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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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Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,304,300 (UK) (16 August 1996)

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ITL 10,363,429,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)
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Trivia

The real town of Wakita, Oklahoma had part of its old downtown area demolished by the film crew for the scenes after the twister passes. The studio then paid for the downtown to be rebuilt. The town also kept the new fire truck used in the film. See more »

Goofs

While Bill and Jo are arguing in her truck en route to the reported location of a twister, Belzter and Haynes are seen laughing while listening in on them. This would not have been possible unless the mic was keyed the entire time, which would also make Beltzer's call to them that he had spotted the twister impossible to hear. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jonas Miller: Today, we're gonna make history, so stick around. 'Cause the days of sniffing the dirt are over.
Laurence: Better than what *you* sniff.
Bill: We'll see who gets there first... "pal".
Dr. Jonas Miller: [to Bill] Oh, by the way. I really enjoy your weather reports.
[Jonas' crew laugh]
Bill: [runs at Jonas] You slime! I'm not through with you yet!
[Jo's crew break up the fight]
Laurence: [of Jonas] He's a corporate kiss-butt, man!
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Crazy Credits

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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Broken
Written by Tanya Donelly (as Tanya Donnely)
Performed by Belly
Courtesy of Reprise Records/4AD
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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WHAT THE HELL IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM WITH THIS FILM
13 January 2003 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

Ever since this films release in 1996, its very title has become synonymous with Bad films. Its been labelled stupid, loud, dumb and every other thing you can think of. Whilst I admit that the script aint hot and there's no real story in the film, the action is great, the special effects are brilliant, the film moves fast and provides a slambang rocking good ride. Im sorry that more films like this are not made. I love this film. When i saw it at the theatre, i was blown away (no pun intended). Bill paxton does a good job in the lead (yeah people have said that he is dull and that they should have found someone with more charisma. PUHLLLEASSSEEE). I'll watch this film a thousand times between now and the day I die. And for all the geniuses out there who call this film Crap. I hope you all get swept up in a windstorm, I really do. GREAT JOB JAN DEBONT


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