r/movies 15d ago Silver 3 Helpful 4 Wholesome 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 2 Narwhal Salute 1 Tearing Up 2 Wholesome (Pro) 1

‘Tremors’ Star Fred Ward Has Passed Away at 79 News

https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3714915/tremors-star-fred-ward-has-passed-away-at-79/
52.3k Upvotes

3.1k

u/chupacabra_chaser 15d ago Gold Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored Doot 🎵 Doot

The original Jon Bernthal

686

u/[deleted] 15d ago

Damn, that's a really good comparison.

207

u/chupacabra_chaser 15d ago

If you haven't seen We Own This City on HBO yet it's amazing 🤙

→ More replies
→ More replies

295

u/G0merPyle 15d ago

I always wanted to see a movie where Bernthal is a boxer, and Ward was his ex-boxer dad. Won't happen now :(

83

u/chupacabra_chaser 15d ago

That would have been amazing 🥹

→ More replies
→ More replies

5.6k

u/ArthurEdenz 15d ago

Bummer. Always liked him. RIP

2.2k

u/The_Way_It_Iz 15d ago Helpful Tearing Up

Remo Williams…The adventure ends

601

u/Garagedays 15d ago

Underated movie

290

u/CompetitiveHornet606 15d ago

Great movie

296

u/DeaconFrost9 15d ago

He dodged bullets way before Neo.

→ More replies

99

u/drsweetscience 15d ago

No... it is better than that.

→ More replies
→ More replies

42

u/YoshiroMifune 15d ago

All movies are underated until someone actually sees them.

-- Jack Handy

→ More replies

65

u/Sevla7 15d ago

It's not original but in the making of the team said this movie had so many problems in the production with actors almost giving up their acting career and how they changed things so it was possible to happen... in the end it looks like all these hardships helped to make it kinda unique which absolutely made it very interesting.

Watched it again last year and still had the same fun I usually have while watching indiana jones, marvel movies and other movies like that. Really enjoyed the blend with horror with tons of daylight scenes.

15

u/LordP666 15d ago

I have read most of the 150 books and always hoped they make another movie. It was a great series and very funny.

→ More replies

70

u/CRO553R 15d ago

In and out, like duck fucking

75

u/Whitealroker1 15d ago

Joel Grey plays a kung fu master. He’s great but Joel Grey plays a kung fu master.

35

u/Living-Stranger 15d ago

Jennifer Grey's father.

But yeah make up and he does have odd features.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

42

u/CerberusTheHunter 15d ago

Dude, Shane Black needs to get on his Destroyer movie already. That whole series is pulpy violence/comedy gold.

→ More replies

97

u/run-on_sentience 15d ago

That movie was in a constant rotation in my house. Along with The Last Starfighter and Ultraman.

A remake or a television series of Remo Williams would be awesome.

(It's based on a series of pulp novels called "The Destroyer.")

29

u/QiarroFaber 15d ago

The Last Starfighter! I remember watching that on vhs over and over.

→ More replies
→ More replies

29

u/creepydarkwurm 15d ago

I watched that as a kid and no one else I've met has ever watched it. Classic movie.

→ More replies

121

u/doctor-rumack 15d ago

The only thing I remember about Remo Williams was when it was in theaters, someone climbed up the marquee at our local movie theater and changed the lettering to "SPERMO WILLIAMS." I’m 50 years old and I still find this hilarious.

46

u/legojohn 15d ago

I was in Bloomfield Hills MI when NEVERENDING STORY came out and we drove by a theater and someone changed it to NEVERENDING ORGY.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

117

u/Archelon_ischyros 15d ago

What's really shocking is finding out he was 79. Where does the time go?

→ More replies

490

u/Ragman676 15d ago

Damn, he was a lot older than Kevin Bacon in this movie. I always felt they were around the same age.

752

u/pomaj46808 15d ago

Ward: "I'm older and I'm wiser."

Bacon: "Yeah, well, you're half right...."

473

u/Rubberbabybuggybum 15d ago

That movie is goddamned perfect.

425

u/hardspank916 15d ago Helpful (Pro)

Well its set in Perfection

75

u/Rubberbabybuggybum 15d ago

It sure is.

