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Low Budget Film Making

6/10
Author: Jsqrd from United States
6 June 2008

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I'm going to first state that I have no film making experience. I'm one who is trying to break into the movie/TV business as a storyboard artist and the comic book industry as an illustrator. I've seen this movie more than once and I've felt inspired to write a review. First this movie has some great character actors, I think their talent really shows. I think the story plot was decent, however I got the impression that the budget of the film was not enough for the special effects the script called for. I think with the cast and a script written around the budget of the film, there could have been a better movie made. Some story elements that I feel should have been eliminated are, the two girls in the office. I feel they were not necessary for the story. Mentioning that Theresa was a bodybuilder really didn't serve a purpose. The scene with Don hiding in Theresa's van and pulls a gun on her seemed a little excessive and out of place. He was not a threat to her so why does he need a gun? Overall I don't think ridiculing Cree Putney and the others who produced this movie is really necessary, it still had an interesting story and he had some great talent. So for that I gave it six stars.

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Sharon Bruneau YAY, the movie NAY

2/10
Author: gridoon2014
13 May 2009

Until today, I thought that Rachel McLish was the most beautiful female bodybuilder ever to appear in a movie, but now I discovered Sharon Bruneau through "Tonardo Run" and she gives Rachel STRONG competition for that title. Sadly, she doesn't get any opportunities to show her stuff in action scenes. But what action scenes? Most of them are stock footage (from obviously different film stock), and those few that aren't, are completely amateurish. I personally have always found aerial dogfights a little dull, but they have never been duller than in "Tornado Run". The direction is completely unenergetic, and coupled with a music score that sounds as if it came out of a B&W 1940's movie, technical quality so low that you sometimes can't even hear the dialogue, and actors that you've never heard of (and never will), make "Tornado Run" a sleep-inducer. I'm only giving it a 2/10 instead of 1 because of the sexy Sharon; I'm glad to see that she's still working in the film industry (according to IMDb, she was a stunt driver in "Fast And Furious", 2009).

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Direct to video cheapy

Author: William (williamnorton316@hotmail.com) from Seattle, Washington
16 April 1999

Don't let the packaging fool you, for this very low budget movie is very poor looking. Two businessmen have a TV remote control that can light the fuse of explosive hidden in cars and homes of important embassy leaders, and it's up to a so-called elite squad of soldier to stop them. The flying footage is old stock footages that doesn't match the film footage. The film is really poorly made, and I tried my best to like it, but no luck. The ending is a letdown! If the film had an extra 200,000 grand, it might have worked better in production.

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Ed Wood meets Top Gun

10/10
Author: gorpik from Spain
15 March 2008

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'Tornado Run' is to 'Top Gun' as 'R.O.T.O.R.' is to 'Robocop', for those in the know.

Some friends of mine happened to present my with this oeuvre for my birthday. So I organised to view the movie all together, and it was a riot.

IMDb warns you about not writing spoilers in your comments; quite difficult to write them in this case, as none of us had a clear idea of the plot. Sure, there are some baddies with a remote control (a wireless phone, in fact) that activates some bombs around the world, and the goodies fly an elite (ahem) combat patrol. But why do they do it? Where in the world are the baddies? Why are they sending a group of aircraft, when it is clear that they are inside some office building? And what happens in the end? No idea.

Use of stock footage is wonderful. It looks like they selected the images containing the most varied array of aircraft they could find, so they never match each other even if remotely. And the bad girls wardrobe is equally abysmal, changing every other scene for no apparent reason. They seem taken from a cheap soft-core production, as you could expect.

So, if you plan on having a great laugh with a group of friends, this is your film. Otherwise, stay clear.

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