A scientist (Gerald McRaney) perfects a tornado-warning system and tries to convince residents of a nearby town that a deadly twister is approaching.

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Dr. Jake Arledge
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Dee Mazur
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Kirt Reid
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Mark Scott
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Mayor McAnders
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Steve
Blake Taylor ...
Ted
Rhiannon Benedict ...
Norma (as Valerie Wynne)
Pauline Broderick ...
Marie
Raimey Gallant ...
Sarah
Onalee Ames ...
Mrs. Whiteson
Robert Huculak ...
Mr. Whiteson
David Brown ...
Sheriff Miller (as Dave Brown)
Mariam Bernstein ...
Nancy Pat
Gordon Tanner ...
Stormchaser #1 (as Gord Tanner)
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A scientist (Gerald McRaney) perfects a tornado-warning system and tries to convince residents of a nearby town that a deadly twister is approaching.

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It's the storm of the century. Only one man knows where it will strike... and they won't believe him!

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13 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Opération tornades  »

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"Smoke'n Bob's" Hot Dog cart, seen in one of the town scenes, is a dead giveaway for the Winnipeg shooting location. Also recognizable: the Garry Theatre. See more »

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The notion of opening windows when a tornado approaches went out with the Eighties. There is no way a tornado expert like Dr. Arledge would be advising to do such a thing in 2002. See more »

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Must see to believe
25 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a complete and total embarrassment. I couldn't believe how

cheap and awful it was. I mean, just ridiculous. Why would PAX bother to make a movie that's so horrific and embarrassing when they could probably get the

same ratings airing their reruns of Touched by an Angel and Diagnosis Murder

instead? If anyone sees this, the film's representation of a "parade" (this small town's annual celebration/parade are endangered by an approaching tornado)

is truly pathetic. It's one of those movie parades where all you seem to see is the trail end of it -- in one shot they show one lone clown walking along as if that constitutes a parade. And they have about 10 extras watching the parade as if that's the entire town.

Joan Van Ark tries hard, but she clearly received very poor direction. Her comic take on her drawling character just doesn't fit with the rest of the movie, which takes itself fairly seriously. This movie to me is the nadir of what the

once-awesome TV-movie has degenerated into. Look what the genre that gave

us The Burning Bed and Brian's Song has ultimately become... a cheap way for

a cheap network like PAX to fill airtime. Depressing.


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