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Twister (1996)

PG-13  |   |  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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The Dark Side of Nature. 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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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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Trivia

The base camp (where the crew trucks and equipment was staged) for the end sequence of the film was at a pig farm down the road from the well-house. Every morning the cast and crew were greeted by the aroma of a 2 acre pig-waste holding pond in the middle of all the trucks. See more »

Goofs

During the drive-in movie tornado scene, everyone who is in the pit seems to switch their positions constantly between shots. See more »

Quotes

Rabbit: Look, all I'm saying is don't fold the maps.
Allan Sanders: I didn't fold the maps.
Rabbit: Yeah, well Kansas is a mess, there's a big crease right through Wichita. ROLL the maps.
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Crazy Credits

Despite being filmed in Panavision, the "Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision" credit was used instead. See more »

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Soundtracks

Respect The Wind
Written and Produced by Edward Van Halen and Alex Van Halen
Performed by Edward Van Halen and Alex Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Fun Movie
7 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Twister is a fun movie to watch. I think Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt give excellent performances. This movie has a great soundtrack. I do not know why people hate this movie. This is one of Jan De Bont's best films. He also directed one of my other favorite movie Speed. Normally I think all of Van Halen's songs are trashy except for the songs for Twister. I like the sound and visual effects of this film. Not since The Wizard of Oz have I seen better tornadoes. The first time I saw this movie I was blown away. I actually like this better than Independence Day. I really like the end song "Respect the Wind" performed by Edward and Alex Van Halen. I wanna get the Twister Soundtrack.


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