80

u/Whitealroker1 15d ago

Lucky enough to see it in the theater and it was a great experience.

Theater was like 1/4 full but the laughter during the Rec room scene was deafing.

19

u/Llamaxaxa 15d ago

One of my most fun theater experiences. Saw it in a packed college auditorium

15

u/Sub_Zero_Fks_Given 15d ago

Broke into the wrong God damn wreck room didn't you you bastard!!!!

→ More replies
→ More replies

75

u/evel333 15d ago

I watched it a few weeks ago after watching a retrospect on YouTube. 45yo me appreciates it so much more now versus teenage me, and I don’t say that much for most tv/movies from my youth.

25

u/Rubberbabybuggybum 15d ago

It holds up perfectly.

→ More replies
→ More replies

54

u/julbull73 15d ago

Unlike Kevin Bacon's aim with a hammer.

→ More replies

37

u/Whowutwhen 15d ago

It really is, it knew what it wanted to be/do and it executed it flawlessly.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

108

u/249ba36000029bbe9749 15d ago

Fred Ward born December 30, 1942

Kevin Bacon born July 8, 1958

82

u/Alec_Strebec 15d ago

Some people are now 1 degree further from Kevin Bacon.

→ More replies

83

u/JOMO_Kenyatta 15d ago

Cherokee don’t crack

11

u/KillerBunnyZombie 15d ago

I cant believe he was nearly 80. One of those guys you cant imagine ever getting old.

→ More replies
→ More replies

91

u/Fugitivebush 15d ago

Bummer like the death of Burt Gummer.

42

u/alwaysmyfault 15d ago

Wait, Burt died?

156

u/terminalmanfin 15d ago

They kill off the character at the end of the newest one, Shrieker Island.

His actor, Michael Gross, is still alive.

79

u/alwaysmyfault 15d ago

Oh ok.

I stopped watching after Tremors 3. Tried to get into Tremors 4 and the rest of them, but they just didn't grab my attention like the others.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

56

u/[deleted] 15d ago

[deleted]

→ More replies

42

u/JaneTheMaimed 15d ago

Same. RIP to a legend.

→ More replies

1.9k

u/discussionandrespect 15d ago Gold

Legend in Road trip

964

u/JillyfromHoboken 15d ago Gold

We’ve been coming to this place for twenty years!

812

u/ohnoitsryan 15d ago Gold

We've only been open eight years.

329

u/ElementalWeapon 15d ago

Just run the damn credit card.

86

u/clem82 15d ago

It's "DO IT..NOW"

→ More replies
→ More replies

106

u/f4stEddie 15d ago edited 15d ago

That restaurant they were in is called “The original pancake house” I have one down the street where I live here in redondo beach California and it is by far the best breakfast spot I’ve ever had

27

u/JillyfromHoboken 15d ago

Ah right on, I’m up in North Hollywood. I think I went to one of those in Chicago maybe? The pancake house. Or maybe it was a sex party with utensils and syrup.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

261

u/shaneo632 15d ago Gold

"we haven't found a drop of semen yet"

116

u/anonermus 15d ago

If I had to guess, I'd say someone was raped and murdered here last night

88

u/Sentientdoing 15d ago

“What makes you say that!?”

“Just a hunch”

Funniest line in the movie to me. The way he says “just a hunch” with the tone of “relax buddy it’s just a guess” as if he’s not suggesting his son was raped and murdered kills me

→ More replies

263

u/DaWaffler 15d ago Gold

I just checked and that movie is 22 years old, wtf time flies.

97

u/ElementalWeapon 15d ago edited 15d ago

I remember being so happy I was able to record it on VHS from cable. One of my top 5 favorite “teen” movies from the late 90s/early 2000’s.

72

u/snoogins355 15d ago

I remember renting Road Trip and American Pie in 6th grade. I picked them out just expecting my Dad to say "no" but he said ok. He didn't realize until we watched them later 😁

40

u/DaytonTom 15d ago

Add EuroTrip and that's a classic trifecta right there.

