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Tornado! (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Action, Drama  |  7 May 1996 (USA)
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An accountant sent to produce an evaluation of a tornado research project, and the scientist running the project pursue tornadoes and each other.

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Jake Thorne
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Samantha 'Sam' Callen
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Dr. Joe Branson
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Ephram Thorne
Bo Eason ...
Tex Fulton
Charles Homet ...
Richie Cochran
Carrie Boren ...
Mattie Peck
Aaron Izbicki ...
Oliver Nessle
John Mansfield ...
Andy Ward
Jeannie Fitzsimmons ...
Margie Ward
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Zeena
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Mr. Peck
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Mrs. Peck
Carmen Nogales ...
Lucy's Mother
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Lucy
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Storyline

Jake is a storm chaser whose friend Dr. Branson has developed a machine that can help detect tornados and provide earlier warnings. Samantha 'Sam' Callen is an auditor who has come to evaluate the project and decide whether more research should be conducted or not. Jake must try and make the machine work and also convince Sam not to shut down the research. They must also dodge tornados in the meantime. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Hell has no fury like a twister.

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG for some perilous weather sequences and mild language | See all certifications »

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7 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Chasseurs de tornades  »

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Trivia

In the scenes in the newsroom of a fictitious TV studio, producers actually went to Austin, Texas then-rechristened FOX affiliate, KTBC. See more »

Goofs

The Fujita Scale is not a "Wind Damage Scale." Instead, it is used to record the damage intensity done by a tornado; the wind speed is an estimate. This is evidenced further when Dr. Branson shows Sam an "F4." The F4 (which was taken in Ash Valley, KS in 1974) was classified as an F2 based on its damage, not by its size or wind speed. See more »

Quotes

Sam Callen: So, why are tornados always picking on Texas?
Dr. Branson: Could be the hats.
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I'm Worth It
Written by John Hill, Austin Roberts, and Freddie Weller
Performed by Austin Roberts
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A nice TV movie
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Sam Callen (Shannon Sturges from the TV series Savannah) gets sent to Texas to basically shut down Dr. Branson's tornado tracking machine project and gives him a few days to come up with some results for him to be able to continue his project while she gets romanced by Jake (Bruce Campbell), a tornado chasing cowboy and farmer, who lives with his grandfather and occasionally comes to blows with his highschool rival Ritchie Cochran, an ambitious TV weather man, who shows interest in Sam as well. Sam decides to stay on a little longer so she can experience a tornado unaware it's a monster tornado.

Twister was better since that was a box office movie. Bruce Campbell was quite cool in this movie, even though this movie had no real effects it is still worth a watch. I rate this 6/10.


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