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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 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 »


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14 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite dos Furacões  »

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The novel was inspired by the 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak which in turn was adapted for the film. The novel however is semi-fictionalized. See more »


When Dan puts Ryan to bed, the baby is dressed in regular clothes. When the tornados start and Dan goes to get the baby from his crib, Ryan now has on blue pajamas. See more »


Arthur Jones: [spinning a piece of wood on a rope] It's twister Auntie Em! It's twister! AAAAAAH!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A Real Family Movie
1 September 2000 | by (Kingwood, Texas) – See all my reviews

My kids and I have almost memorized the lines to "Night of the Twisters", we've seen it so many times! We have so many favorite scenes and lines that it's difficult to compile them all here! One thing for sure: You can watch this with your mother and not be embarrassed. It's about a family facing a natural disaster and its aftermath with courage and compassion. The filmmakers didn't succumb to any sexual innuendoes or "bad attitude" dialogue either. Some parts are kinda corny, but all in all, it's a refreshing change from the usual TV movie fare. I really enjoy watching Dan and Arthur "jamming" up in Dan's room before the storm hits; plus, how Dan so nonchalantly checks on his baby brother in the storm's beginning stages. Watch it when you can.

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