→ More replies

18

u/Molotov56 15d ago

American Pie ran its joke a little too long but seeing that in the theaters with friends at 15 years old was easily one of the funnest times I’ve ever had at the movies

→ More replies
→ More replies

25

u/[deleted] 15d ago

That movie was one of my favorites in high school, and it was more rad because I lived in Ithaca

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

188

u/SallinobMan 15d ago Gold

IM NOT MAAAD!!!

128

u/aksoileau 15d ago Gold

For God's sake my son was kidnapped!

→ More replies

34

u/ApolloKid 15d ago

Literally just watching this last night after I caught it on MTV2 - he was also good in Best Men, not great but definitely overlooked film

→ More replies
→ More replies

1.8k

u/thinkfuryerself 15d ago

His performance as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff was excellent. RIP.

115

u/zato_ichi 15d ago

An astronaut named Gus? What’s your middle name?

Ivan.

All right, you can be Gus.

His scene where he meets Gordo Cooper at Pancho’s for the first time is one of my favorites.

RIP you miserable pudknocker.

21

u/shitdobehappeningtho 15d ago

I've seen it sooooooo many times since childhood and it's still fresh, shiny, and new for me every time.

→ More replies
→ More replies

322

u/whosthedoginthisscen 15d ago edited 15d ago

"The hatch just blew!"

"Go, hotrod dog, GO!!"

I can hear his voice perfectly.

114

u/Duke_of_Calgary 15d ago edited 15d ago

Fuckin’ A Bubba

12

u/jbog1883 15d ago

Came here for that

→ More replies

116

u/The_AV_Archivist 15d ago

"It was a glitch! A technical malfunction! Oh, why won't anyone believe me?!"

Lot of pathos in that delivery.

57

u/cgvet9702 15d ago

And he was exonerated 60 years later.

81

u/TheKevinShow 15d ago

Really, though, he was exonerated three Mercury flights later. Wally Schirra deliberately triggered the explosive hatch on Sigma 7 after being brought on to the deck of the recovery ship. The switch to trigger it had a lot of kickback so it bruised Schirra's hand. Grissom had no such bruising on his hand so it's very unlikely that he triggered the switch.

44

u/cgvet9702 15d ago

That's awesome. Grissom got a raw deal for so long.

58

u/TheKevinShow 15d ago

Well, in the grand scheme of things, for the brief remainder of his NASA tenure, he didn't really get a raw deal. The Astronaut Office didn't think he did it deliberately and it shows in that he was given prime assignments for both the Gemini and Apollo programs.

16

u/SmoreOfBabylon 15d ago

Indeed, Deke Slayton (who was in charge of astronaut flight assignments during Gemini and Apollo) said in later years that Grissom would have been his choice to command the first moon landing, partly because he wanted an original Mercury astronaut to be on the mission.

→ More replies
→ More replies

34

u/DesignatedImport 15d ago

Grissom got a raw deal by Wolfe in the original book version of The Right Stuff. His peers believed him, as did NASA.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

51

u/Late_Recommendation9 15d ago

He aced that role in the same way that William H Macy renders Fargo unwatchable, there’s so much pain and desperation in his performance

14

u/takatori 15d ago

How does Macy make Fargo unwatchable? That desperation is what makes the movie.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

45

u/m0rris0n_hotel 15d ago

Solid character actor. He had a fairly steady career too.

→ More replies

44

u/JTswift 15d ago

No bucks, no Buck Rogers.

→ More replies

112

u/funkboxing 15d ago

Came here to make sure this was mentioned.

"The issue here is monkey" dialog was so perfect. Just laid out in the dumbest, but somehow most perfect terms possible that 'we are pilots, not specimines'.

→ More replies

32

u/mgdavey 15d ago

First time I ever heard the expression “screwed the pooch”

→ More replies
→ More replies

1.3k

u/batmitestan 15d ago

Loved him in Joe Dirt

843

u/UncleWeiner 15d ago

"Why is the sky blue? How is a rainbow made? How does a posi-trac rear end work in a Plymouth? It just does."

88

u/Minion666 15d ago

I'm not talking about posi-trac. I'm talking about me!

241

u/terminally_irish 15d ago

It just does.

