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Storm in the Heartland (2009) (TV) More at IMDbPro »Tornado Valley (original title)

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Storm in the Heartland -- Estranged couple and meteorologists, Liz and Matt, come over their differences to save their daughter and her mute aunt Ellie, as a freak tornado threatens to rip apart their lives again.
Storm in the Heartland -- Trailer for this natural disaster thriller


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Andrew C. Erin (written by) and
Aaron Kim Johnston (written by)
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1 February 2009 (USA) See more »
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Liz McAdams is haunted by the memories of a tornado that destroyed her home 25 years ago. Now a professional storm tracker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Meredith Monroe ... Liz McAdams

Cameron Bancroft ... Matt McAdams

Pascale Hutton ... Ellie Wilson
Rachel Pattee ... Becky McAdams

Duncan Fraser ... Hank Wilson

Ashley Michaels ... Nora

Christine Chatelain ... Helen

Shaun Benson ... Bobby

Garry Chalk ... Vince Johnson

Mark Pawson ... Young Hank
Emma Karwandy ... Young Ellie

Jessica McLeod ... Young Liz (as Jessica Mcleod)
Eileen Pedde ... Colleen
Ashley Harry ... Young Nora
Peter Abrams ... Gerry
Keith Martin Gordey ... Frank Fry
Brad Williams ... Dean Jenkins
Derek Green ... Doug Mitchell

Directed by
Andrew C. Erin 
Writing credits
Andrew C. Erin (written by) and
Aaron Kim Johnston (written by)

