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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Thorne
Samantha 'Sam' Callen
Dr. Joe Branson
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
Mr. Peck
Mrs. Peck
Carmen Nogales ...
Lucy's Mother


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 <>

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Hell has no fury like a twister.


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chasseurs de tornades  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When leaving the farm to chase a tornado, Bruce Campbell is shown climbing into the passenger side of one truck, but a moment later is driving a different truck, with the first visible behind him. See more »


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
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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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