The Towering Inferno (1974)

Director – John Guillermin

Starring – Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, Robert Wagner, Robert Vaughn, Fred Astaire, O.J. Simpson, Norman Burton, Dabney Coleman

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072308/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Based on 2 books! ‘The Tower’ by Richard Martin Stern and ‘The Glass Inferno’ by Frank M. Robinson

Oscars – Won (3) Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Song – We May Never Love Like This Again

Nominated (5) Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Fred Astaire, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Sound, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score – John Williams

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Terminal Velocity (1994)

Director – Deran Sarafian

Starring – Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald, Margaret Colin, Melvin Van Peebles

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111400/?ref_=nv_sr_1


The scene on the motorbike should remind me of Top Gun, but probably more Hot Shots

Tremors 4 – The Legend Begins (2004)

Director – S.S. Wilson

Starring – Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, J.E. Freeman

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0334541/?ref_=tt_rec_tt


Notes & scribbles

  • Back to 100 years before the original film.
  • Gross, as Himur Gummer, pretty much the opposite of Burt in the other films.
  • Drago takes over the lines that Burt would normally say.
  • A decent addition to the franchise.

Tremors 3 – Back To Perfection (2001)

Director – Brent Maddock

Starring – Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang, Charlotte Stewart, Ariana Richards, Tony Genaro, Robert Jayne, Tom Everett

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259685/?ref_=tt_rec_tt


Notes & scribbles

  • Graboids become Shriekers become Ass-Blasters!
  • They can fly – How to train your Graboid!
  • No Bacon! No Ward!
  • Enjoyable enough.
  • Like how the same writers are responsible for all the films in the series, helps the story flow.

Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)

Director – S.S. Wilson

Starring – Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver, Chris Gartin,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114720/?ref_=tt_rec_tti


Notes & scribbles

  • Graboids become Shriekers
  • Shriekers can walk.
  • No Bacon!
  • Cut price Bacon guy wasn’t bad. Wasn’t Bacon though.
  • Want a shot of the Graboid arcade game!
  • Fun sequel.

Tremors (1990)

Director – Ron Underwood

Starring – Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Finn Carter, Reba McEntire, Robert Jayne, Ariana Richards, Charlotte Stewart, Victor Wong, Tony Genaro

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100814/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Notes & scribbles

  • Graboids!
  • Paper, Scissors, Stone should always be used to settle arguments
  • Thanks to IMDb I found out that the little girl on the pogo stick is Lexi from Jurassic Park!  She also appeared in Tremors 3.
  • Loved this film when I was younger, still love it now.
  • Bacon & Ward are excellent together.

 

 

The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

Director – Tony Scott

Starring – Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, John Turturro, Michael Rispoli, James Gandolfini,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1111422/?ref_=nv_sr_2


What’s it all about? – Remake of the 1974 film The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (words not numbers), about a gang who steal a subway train (no prizes for guessing where it came from and what time it left)

Notes & Scribbles

  • Based on the novel ‘The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three’ (1973) by John Godey
  • Good beard Denzel.
  • Bad tache John.
  • Decent remake, preferred the original though.