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Writers (WGA):
Ivy Ruckman (novel)
Sam Graham (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 February 1996 (USA) See more »
They never saw it coming. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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TV Goes TWISTER... See more (38 total) »


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Directed by
Timothy Bond 
Writing credits
Ivy Ruckman (novel "Night of the Twisters")

Sam Graham (teleplay) &
Chris Hubbell (teleplay)

Produced by
William F. Burns .... executive producer
John Calvert .... line producer
Anne Marie La Traverse .... executive producer
Michael Lambermont .... producer
Wayne Rogers .... executive producer (as Wayne M. Rogers)
Stephen Roloff .... producer
Sean Ryerson .... producer
Original Music by
Lawrence Shragge 
Cinematography by
Peter Benison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gary L. Smith 
Production Design by
Stephen Roloff 
Art Direction by
Adam Kolodziej 
Set Decoration by
Paula Deresti 
Costume Design by
Sherry McMorran 
Makeup Department
Katarina Chovanec .... hair stylist
Ava Stone .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve D'Onofrio .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Lamon .... third assistant director
Ron Oxley .... second assistant director
Jamie Paul Rock .... second unit director
William Spahic .... first assistant director (as Bill Spahie)
Joanne Tickle .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Rob Ballantyne .... first assistant art director
David Best .... art department assistant
Kirk Cheney .... construction coordinator
Victoria Dobson .... assistant designer
Renee Durham .... second assistant art director
Robert Hamilton .... set dresser
Frauke Illing .... props buyer
Bruce Mailing .... buyer
Darren Marsman .... property master
Keith Reaume .... set dresser
Jim Veale .... head carpenter
George Venckus .... lead dresser
Richard S. Walker .... lead props
Sound Department
Tony Currie .... dialogue editor
Christopher Donaldson .... sound effects assistant
Paul Griffin .... assistant dialogue editor
Jack Heeren .... re-recording mixer
David Horton .... boom operator
John Laing .... adr editor
David McCallum .... sound effects editor
Dino Pigat .... re-recording mixer
Valentin Pricop .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects (as Michael Kavanaugh)
Jim McGillivary .... special effects key (uncredited)
David Reaume .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Paul Cormack .... digital compositor
Mike Day .... lead animator
Noel Hooper .... digital compositor
Neil Williamson .... digital effects designer
Peter Denomme .... producer: visual effects, Calibre Digital Pictures (uncredited)
Mic Jones .... stunt double
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Maxine Dumont .... stunt double (uncredited)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bryan Thomas .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Fennessey .... generator operator
Roger Glidden .... grip
Ernie Kestler .... focus puller
Kevin LeBlanc .... second assistant camera (as Kevin Michael Leblanc)
Kevin Murphy .... second camera operator
Steve Myers .... best boy
John Rogers .... gaffer
Chris Schillinger .... grip
Norman Smith .... key grip
Neil Trafford .... camera trainee
Scott Wenge .... assistant grip
Billy Wilson .... electrician
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator (as Ken Withers)
John Medland .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Sharon Forrest .... casting: open (as Sharon Forest)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Blurton .... wardrobe assistant
Victoria Dobson .... assistant costume designer
Anita Simard .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Bob Ablack .... colorist
Paul Deakin .... on-line editor
Shannon Farrell .... post-production coordinator
John Harcourt .... post-production director
Brian Lovery .... colorist
Brigitte Rabazo .... assistant editor
Kevin Slater .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Brandon Long .... location production assistant
Chris Shaw .... location assistant
Eric T. Snyder .... location manager (as Erick Snyder)
Transportation Department
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver
Other crew
Allison Brenner .... production assistant
Mark Bukator .... production accountant
Robert Crawford Jr. .... executive consultant (as Robert L. Crawford)
Ruth Dyer .... publicity: Atlantis Films Limited
Bruce D. Johnson .... executive consultant
Randi Kirshenbaum .... legal counsel
Nick Kontsalakis .... assistant accountant
Kirsten Marshall .... production coordinator
Craig Merritt .... production controller
Shannon O'Connor .... researcher
Karen Osmer .... publicity: The Family Channel
Daniela Saioni .... script supervisor
Timothy Storey .... production secretary
Barbara Chomos .... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Germany:92 min | USA:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) (film #97533) | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Sweden:15 (video rating) | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated
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Did You Know?

The movie is based on the novel written by Ivy Ruckman.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When giving his weather briefing in the Community Center, Bob references that one of the storms that touched down are at least a 5 on the Fujita scale. However, 5 is the highest the Fujita scale measures.See more »
Jenny:What happened?
Arthur Jones:He crashed and burned.
Dan Hatch:[to Arthur] Hey, I can speak for myself, thanks.
[to Jenny]
Dan Hatch:Crashed and burned.
Jenny:[laughs] Well, at least you didn't get hurt.
Dan Hatch:I'll just have to find a new sport.
Arthur Jones:Hm. Only sport you haven't failed at is yo-yo.
Dan Hatch:Shut up.
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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »


Is there a book of 'Night of the Twisters'?
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
TV Goes TWISTER..., 4 September 2001
Author: supercell ( from Cornwall, England

... 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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