Produced by
Breanne Hartley .... co-producer
Noel Hedges .... executive producer
Timothy O. Johnson .... executive producer
Shannon McA'Nulty .... associate producer
David Rempel .... co-producer
Michelle Samuels .... line producer
Kirk Shaw .... producer
Stacey Shaw .... associate producer
Original Music by
Kevin Blumenfeld 
Cinematography by
Mahlon Todd Williams (director of photography) (as Todd Williams)
Film Editing by
Tony Kent 
Casting by
Laura Toplass  (as Laura Brooke Toplass)
Production Design by
Monika Choynowski 
Set Decoration by
Alexandra Rojek 
Costume Design by
Angelina Kekich 
Makeup Department
Bernardo Fernandez .... first assistant hair stylist
Elisabeth Jolliffe .... first assistant makeup artist (as Elizabeth Joliffe)
Amanda McGowan .... key makeup artist (as Amanda Mcgowan)
Marnie Wong .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Charlotte Clark-Gamache .... post-production supervisor
Michelle Samuels .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Heimbecker .... second assistant director
Cindy L. Irwin .... third assistant director (as Cindy Irwin)
Matthias Mellinghaus .... first assistant director
Alison Rasberry .... trainee assistant director (as Alison Low)
Art Department
Christopher di Armani .... props master (as Christopher Di Armani)
Alexandra Jastrzembska .... dresser (as Alexandra Jastrzemboka)
Bernie Neufeld .... lead greens
Gareth Samuels .... on-set dresser
Charlie Schrodt .... dresser (as Charles Schrodt)
Brendan Taylor .... lead dresser
Oscar Trainor .... assistant set decorator (as M. Oscar Trainor)
Melinda Watts .... on-set props
Sound Department
Hennie Britton .... foley engineer
Derick Cobden .... sound supervisor
Matthew Gionet .... sound supervisor (as Matt Gionet)
Gord Hillier .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Keeping .... foley artist (as Michael P Keeping)
Mario Loubert .... sound effects editor
Chris Ove .... dialogue editor
Tony Poulsen .... boom operator
Jo Rossi .... sound re-recording mixer
James Schoening .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Brant McIlroy .... special effects supervisor
Martin Testa .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mack Benz .... visual effects producer
Steve Cropo .... 2D compositor
Youngbin Eun .... senior 3D effects artist (as Youngin Eun)
Miles Herrington .... 3D effects artist
Michael Khazen .... visual effects assistant supervisor
Francois Latremoille .... visual effects supervisor
Thierry Latremoille .... lead 3D effects artist
Ryan Mackie .... 2D compositor
Gabriel Mandala .... 2D compositor
Geoffrey Soga .... 3D effects artist (as Geoff Soga)
Geoffrey Soga .... research and development artist (as Geoff Soga)
Mike Wearing .... 2D compositor (as Michael Wearing)
Ryan Ennis .... stunt coordinator
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Blaine Ackerly .... gaffer
Dusty Anderson .... lamp operator
Adam Braverman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Brown .... rigging best boy
George Campbell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Sasha Chrosciewicz .... best boy grip (as Sasha Chroseciewicz)
Scooter Corkle .... lamp operator
Tony Durke .... lamp operator
Jennie Empey .... lamp operator (as Jen Empey)
Ted Fanyeck .... key grip
Damien Giles .... grip
Curtis Herbert .... dolly grip
Andy Hodgson .... grip
Tamara Jones .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tammy Jones)
Shauna Lee .... camera trainee
Matt Norton .... rigging lamp operator
Martin Oicle .... grip
Riley Pearcy .... best boy electric
Joe Pittam .... generator operator
Robin Smith .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jason S.W. Uglanica .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Jason Uglanica)
Richard Walden .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeff Weddell .... stills photographer
Katie Yu .... stills photographer
Casting Department
Kara Eide .... casting assistant
L.A. Hilts .... background casting (as LA Hilts)
Tiffany Mak .... casting associate
Cherish Sampson .... background casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Barry .... set supervisor
Marie Hock .... assistant costume designer
Kai Siperko .... truck costumer
Editorial Department
Carey Dickson .... post-production coordinator
Todd Giroux .... technical supervisor
Kelly Golby .... assistant on-line editor
Ben Kennedy .... second assistant editor
Jason Koroluk .... on-line editor
Lorne Miess .... colorist
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Darryl Whetung .... assistant editor
Location Management
Tom Hoeverman .... location manager
Otto Mak .... location scout
John Mio .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Richard Chilton .... transport coordinator
Stephen Cholakis .... transport captain
Billy McRobbie .... driver
Christina Ollson .... driver: cast
Ian Quartermain .... driver
Gary Sarai .... driver (as Garry Sarai)
Taylor Sarai .... driver
Other crew
Karen Austin .... production accountant
Todd Baiden .... chef: Critics Choice Caterers
John Balfour .... background wrangler
Louise D. Bourassa .... key production assistant (as Louise Bourassa)
Candice Fabbiano .... assistant craft service
Candice Fabbiano .... assistant first aid
Devon Gunderson .... second assistant production coordinator
Breanne Hartley .... manager of business affairs
Darren Howard .... security coordinator
Jesse Hughes .... production assistant
John Jesten .... sous chef: Critics Choice Caterers
Annie-Claude Langlois .... production coordinator
Lisa Larson .... security coordinator: studio
Lori Marshall .... studio manager
Eliah Matthew .... assistant sous chef: Critics Choice Caterers
Colin L. McCarthy .... key production assistant (as Colin McCarthy)
Shaunna Mitchell .... payroll accountant
Ejigayehu Molla .... accounting assistant
James Morin .... production assistant
Sandy Murphy .... operator: Critics Choice Caterers
Lorna Pineda .... accounting assistant
Sandy Reynolds .... craft service
Sandy Reynolds .... first aid
Solange Riendeau .... key production assistant
Dan Schubert .... first assistant production coordinator
Linda Sims .... controller
Devi Singh .... assistant: Mr. Shaw
Leah Tanafranca .... payroll accountant
Sarah Tarry .... legal services: Heenan Blaikie LLP
Lilian Umurungi .... business affairs assistant
Lisa Wilder .... script supervisor
Andrew Zoczab .... production assistant (as Andrew Koczab)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Exile VFX (animation and visual effects) (as Exile Visual Effects)
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Also Known As:
"Tornado Valley" - USA (original title)
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Wow! This is pretty sad., 10 May 2010
Author: innocuous from Raleigh, NC, USA

I can't say that this film is actually "awful." It's just not very good. There's not as much action as you might expect and the CGI tornadoes are pretty weak. (Everybody stands around in bright sunlight and a little wind comes up. The next thing you know, a tornado funnel that appears to be about 20' across just drops down into the meadow and pulls somebody away...very slowly. There's no sense of collateral damage, ferocious winds, or even darkened skies. No rain, hail, or flying debris. It's sort of a four-year-old's conception of a tornado.)

This would be bad enough, but the "family story" side of it is also pretty maudlin. I don't know who originally broadcast this, but I'm guessing it was the Hallmark Channel. Absolutely no bite to it.

Definitely not worth your time.

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