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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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Catch the Wind  »

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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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The 21 August 1995 draft of the screenplay credits Joss Whedon and Jeff Nathanson as writers. Niether are credited in the final film. See more »

Goofs

In the auto shop outside the drive-in movie theatre, the pickup truck is hit by a flying car, and one side of the truck falls into the service pit. In the next scene, the same truck falls into the pit again. See more »

Quotes

Beltzer: Hey there professor, I think I fixed it.
Jo: [dish sparks] Fuck me, this thing is useless!
Beltzer: Sorry, Jo.
Jo: [dish works] That's good!Thats Good! Beltzer get me a reading.
Beltzer: Hang on a second, boss lady, hold your horses. Which way you want it, Jo?
Jo: Looks like the dry line has stalled. A sector scan of West North-West look for rotation and increase the PRF.
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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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Spoofed in Disaster Movie (2008) See more »

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Virtual Reality
Music by Rusted Root
Lyrics by Michael Glabicki
Produced by Rusted Root and Tim Bomba
Performed by Rusted Root
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Don't get caught up in it
5 February 2004 | by (Rugby, England) – See all my reviews

Despite the odd exceptional piece of film-making from Tarantino or Spielberg, I think it is fair to say that the 90s was the decade of the blockbuster. Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews will know that I am a big fan of Hollywood cinema. Being a true child of the 90s, I was brought up on a strict diet of DVDs, Sony Playstations and the internet. However, this does not mean I appreciate any old dross.

And this is dross.

Beginning to end this movie is one big cliche. The characters are one-dimensional, the story is predictable, and the acting is average. What's that I hear you cry? This is all to be expected from a big-budget blockbuster, so long as the special effects are good? Fair point.

But they're not.

In comparison to some of the other blockbusters we were given in the decade of the spectacle, ('Independence Day' and even 'Waterworld') this pales.

I'm not looking for deep hidden meanings, or character development, or commentaries on social issues. Just a few decent performances from a strong cast, and a half-decent script. Is that so much to ask?

Apparently so.

One star.


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