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Night of the Twisters (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Family  -  14 February 1996 (USA)
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A Nebraska farm community is plagued by a storm with a series of tornados acting against normal patterns. Dan is left at home to look after his baby brother Ryan along with his friend ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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A Nebraska farm community is plagued by a storm with a series of tornados acting against normal patterns. Dan is left at home to look after his baby brother Ryan along with his friend Arthur while Dan's mother is at work. His stepfather goes to check on his grandmother. When a tornado destroys the house, Dan and Arthur attempt to re-unite the family Written by Jim Brawn <>

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A family fights to survive nature's deadliest force See more »


Action | Drama | Family


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14 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite dos Furacões  »

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The movie is based on the novel written by Ivy Ruckman. See more »


In the scene in which Danny, Ryan, Jack, Laura, Bob and Jenny are trying to outrun the twin tornadoes in their cars, the station wagon Danny, Ryan, Jack and Laura are in drives past a house which immediately explodes as the tornado approaches it. Seconds later, the truck passes by the same house and the scene is shown again but at a different camera angle. See more »


Arthur Jones: [the words "TORNADO WARNING" are flashing on the TV screen] What does that thing mean?
Dan Hatch: It basically means we're in deep trouble.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Scared me!
25 April 2001 | by (Plovdiv , Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Well , I come from Bulgaria where it 's almost impossible to have a tornado but my imagination tells me to be "very , very afraid"!!!This guy (Devon Sawa) has done a great job with this movie!I don't know exactly how old he was but he didn't act like a child (WELL DONE)!Now about the tornado-it wasn't very realistic but frightens you!If you want to have a nice time in front of the telly - this is the movie!

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