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Twister (1996)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  10 May 1996 (USA)
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Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

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TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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Don't Breathe. Don't Look Back. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather | See all certifications »

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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Catch the Wind  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,304,300 (UK) (16 August 1996)

Gross:

ITL 10,363,429,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)
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Garth Brooks turned down the role of Dustin Davis. See more »

Goofs

When Jo, Bill and Melissa set out on a single lane gravel road across a dam to chase a "twin tornado", the camera angle cuts to a shot looking back over their shoulders out the left hand side of the car. From that angle, they're on a two lane highway with traffic going the other way. See more »

Quotes

Dusty: Red meat. We crave sustenance.
Jo: No, guys. We are not invading my aunt.
Dusty: Food.
DustyRabbit: [others join in] Food.
DustyRabbitBeltzer: [the rest join in] FOOOOOOOOD!
Jo: Hey! We are absolutely not going.
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Despite being filmed in Panavision, the "Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision" credit was used instead. See more »


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William Tell Overture
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Written by Gioachino Rossini
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***1/2 out of ****
3 April 1999 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

"Twister" is definitely a film of high energy. I enjoyed it on a lot of levels. The special-effects are great although some look fake, but this was definitely one of the most original films of '96 and today. Not too many films about tornadoes are made. Although it has alot of formula and cliches, I thought the filmmakers and script-writers did a great job with the material.(there's not much you with tornadoes) I also did hate the way they got rid of Jamie Gertz' character. The film is exciting and the characters are interesting. This film is definitely a must-see.


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