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TREMORS
1990, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Ron Underwood

When handymen Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward head out into the desert in search of work, they find something else instead: giant underground creatures that turn out to be man-eating worms. This wildly inventive homage to 1950s creature films is scary and hilarious in equal measures, with terrific special effects and surprisingly sharp dialogue. With Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.


CITY SLICKERS
1991, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: Ron Underwood

In this amiable hit comedy, Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) and his friends Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Bruno Kirby) sign on for a two-week cattle drive to add a little adventure to their humdrum urban lives. On the trail, they meet veteran cowhand Curly (Jack Palance), who, despite his intimidating persona, teaches these “city slickers” the insights and courage they need to get their herd of cattle to its destination (and to resolve the issues each is having at home). Palance won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this performance.


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