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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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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 »

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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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A nice movie.
8 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A lot of people feel this movie is just a knock off of 'Twister', I would beg to differ. The real plot deals with the relationship between the teenage step son, and his step father. The storm is more the random element that brings them closer together.

I won't outline the plot, because it's already been done. However,I like this movie because it's more about the people, than the storm. So, it's not just another disaster flick. It has more heart then 'Twister'.

I like 'Twister' too, but in a different way. I try not to criticize something for being what it's not. So, I don't compare the two to each other. If you like movies that have heart, I think you'll like this one.


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