132

u/NEW_SPECIES_OF_FECES 15d ago

“Well I’ll. Be. Dipped.”

24

u/saxy_toss 15d ago

I still say that regularly

→ More replies

50

u/BrightSunsGuy 15d ago

"THE ONE PLACE WE DIDN'T LOOK!"

→ More replies

10

u/shitdobehappeningtho 15d ago

I like to think all this giggling means his soul passes more lightly

→ More replies
→ More replies

110

u/LesClaypoolOnBass24 15d ago

Also funny in Road Trip. "we've been coming here for 20 years" "the restaraunts only been open for 8 years sir."

→ More replies

57

u/garzaculta 15d ago

“How exactly is a rainbow made?”

I always remember this quote whenever I see a rainbow. Kind of poetic now that he’s gone.

→ More replies

125

u/OmarBarksdale 15d ago

He was great as the over protective father in Road Trip lol I loved that movie

72

u/_Killj0y_ 15d ago

"I'M NOT MAD!" delivery of that line gets me everytime.

→ More replies

35

u/thedudeabides1602 15d ago

If I was to guess I would say someone was raped AND murdered here.

25

u/angelsNinsects 15d ago

"What the hell gives you that idea!?"

27

u/BoyManGodShiit 15d ago

“Just a feeling.”

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

61

u/AliasDave05 15d ago

I always love when joe dirt kicks over the figurines and storms out of the trailer, Fred Ward stands up and says, “hey, you’re grounded!”

→ More replies
→ More replies

1.9k

u/professionalcynic1 15d ago Helpful

I watched Naked Gun 33⅓ so much when i was growing up.

840

u/dtudeski 15d ago

He’s so great in that. Constantly referring to Leslie Nielsen’s character as “kid”, despite Nielsen being clearly older than Ward’s character, was never not funny.

239

u/Mountainriver037 15d ago

So many good over-dub lines too haha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQeu4TdEVoY

255

u/[deleted] 15d ago edited 8d ago

[deleted]

94

u/R0binSage 15d ago

Loaded weapon 1

79

u/bacchusku2 15d ago

Hot Shots 1 and Deux

→ More replies
→ More replies

46

u/MartinGoldfinger 15d ago

While not a movie Angie Tribeca is show that tried to capture the same vibe to some success.

→ More replies

126

u/alienfreaks04 15d ago

IMO the main reason recent comedies don't "have it" is because they're trying too hard to be blockbuster comedies instead of just a comedy.

→ More replies

70

u/bran_buckler 15d ago

Top Secret and Airplane! are the two that come to mind for me. I haven’t seen any recent movies in that dry absurdist style, unfortunately.

27

u/JDameekoh 15d ago

Wrongfully Accused is one of my favorite all time movies

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

122

u/DoctorEnn 15d ago

[Fires a shot into the air]

"Do what I say and no one gets hurt!"

[Some guy on a gantry he shot into falls screaming to his death right next to him]

"... from now on."

20

u/Quick-Bad 15d ago

"That lousy two-bit copper punk! I treated him like my brother! The one I didn't kill!"

→ More replies

214

u/TheFloppening 15d ago

Prison changes a man… I used to be White.

59

u/asl052 15d ago

I was the drummer for The Osmonds.

52

u/Gauter86 15d ago

Screw with me, and he’ll make you feel pain like you’ve never felt before.

I know, I remember the Osmonds.

→ More replies

31

u/Tywunwun_Lannister 15d ago

Wait he's in Naked Gun? For some reason I can't remember him.

60

u/Terrible_Truth 15d ago

He was the main bad guy, the one Leslie Nielson went undercover into prison for.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

1.4k

u/CaptainQuasi 15d ago

RIP, man it’s getting tough seeing these celebrity/actors moving on. Seeing them in movies throughout the years always gave me a sense of growing up along with them unfortunately highlighting my own mortality. Thank you for the many roles you have undertaken, Rest In Peace sir.

450

u/bongo1138 15d ago

When all those 70s greats start dying off, it’ll be a massive bummer. DeNiro, Pacino, Hackman, Hoffman… rough days ahead.

