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.
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 <email@example.com>
Jonas is vilified in the film for selling out to 'corporate sponsors'. This is especially ironic considering the very prominent product placement for Pepsi. When the team is making the 'wings' for the sensors, all the cans are for Pepsi products. Additionally, in almost all the shots showing the 'Doppler', the colors spiral inwards and morph into the Pepsi yin-yang symbol. See more »
Camera crew visible reflected in sunglasses and truck doors. See more »
[Bill and Jo are in the shed hiding from the F5 tornado and bill sees water pipes coming out of the floor]
Here! These pipes go down at least thirty feet, if we anchor to them we might have a chance!
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Despite being filmed in Panavision, the "Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision" credit was used instead. See more »
Anyone who saw this movie in the theater or on a big screen TV will agree with me that "Twister" is an awesome thrill ride from beginning to end. However, if you watch this movie on a regular TV screen, you definitely don't get the full effect.
Sure the plot is about as predictable as a Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd cartoon. And sure Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt weren't A-list stars when this movie came out. However, the special effects and uniqueness really make this film worthwhile. You have to remember that when this movie came out in the summer of 1996, it was a considered a big event movie. Back then, a big budget/big event movie was considered a huge risk(i.e. Waterworld) and only came out about every 6 months. Nowadays, it seems like every movie is or tries to be a big budget/big event movie. Back then, the special effects in Twister were considered amazing and it was the first disaster movie to come out in a long time. Nowadays, most movies have some kind of special effects in them and there are tons of disaster flicks made since Twister. So, Twister was a ground breaking film and it really helped pave the way for all these high budget/special F/X films out right now.
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