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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

The house used in the film is the same homestead used in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. See more »

Goofs

The movie and storms take place in northern Texas, but during the final storm, radar images of the northern Illinois counties around Chicago and Rockford, and Colorado are used. See more »

Quotes

Jake Thorne: Hey, are we flirting here?
Sam Callen: If we are, we're rusty as hell.
Jake Thorne: Nothing a little oil won't fix.
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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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Good for TV
12 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

A good TV movie. It's slow pace, BORING characters, shoddy plot and sub par effects all come standard with the TV-movie genre and this is no exception. The only character I found interesting was bruce campbell's father, he kept the film alive for me. The pace is terribly slow and at times annoying, the scenes with supposed character development are shocking (who wants to hear about boring peoples lives?). The tornado sequences are bland, the first two are false alarms and so nothing is seen then the last two are shown, only barely but and with C grade effects.

Nothing special here, as I said before, it's good for TV but not for anything else.

4/10


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