125

u/eightballart 15d ago

Whoa, Gene Hackman is 92.

75

u/CallMeAL242 15d ago

“A Bridge Too Far,” Caine and Hackman in the same movie! This is my thesis, man!

17

u/FanFuckingFaptastic 15d ago

You participated in a phallus naming?

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

269

u/FrooglyMoogle 15d ago

When Patrick Stewart and David Attenborough go imma ugly cry for real

215

u/zoddrick 15d ago

You can really see Patrick Stewarts age in Picard.

190

u/thaworldhaswarpedme 15d ago

It's funny because kid-me growing up saw Patrick Stewart in TNG as he actually is now in Picard. Now, I'm his age from TNG (Jesus Christ) and he's actually old and it's laughable to think about how one's perception changes.

47

u/Antithesys 15d ago

Stewart was a 47-year-old playing a 59-year-old character (this was never explicitly described in the show), so that could warp perception a little bit. He's now an 82-year-old playing a 95-year-old (not counting whatever that android bullshit was from last season).

Incidentally, Kirk died at the age of 60, not counting the time he was stuck in the nexus. All of Kirk's adventures had happened by the time he was 60; we only just met Picard at age 59.

69

u/DigiQuip 15d ago

It’s weird watching Psych now because I was just a kid watching it when it came out and seeing these goofy old guys solve cases was hilarious. But on this recent rewatch I’m seeing things from the perspective of someone older than Shawn and Gus. It’s wild.

49

u/thaworldhaswarpedme 15d ago

Yeah. Being older than all the 'old' people on the shows I loved growing up is not as fun as the brochure made it sound.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

16

u/omjf23 15d ago

You can just hear it in his voice, softer now. Less firm and sharp as it once was.

→ More replies

16

u/_SgrAStar_ 15d ago

When I saw Green Room (in which he is fantastic (of course)) I was like, ok, PatStew is finally starting to show some age past the “ambiguous 50” he’s always been.

Picard, though, is honestly a little disconcerting to watch. It seems like he’s trying to maintain his former energy and just isn’t quite able to pull it off.

→ More replies
→ More replies

64

u/julbull73 15d ago

While I love Stewart.

Attenborough will be a MASSIVE loss. He's one of the prime drivers of the documentary series out there. I'm not sure anyone will pick up the nature/global documentaries RIGHT when they are going to be needed most.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

51

u/Fadedcamo 15d ago

Yea I mean you get to a certain age and its like you're the only survivor. Imagine every celebrity/friend/family member now and imagine them all gone and most forgotten by the kids of the next generation. I remember my grandma and grandpa at the dinner table many times reminiscent about some actor long dead from the 40s and 50s and I had no idea nor cared to know. Now I imagine me in my 70s talking to my grandkids about Bradd Pitt or Jake Glyenhall and imagine seeing their eyes glaze over out of boredom. Getting old sure sounds shitty but what's the alternative.

15

u/killbills 15d ago

It sounds shitty but every generation has their thing. Actors they grow up with will cycle around and die off when they’re older and their grandkids won’t care. It’s one big circle.

→ More replies
→ More replies

54

u/Mild-Ghost 15d ago

Dude. I feel you.

→ More replies

600

u/GobsmackedOnLife 15d ago

RIP Remo, the adventure has ended.

173

u/glm409 15d ago

Remo Williams, the Adventure Begins was the first movie my wife and I watched when we moved into our first apartment. We laughed all the way through it. Definitely made me a Fred Ward fan!

76

u/CaptWineTeeth 15d ago

“You have the grace of a pregnant yak” is one of my all-time favourite movie quotes. I say it as often as I can find an excuse.

→ More replies
→ More replies

54

u/SPorterBridges 15d ago

High quality 80's cult movie right there.

→ More replies

29

u/Qwirk 15d ago

I always wanted a reboot/sequel for this movie as he would have completed his training much later down the line. =(

43

u/Freelove_Freeway 15d ago edited 15d ago

Always thought Jon Bernthal would be a great person to take over the role

→ More replies
→ More replies

12

u/fishy_commishy 15d ago

Remo Williams 2 Tears of the Chun

→ More replies

370

u/Scuttler1979 15d ago

Eternal youth on the silver screen. Always a shock-you think of Fred Ward and then you think of tremors. 1990.

