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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)  »

Also Known As:

Catch the Wind  »

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Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,304,300 (UK) (16 August 1996)

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ITL 10,363,429,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A jet engine from a Boeing 707 was used to generate wind in some scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Melissa is under the umbrella and talking to Dusty, her hair is alternately wet/dry between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bill: Honey, it's Meg. I gotta go.
Melissa: I'm going back.
Bill: Good, good, you'll be safe at the motel. I'll see you in the morning.
Melissa: I won't be there.
Bill: What? Why? What are you saying?
Melissa: I'm saying goodbye.
Bill: No...
Melissa: You know what? I can't compete with this. I don't even know where to start.
Bill: Wait, don't do this now, please.
Melissa: Sooner or later it would have ended, we both know that. The funny thing is... I'm not that upset. What does that mean?
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Crazy Credits

The entire end credit roll is superimposed on beauty shots of various landscapes, including some air views of farm fields, as well as views of cloudy skies. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Christine Baranski/The Cure (1996) See more »

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Motherless Child
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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WHAT THE HELL IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM WITH THIS FILM
13 January 2003 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Ever since this films release in 1996, its very title has become synonymous with Bad films. Its been labelled stupid, loud, dumb and every other thing you can think of. Whilst I admit that the script aint hot and there's no real story in the film, the action is great, the special effects are brilliant, the film moves fast and provides a slambang rocking good ride. Im sorry that more films like this are not made. I love this film. When i saw it at the theatre, i was blown away (no pun intended). Bill paxton does a good job in the lead (yeah people have said that he is dull and that they should have found someone with more charisma. PUHLLLEASSSEEE). I'll watch this film a thousand times between now and the day I die. And for all the geniuses out there who call this film Crap. I hope you all get swept up in a windstorm, I really do. GREAT JOB JAN DEBONT


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