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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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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 <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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

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In the scene where the tornado approaches the house and Danny tries to get Ryan from his collapsed crib in his bedroom, the wind pushes Danny to the window. The tornado is seen approaching from the window, but there are no homes or trees on the ground even though trees are shown to be located surrounding the house in an earlier establishing shot when Danny and Arthur ride their bikes to Danny's house. See more »

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Arthur Jones: [spinning a piece of wood on a rope] It's twister Auntie Em! It's twister! AAAAAAH!
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TV Goes TWISTER...
4 September 2001 | by (Cornwall, England) – See all my reviews

... And in my humble opinion does a better job of it! Okay, so NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS is a family movie, and it does gloss over the realities a bit. Also, because it's set at night, you don't get to see that much of the tornadoes.

But, for all this, I still like it better than TWISTER. At least the tornadoes in this film are comprised of real footage!


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