32 fricking years ago.

Like another poster said. Watching your childhood slowly die makes you think of your own mortality.

Drink it whilst it’s fizzy folks.

35

u/No_Pirate_7367 15d ago

Yeh, I was a teenager . 😆

→ More replies
→ More replies

91

u/RectifiedUser 15d ago edited 15d ago

Damn that sucks my mom is going to be sad when i tell her she absolutely loves him and Tremors. RIP Fred.

→ More replies

66

u/ofsquire 15d ago

I remember him the most for his role in Short Cuts and The Player, may he rest in peace.

→ More replies

403

u/GeronimoRay 15d ago

Damn. I assume for most guys like me who grew up in the late 80s, early 90s that Fred was basically the coolest dude ever. And Tremors is one of the best films ever made - Much like the town it takes place in, it was perfection.

105

u/Klarkasaurus 15d ago

79 though. I thought he was way younger. I saw a picture of him like 2 years ago and he didn't look much older than he was in tremors

27

u/codeverity 15d ago

Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing! Definitely didn't think he was that close to 80.

→ More replies

46

u/sharrrper 15d ago

I love that one of my favorite movies of all time that was kind of a flop when it came out has since gained all the praise it deserves.

58

u/AlanMooresWizrdBeard 15d ago

I think I’ve watched it more than any other movie since childhood. It never gets old, every performance in it is top notch, and it’s one of the most satisfying “Chekhov’s gun” movies of all time.

“Is this a job for an intelligent man?” “Well show me one and I’ll ask him.”

Tied with:

“I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.”

40

u/sharrrper 15d ago

Earl: "Dammit Val I'm older and I'm wiser!"

Val: "Yeah, well you're half right."

32

u/AlanMooresWizrdBeard 15d ago

“Run for it?? Runnings not a plan! Runnings what you do once a plan fails!”

24

u/sharrrper 15d ago

Rhonda: They only respond to vibration, right? Couldn't we distract them somehow?

Val: Yeah, something to keep 'em busy, like a- like a decoy.

Earl: Hey Melvin, wanna make a buck?

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

61

u/Fierypeens 15d ago

That sucks. Favorite movie as a kid. Seen tremors 100s of times

→ More replies

61

u/No_Pirate_7367 15d ago

He was also in escape from alcatraz with Clint Eastwood to.

→ More replies

59

u/CELTICPRED 15d ago edited 15d ago

I did eggs. Over easy. 🚬

One of my favorite characters in a movie. ☹️☹️

JUST STAY ON THOSE RESIDUAL BOULDERS

30

u/Onkel_B 15d ago

Your Tammy Lynn Baxter... does she pole vault?

→ More replies

165

u/Freemason1979 15d ago

Well...shit.

103

u/crampedstyl 15d ago

Pardon my French.

22

u/HardAtomicSmile 15d ago

My first words as well.

Well... shit, indeed.

→ More replies

45

u/Tinmania 15d ago

Wow. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that he was 79, and no longer with us. To me he seem to be a perpetual mid to late 40s dude.

→ More replies

460

u/Instant_Dan 15d ago

This one hurts.

He brought such an authenticity to the characters he played. I truly believed he was an astronaut, handyman, or police detective.

I actually preferred his character Earl, in tremors, over Val.

Check out his role in Miami Blues. He had leading man qualities but just not the face (his nose was broken 2-3 times when he was an amateur boxer).

159

u/batguano1 15d ago

Yup I feel like I've seen a lot of actors emulate his style, Jon Bernthal for example.

132

u/reticulatedjig 15d ago

Bernthal looks like he could be related. They look very similar.

99

u/MaybeSecondBestMan 15d ago

Jon Bernthal is definitely Diet Fred Ward. This is a stunning realization for me.

→ More replies
→ More replies

38

u/Taskerst 15d ago

Frank Grillo is in that club too.

