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Night of the Twisters (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | TV Movie 14 February 1996
The residents of a small town come face to face with a deadly and unpredictable series of tornadoes. Among them is one boy struggling to keep his family safe in the dangerous weather.

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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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Trivia

Night of the Twisters aired on October 20th 2001 on the television channel RTL 2 in Germany. See more »

Goofs

Just before the tornado hits Dan Hatch's house, two scenes showing the shingles on the roof lifting up also show the rain falling vertically. Winds strong enough to cause the roof tiles to lift up would violently blow the rain almost horizontally. See more »

Quotes

Jack Hatch: [Jack Hatch sees Dan and calls over to him] Hey, Danny! Saw you walking your bike.
Dan Hatch: Yeah, well, I fell off.
Jack Hatch: Well, you should have got right back on, kept riding right?
Dan Hatch: Why? I mean it was completely out of it.
Jack Hatch: Because, Dan it is important to finish the things you start.
Dan Hatch: Look, it's just a dumb bike race.
Jack Hatch: No, no, it's not just about what *it* is, it's about who *you* are.
Dan Hatch: Look, I'm not an ath, alright? And we know that for sure, OK?
Jack Hatch: Danny...
[Danny walks away from him but Jack follows Dan]
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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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