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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)  »

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Catch the Wind  »

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Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,071,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)

Gross:

$241,688,385 (USA) (18 October 1996)
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Trivia

"It sucks" was originally going to be used as one of the taglines for the film, but the producers felt that it worked too much to the advantage of disappointed audiences and critics. See more »

Goofs

When Melissa is at Aunt Meg's house asking why they call Bill "The Extreme," her hand jumps from her lap to her chin in between shots. See more »

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Melissa: Why do you call Billy "The Extreme?"
Dusty: Because Billy *is* "The Extreme."
Jason 'Preacher' Rowe: Bill is the most outta control son of a bitch in the game!
Bill: [looking at Jo] No, I think I came in second.
Dusty: So we get this one near Daleton, right?
Rabbit: Oh, God.
Jo: You guys have got to get some new stories. I'm gonna go wash up.
Dusty: And we are way too close. And Jo's got the vid on it right, she's filming it. And all of the sudden outta nowhere, this shitty lookin' green Valiant comes pulling up right in the way.
Beltzer: [points to Bill] And this ...
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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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Referenced in 7th Heaven: It's About George... (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

She Ain't Coming Back
Written by Chris Lindsey and Marv Green
Performed by Joe Diffie
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I like Twister
12 November 2001 | by (Lancashire, England) – See all my reviews

I get a lot of stick from friends for saying this, but: I really like Twister. I enjoy a good thoughtful film as much as the next stuck-up film snob, but I also love damned good action flicks.

Twister is a big dumb summer blockbuster with no pretensions whatsoever. I *like* the fact that the money is all up there on the screen - lots of tornadoes ripping apart farmhouses and throwing trucks around. I *like* that it's one long chase movie. I *like* looking at Helen Hunt's beautiful face. I saw Twister twice at the cinema, and at least three times since - and I've enjoyed it every single time. Can you get a better recommendation than that?

Twister will never satisfy some people... in particular, those who watch it, for some strange reason, expecting a cerebral masterpiece. Enjoy it for what it is: One of the best summer blockbusters ever.


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