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

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$92,000,000 (estimated)

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£11,304,300 (UK) (16 August 1996)

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ITL 10,363,429,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)
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Although Amblin Entertainment has collaborated with both Warner Bros. and Universal on many occasions (with Amblin co-founder Steven Spielberg having directed films for both studios), as of 2014, this film marks the only time Amblin collaborated with both studios on the same film. See more »

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During the first Twister chase when the camera cuts between inside and outside views of the truck with Billy and Jo, the amount of rain on the windshield goes from lots (view into cab) to virtually none (view out from cab). See more »

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[talking to a psychiatric patient on the phone]
Melissa: She didn't marry your penis... Okay, she didn't only marry your penis.
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Child In Time
Written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, and Jon Lord
Performed by Deep Purple
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./EMI Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Twister, not just a party game
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being from the west coast I never had a whole lot of interest in the natural phenomena showcased in this film. Where I live an inch of rain is headline news. I had absolutely no interest in Twister until I saw it was on late one boring night. Having nothing better to do, I obliged the television and payed attention. I found Twister to be what I call a nice bedtime movie. While it failed to anthropomorphize the tornado the way Backdraft successfully did with fire, the characters were well fleshed out, there was a healthy balance of comedy, drama and (at the time) cutting edge special FX. I found that as long as the viewer came in with no expectation, Twister would be a fun and easy to watch nappy time movie, perfect for watching on a rainy day, curled up with a blanket. So to sum everything up, don't expect an epic, emotionally charged extravaganza, but if you are willing to accept a decently woven story with reasonably believable characters, and have a rainy afternoon to kill, check out Twister. You shouldn't be too disappointed.


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