Tremors II: Aftershocks

Synopsis: When an army of Graboids - giant, carnivorous underground worms - threaten the Petromaya oil refinery in Mexico, its owners call on Earl Bassett, who once helped kill four of the creatures in Perfection, Nevada. Having squandered the money that came from his resulting celebrity status, Earl is convinced by the $50,000-a-head bounty offered, as well as the enthusiasm of admirer Grady Hoover, who becomes his partner. At Petromaya, Earl and Grady meet geologist Kate Reilly, and begin Graboid hunting, tricking several Graboids into swallowing bomb-rigged, remote-controlled cars. When they find they're facing a lot more Graboids than they ever expected, Earl calls his friend Burt Gummer, a survivalist who arrives well-stocked with weapons.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Director(s): S.S. Wilson
Production: Universal Studios
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min



Wildfire, you either walk

into that other corral,

or I'm gonna shoot ya

and drag your carcass in there.

Come on, Wildfire.

Come on, boy.

Let's go meet Susie now.

You'll like her.

You two

gotta get together.


Whoa, whoa!

Whoa, boy, whoa!


Damn it.

You and Susie are gonna make

some little birds, or I'm gonna

take some barbecue sauce to ya!

Earl Basset, right?

I told you

that's the other one.

Seor Basset.

This is beautiful country,

but very isolated.

I had great difficulty

finding you,

but I'm glad I did.

You see, we have had to

close down one of Mexico's

biggest oil fields.

Several workers

have been killed.

Ah, we have

now determined that...

the men were killed by...

certain large

underground animals.


Ah! I told you that's

what they named 'em.

Excuse me.

You mean...

there's more of them?

Yes. The company is facing

very expensive delays.

But more importantly,

there are many isolated people

who live in the region.

Many lives are in danger.

We need someone, an expert,

to eliminate these creatures.

- You want somebody

to go graboid hunting?

- S.

Ah, seor,

please, please!

We've already spoken

to your partner, Seor McKee.

H-He is unwilling

to help us.

Sure, Val married a good woman.

Why would he want to die?

Of course,

we are willing to pay.

They're willing to pay!



Go... away.

No, no, no. He wants to pay you

$50,000 for each graboid.


No way. Not for

any amount of money.

But for you, getting those worms

would be a piece of cake.

Who are you?

And why are you so dumb?

Oh, Grady. Grady.

Grady Hoover. It's an honor

to meet you, Mr. Basset, sir.

I'm probably your biggest fan.

That Reebok commercial

with you guys runnin' through

the desert... so very cool.

- You like that, huh?

- Oh, yeah.

Listen, could I come in?

I mean, just for a second.



The Earl Basset.


Yep. I've read

every one of these.

I got two copies of this one.

I keep one wrapped in plastic.

Oh, my God, you got

your own one of these!

Oh, I bet you made a fortune

off this. Quarter, quarter,

quarter, quarter.

Well, somebody did.

It sure wasn't me.

Well, you musta got

a percentage.

I shoulda got

a lawyer.

Wow. That sucks.

Did he really say


Stack of Bibles.

Forget it.

You boys don't know

how mean these things are.

Well, okay...

okay, but...

That was my big chance.

Yeah, but M-Mr. Basset...

You only get one of those

in life, and I blew it...

on goddam Big Bird

and his scrawny girlfriend!

Yeah, but 50,000.

That's what

she's doin' there.



"Miss October, 1974"?

Yeah, she's there to remind me

not to keep chasin' after things

I'm never gonna get.

But why wouldn't

you get this?

Earl... Mr. Basset,

you're the expert. You guys

kicked ass with those things.

And this time, you'll be

a step ahead of them.

The Mexican army is willin'

to give you whatever you want.


Shh, whoo, wa-bam! 50 Gs!

Maybe this is your

big second chance.

Seor Ortega,

you've got a deal.

Bravo, bravo!

And I'm

goin' with him.

Ah, muy bien, muy bien!

Um, if you'll excuse me?

What? Why do you think

I drove all this way?

When he said he was looking

for the Earl Basset,

I knew Opportunity

was knockin', and I was home.

I don't even know you.

I drive a taxi;

I live in a crappy apartment;

I watch too much TV; et cetera.

Look, you're going to need

a partner. How many people

would want to do this?

I'll do anything you want:

Carry luggage, make coffee,

light fuses.

Maybe you will

come in handy.


When they're eating you, it'll

give me a chance to get away.


Who gets the last soda?

One, two...



rock, paper.

One, two, three!

What's this?

Scissors cuts paper.

I win.

Buenos das, seores.

Ustedes dos son los americanos

cazadores de monstruos?


Um... Quin es... uh...

No, no, no, no.

"Dnde est..."

Seor Ortega?

Ortega? Oh, Ortega,

venga ac. Estn aqu.


Welcome, gentlemen.

You made good time.

The sooner we get here,

the sooner we can leave.

- This is Pedro, the company's

chief engineer.

- Mucho gusto.

Uh, buenos das.

Ysu nuevo compaero,

el Sr. Hoover.

Mucho gusto.

Buena suerte y que los monstruos

no los coman a ustedes.


Um, I have all your

equipment over here.

Oh, by the way,

I have some good news.

We offer you double the price

if you are able to capture

one of the animals alive.


Alive? Have you ever seen

one of these things?

It is only a suggestion...

if it was possible

to capture one of them.

No, you never know.

Earl, you never know.

Yes, I do.

Never should have

come down here.

The army has sent

everything you requested.

You have asked for some...

Unusual things.

Earl, please

check this out.

Look, this isn't

some kind of party.

I know that.

I just think we should show

a little enthusiasm here.

Let me introduce you

to Kate Riley.


She's the geologist

for the oil company.

And these are the men...

I know, I know.

The monster hunters. I saw you

on Good Morning, America...

or, uh, one of those.

Yeah, this is, uh,

the Earl Basset,

the one and only.

Uh, that's right.

Nice to meet ya.

- Really nice to meet you.

- I'm Grady Hoover,

the new guy.

Nice... hat.


I hope to hear

good news soon.

Miss Riley will stay in contact

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Brent Maddock

Brent Maddock is an American screenwriter, producer and film director who has worked on several high-profile projects like Short Circuit, Tremors, Wild Wild West and *batteries not included. Maddock's writing partner is S.S. Wilson. Maddock is a founding partner of Stampede Entertainment. more…

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