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Twister (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  June 1989 (USA)
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An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV ... See full summary »

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Cleveland
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Maureen Cleveland
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Howdy
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Chris
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Stephanie
Lindsay Christman ...
Violet
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Lola (as Charlaine Woodard)
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Virginia
David Brown ...
Bob Breevort
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Man in Barn (as William Burroughs)
Joyce Cavarozzi ...
Woman in Bathroom
Sarah Cochran ...
Tomboy Girl
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Doctor
Raleigh Lackey ...
Stan Manley
Ralfe D. Reber ...
Golfer
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An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter and her precocious 8 year old daughter, his would-be artist son, the son's fiancée, and the black maid. Also thrown into the mix is the daughter's ex-husband, a ne-er-do-well who is seeking to get back in his ex-wife's good graces. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There's a natural disaster in the heartland of America. It's called the Cleveland family. See more »

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When everyone is in the basement and discussing what they would do during their "last hour", a boom mic comes down in front of the painting just behind Howdy (Crispin Glover) right after Stephanie's answer. See more »

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A few decent scenes
6 January 2007 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

While everyone does a decent job in this film, I agree with the other comment: it's too loose and scattered, too much like a script-less experiment with really talented actors. As such, it isn't enough to hold your attention. Having said that, there are a few really funny moments, one involving Dylan McDermott and a flaming shot glass that I think anyone who's been that drunk would find as funny as I did; the other is a split-second with an inflatable dinosaur. Crispin Glover does his usual nutty twitch-fest guy and does it fine, Harry Dean Stanton does his usual nutty patriarch (Repo Man, anyone?) etc. Good cast, not enough to keep it going. Just a few gems, seconds long.


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