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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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Night of the Twisters aired on October 25th 2008 on the television channel Tele 5 in Germany. See more »

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In Nebraska, there is no town named Blainsworth, though there is an Ainsworth that would be similar in size to the town portrayed in the movie. However, Ainsworth is over 130 miles NNW of Grand Island, Nebraska, where the tornado outbreak actually took place. Grand Island would've had a population of 35,000 or so in 1980, which is considerably larger than fictional Blainsworth's population. See more »

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Dan Hatch: Wanna play Nintendo?
Arthur Jones: Um, sure, but let's some more of that pie first.
[Arthur opens the door]
Dan Hatch: Are you always hungry?
Arthur Jones: Can't play Nintendo on an empty stomach. Heh. Ha ha.
Dan Hatch: God.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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We were supposed to rent Twister, but then...
16 June 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Twister came out when I was a kid. I remember it clearly, I was fascinated with CGI in movies, and Twister was known for using a good deal of it. Cgi, that is.

And I liked Twister. I really did. I thought the effects were good, action was intense, it really entertained me.

Then a while after it had made it to VHS, me and a friend was going to rent it. We did, and whaddayaknow! We had rented "Night of the Twisters", not "Twister". Haha. While we were watching I remember thinking it was somewhat different than I remembered, but it took some time before I got that it was the wrong movie. A ripoff-movie. (Just like those Asylum-guys) I'm sure it differs from "Twister", but that cover there, and the title..? Ain't no doubt what they were going for.

Yeah, I don't remember much from it, except it was definitely no Twister. This is a rather low budget, kind of boring TV-movie, with a lot of drama, and little CGI. In other words not much like Twister - a very entertaining movie.

So yeah, read the movie title well before you take it home!


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