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Atomic Twister (2002)

The staff of a nuclear reactor must struggle to avert a disaster when tornadoes cause damage that threatens to start a meltdown.

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Cast

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Corrine Maguire
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Deputy Jake Hannah
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Securityman Stu
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Potter (as Johnny Blick)
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Maguire's Neighbor
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Gloria
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When tornadoes hit a nuclear power plant, critically damaging the plant's cooling system, the results could be catastrophic. Atomic Twister, a countdown to disaster, traces an extraordinary day in the lives of small town citizens who unexpectedly find themselves facing the possibility of mass destruction. Written by Anonymous

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It Takes A Disaster to Make A Hero. See more »


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9 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Alerte maximum  »

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Goofs

When discovering the diesel generator, the original blueprints are stated to be from 1967. When Manuel tells Corrnie about it, he says the generator hasn't been used in 50 years. As the film takes place in 2002, that would make the generator only 35 years old, and as the plant was modernized in 1987, the generator wouldn't have been used for only 15 years. See more »

Quotes

[There are strong winds outside the police station]
Police Officer: It's only a tornado watch right now!
Jake: Of course! They only give you a tornado warning when your house is 50 feet from where you built it!
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Features Twister (1996) See more »

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Entertaining
17 February 2004 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

Well, the total loss of technical accuracy does make this movie impossible to take seriously. Those of us in the industry, though, regard this as an outstanding comedy! We laugh, we cry, we sob, we roll on the floor!

Please, release this on video!! There are days I could use the laugh!


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