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

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$241,688,385 (USA) (18 October 1996)
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Tom Hanks was the original choice for the role of Bill Harding. Hanks even briefly accepted the role and read lines with the cast before dropping out. Kurt Russell and Bill Paxton were also in consideration for the role. See more »

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(at around 1h 35 mins) When Jo and Bill are running from the F-5 past the fence, we see a shot of the boards being sucked up one by one. In a shot a few seconds later, we see a complete fence behind them, which then has its boards sucked up in a similar manner. See more »

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[to a terrified Melissa]
Dusty: Did you just miss that truck? That's awesome! That's AWESOME!
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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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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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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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