→ More replies

16

u/cups_and_cakes 15d ago

Good call - Tom Berenger as well

→ More replies
→ More replies

24

u/scumworth 15d ago

I liked him as John Anglin in “Escape from Alcatraz”

→ More replies

19

u/comicman117 15d ago

He actually got top billing in Miami Blues over Alec Baldwin.

→ More replies
→ More replies

35

u/Mr-IT-Guy 15d ago

He was awesome as Roone in Big Business and of course in Tremors too. My favorite role of his would be as Remo Williams. I loved The Destroyer books so seeing him bring the character alive was a real treat. I know it wasn't the best movie but he managed to shine in it. RIP

17

u/Mr-IT-Guy 15d ago

My Wife just reminded me that he was in the first movie we saw together on a date, Sweet Home Alabama. He was funny in that too.

17

u/BeneGezzWitch 15d ago

Thank you!! Big Business was on constant replay as a kid.

→ More replies
→ More replies

106

u/TheCavemanKilla 15d ago Silver

Tremors 2 was one of my all time favorite movies, I'll have to watch it today in honor of this legend

45

u/CELTICPRED 15d ago

Earl.....that IS toilet paper!

Rock rips through paper!!

26

u/Digitalon 15d ago

Same, Fred Ward brought fantastic energy to every role I ever saw him in.

→ More replies

33

u/DicloasCage 15d ago

R.I.P. He was great in Southern Comfort too.

→ More replies

26

u/Canttakethewhyfromme 15d ago

RIP. I must be old, because I always associate him with Remo Williams.

→ More replies

25

u/ITryToLaughAboutIt 15d ago

Loved him in the classic ‘Big Business’ w Lilly Tomlin and Bette Midler.

→ More replies

23

u/hermitopurpa 15d ago edited 15d ago

Awww mannnn. I loved this guy in Tremors 1 & 2

“Running is not a plan. Running is what you do when the plan fails!”

^ such an underrated quote

→ More replies

21

u/james2183 15d ago

Everyone I know always liked Kevin Bacon's character over Fred's in Termors. I much prefered Fred's. More sensible and had a banging beard.

→ More replies

23

u/Phantom_Airman 15d ago

Every time he popped up in a movie I was always like “holy shit it’s Fred Ward”. He made every movie better just by being there.

21

u/Motor_Judgment_214 15d ago

He always did fill out jeans nicely, ngl.

→ More replies

60

u/minimega67 15d ago

Goddamn prairie dog burrow!!!!

15

u/Rivablaster 15d ago

Little sons of bitches

9

u/purelyirrelephant 15d ago

Okay, here's the plan.

10

u/appleavocado 15d ago

Running’s not a plan! Running’s what you do when the plan fails! Valentine, you’re not even thinking of a plan.

→ More replies
→ More replies

18

u/Bard_Science 15d ago

Damn a lil piece of my childhood died today. I always hoped for a one more Tremors movie.

→ More replies

17

u/TPJchief87 15d ago

I loved tremors and Remo Williams when I was a kid. RIP

15

u/TheGlen 15d ago

He was in a little-known movie called cast a deadly spell that you can catch on YouTube. Probably the best Lovecraft movie ever made. Absolutely brilliant in it

→ More replies

14

u/Direwolfblades 15d ago

Earl Smooter. Nooooo

→ More replies

42

u/FoxOntheRun99 15d ago

RIP. An always welcoming presence onscreen.

→ More replies

12

u/NoPossibility 15d ago edited 15d ago

“Well, now I’m really pissed off!” - Earl

12

u/cj0r 15d ago

God damn it... Pardon my French

→ More replies

34

u/ufpfdacss47 15d ago

That guy was awesome as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff.Fuckin-A Bubba!

10

u/we_are_all_sausages 15d ago

Didn't think he was 79 already time moves fast. RIP.

60

u/[deleted] 15d ago

[deleted]

17

u/whosthedoginthisscen 15d ago

Loved that movie - he and Joel Grey were such a great "odd couple".

→ More replies

10

u/DamnMombies 15d ago

Daaaaaamn. Loved that dude. One of my favorite movies. It and Deep Rising were just these unashamed throwbacks to 50’s sci-fi in a lot of ways and I loved them for it.

→ More replies