Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

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2004 direct-to-video horror Western film directed by S. S. Wilson and written by Brent Maddock, Nancy Roberts, and Wilson.

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Tremors (1990 film)

1990 American western-themed monster horror comedy film directed by Ron Underwood, produced by Brent Maddock, and S. S. Wilson, and written by Maddock, Wilson, and Underwood.

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The film is the first installment of the Tremors franchise and was followed by five direct-to-video sequels and one prequel: Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001), Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004), Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015), Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018), and Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020).

Traction engine

Steam-powered tractor used to move heavy loads on roads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location.

A typical preserved traction engine: 1909 Burrell 6nhp (nominal) general purpose engine, at Great Dorset Steam Fair in 2018
1919 Garrett Showman's engine on display at the Bandai Museum
Aveling & Porter traction engine 'Avellana'
A 110 horse power Traction Engine hauling timber in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 2. Traction engine hauling war material for the Nicarauguan government.
Preserved Burrell road locomotive pulling a water cart, near Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, England
Hornsby chain tractor (working scale model)
An agricultural engine, towing a living van and a water cart:<BR>Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Ltd 6 nhp Jubilee of 1908
"Big Lizzie", a purpose built tractor with two trailers, designed and built by Frank Bottrill using the Dreadnaught wheel which he designed. When built "Big Lizzie" was the biggest tractor in Australia and thought to be the biggest in the world, at 34 ft high by 18 ft wide, and weighing 45 LT.
A John Fowler & Co. Ploughing Engine - the winding drum is mounted below the boiler (the 'drum' on the side is actually a hose for refilling the water tank). A lockable tool box may be seen on the front axle; the 'spud tray' would be mounted in the same way, behind the axle.
Heathcote Steam Plough with large tracked drive as demonstrated in April 1837
A Showman's Engine at the Great Dorset Steam Fair
Steam traction heavy haulage
Fowler's Monarch of the Road showman's engine
An early Kemna steamroller
Portable engine showing the lack of self-driven wheels
1930 Foden C-Type 5 ton 'overtype' steam wagon
An Aveling and Porter traction engine-based railway locomotive, as used by Holborough Cement Co.
Two operators seen after taking part in a parade with their engine, Earl Douglas at Otley carnival in Yorkshire, England
Fred Dibnah's funeral procession (November 2004), headed by Dibnah's 1912 Aveling & Porter

In the 2004 film Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, the people of Rejection, Nevada had a traction engine and were proud of it. During the final battle, two of the characters fired their guns from the traction engine, and the traction engine rammed and killed the last graboid.

Sara Botsford

Canadian television and film actress.

More recently she played a hotel owner in the American Old West in Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004), and Kathy Williams in the remake of The Fog (2005).

Tremors (franchise)

The Tremors franchise consists of a series of American monster comedy-horror films and a spin-off television show, with a plot centered around attacks from subterranean worm-like creatures known as Graboids.

Official U.S. DVD collection cover
The first four Tremors films in a boxed DVD collection

The exhibit contains film props such as the Graboid head used to burst through the ground, a miniature of Chang's Market used in Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, and a mount of a Graboid used in Tremors 2: Aftershocks.

August Schellenberg

Canadian actor.

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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) - Tecopa

J. E. Freeman

American actor and poet.

J.E. Freeman as Marty Cantor in Patriot Games (1992)

2004: Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video) - Old Fred

Punt gun

Type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and early 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations.

A punt gun as illustrated in Science and Mechanics magazine in October 1911
Sighting a punt gun
Size comparison of a man and punt gun

The 2004 film Tremors 4: The Legend Begins featured a punt gun used in combat.

Stampede Entertainment

Film production company founded in the early 90s by producer Nancy Roberts.

Dance is a type of performing art practiced all over the world.

Stampede Entertainment's first production was Heart and Souls (1993), followed by Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1995), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001), and Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004).

List of comedy films of the 2000s

A list of comedy films released in the 2000s.

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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

Robert Kurtzman

American film director, producer, screenwriter, and special effects makeup artist.

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) – Special effects supervisor