology a bit, but sequels often do tend not to be totally loyal to such things anyway. Still, its late 19th century setting gives it a bit of color, and is portrayed fairly well for a low budget film. The characters are pleasant with the usual diversified class of ordinary souls represented. There is not a lot of action per se, but enough is present so that it doesn't disappoint.

Sort of like an extended flashback episode of the series, and a fairly enjoyable one at that. For fans, that will be enough. I'd add that Michael Gross handles himself nicely here as the more "weenie" version of his descendant.


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