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An American company inadvertently unleashes a magnetic vortex on an unprepared world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Metal Tornado – DVD Review
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Metal Tornado (2012)
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Lou Diamond Phillips Will Attempt to Save the World from a Metal Tornado
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  (in credits order)

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Michael Edwards

Nicole de Boer ... Rebecca (as Nicole Deboer)

Greg Evigan ... Jonathan Kane

Stephen MacDonald ... Nick Edwards (as Stephen Macdonald)

John Maclaren ... Ron
Cinthia Burke ... Lisa
Sophie Gendron ... Allysa Winters
Frank Schorpion ... Greg

Alexis Maitland ... Megan

Rob Stewart ... Dennis Porter

Jon McLaren ... Shane

Sean Tucker ... Sheriff Joe Riley

Kate Drummond ... Wendy

Teri Loretto ... Marjorie

Robert Reynolds ... Stan Brooks
Paul Rainville ... Paul
Landon Hicks ... Trail Bike Rider
Mark Slacke ... Woodsman
Christopher Wyllie ... Albert Miller (as Chris Wyllie)
Todd Duckworth ... Stephen Winters
Ross Wilson ... Priest

Claudia Jurt ... Deputy Barker

Pamela Masey ... Linda Bradshaw
Jack Eyamie ... Hank Brooks
Tim Finnigan ... Young Farmer
Victor Cornfoot ... Police Officer
Geoff McBride ... Mr. Whalen
Geoff McBride ... Mr. Whalen
Henry Kwok ... Detective
Terry Green ... General Dawkins

Camille Solari ... Melissa
Claude Naubert ... Jacques

Daniel Simpson ... Kevin the Security Guard

Caroline Redekopp ... TV Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Lummiss ... Security guard

J.F. Dufault ... Patient (uncredited)
Paul Finnigan ... Dr. Crawford (uncredited)
Jolanta Mojsej ... Corporate Executive (uncredited)
Simon Seline ... Scientist (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Yang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jason Bourque  screenplay
Andrew C. Erin  screenplay
Travis Stevens  story
Gordon Yang  story

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Neil Bregman .... executive producer
Curtis Crawford .... producer
Pierre David .... executive producer
Antony I. Ginnane .... executive producer
E. Andrew Pecs .... associate producer (as Andrew Pecs)
John Tarver .... associate producer
Stefan Wodoslawsky .... producer
Gordon Yang .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Bowers 
Cinematography by
Bill St. John 
Film Editing by
Marie Lou Gingras 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Ginette D'Amico 
Ilona Smyth 
Art Direction by
Csaba András Kertész 
Makeup Department
Carly Basso .... key hair stylist
Marie-Josée Lopez .... key makeup artist
Michelle-Anne .... set assistant makeup artist
Marie-Eve St Pierre .... assistant makeup artist
Ashley Dawn Szabadi .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Marie Allard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Cordileone .... second assistant director: second unit
Curtis Crawford .... second unit director
Ulric Marcotte .... third assistant director
Michael Tassie .... second assistant director
Stewart Young .... first assistant director
Art Department
Baron Bryant .... key decorator
Pascal Delorme .... storyboard artist
Kate Derrick .... assistant property master
Kate Derrick .... property buyer
Fanny Gauthier .... assistant decorator
Csaba András Kertész .... unit production designer
Mauricio Ortiz .... on set dresser
Andrew Tait .... costume design (as Andy Tait)
Tim Winchester .... props master
Sound Department
Matt Gorzkowski .... assistant sound effects editor
Ray Gould .... foley artist
Michael Hanlan .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Vaughan .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Adeline Aubame .... lead technical director: Artifex Animation Studios
Emmanuel Bazin .... matte painting/concept: Artifex Animation Studios
Florent Cachot .... visual effects artist: Artifex Animation Studios
Pascal Depocas .... digital compositor: Artifex Animation Studios
Benoit Duchesneau .... visual effects artist: Artifex Animation Studios
Yoann Gagnon .... digital artist: Artifex Animation Studios
Emanuelle Gill .... models and texture: Artifex Animation Studios
Marc Hall .... visual effects supervisor: Artifex Animation Studios
Luis Martino .... additional visual effects
Marc A. Vezina .... cgi production manager
Eduardo Villarreal .... digital compositor
Eduardo Villarreal .... lighting td
Camera and Electrical Department
Andreas Borrel .... gaffer
Albert Camicioli .... still photographer
Jesse Clark .... second assistant camera
Robert Courtemanche .... electrician
Robert Courtemanche .... key grip: second unit
Curtis Dickie .... key grip
Cody Eason .... grip
Cody Eason .... lighting technician
Jason Gallinger .... electrician
Ryan Hanson .... electrician
Jordan Jensen .... data management technician
Cody Johnson .... grip
Martin Malecek .... lighting technician
David McNichol .... electrician (as Dave McNicoll)
Eva Percewicz .... first assistant camera
Cameron Preyde .... second unit
Tom Reid .... grip
Jessie Turner .... first assistant camera: second unit
Sabrina Van Hoof .... grip
Animation Department
Pascal Delorme .... layout artist
Casting Department
Lisa Parasyn .... casting
Paul Ruddy .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chris Charbonneau .... swing wardrobe
Olivier Dube .... swing wardrobe
Graham Gauthier .... swing wardrobe
Magdalena Szuba .... key wardrobe dresser
Editorial Department
Luis Martino .... assistant picture editor
Luis Martino .... packaging editor
Rhuland Proudfoot .... assembly editor
Transportation Department
Scott Bassarab .... driver
Shamso Bihi .... driver
Genevieve Brown .... driver
Stéphane Cloutier .... driver
Kate Grimes .... driver
Jessica Laight .... driver
Paul Sanchez .... driver
Michel Saule .... driver
Blake Spence .... driver: second unit
Yvan Tessier .... unit driver
Other crew
Mark Ahee .... mechanical effects supervisor
Nina Bains .... assistant production coordinator
Nancy Boucher .... unit manager
Genevieve Brown .... craft assistant
Annie Coutu .... production coordinator: second unit
Cory Covert .... security
Anthony Crawford .... security
Nick Di Saverio .... security
Benjamin Dionne .... assistant unit manager
Celeste Dube .... third assistant director
Mark Dzikowski .... car wrangler
Mark Dzikowski .... craft assistant
Andrew C. Erin .... screenplay by
Rachel Fallis .... location manager
Caroline Gauthier .... production assistant
Allison Gunn .... craft service
Dylan Hankinson .... key technician
Ryan Hansen .... third assistant director
Angelia Hughes .... craft assistant
Marika Lapointe .... location scout
Reyn Layer .... security
Marie Lemay .... production coordinator (as M.E. Lemay)
Monique Malenfant .... production coordinator
Ted Moffitt .... security
Liam Nicholas Moore .... location manager
Ron Muise .... unit manager
Michael Pembroke .... assistant unit manager
Sherri Rickman .... assistant to Pierre David
Ben Rowe .... security
Jordan Roy .... production assistant
Garin Sparks .... on-set medic
Anthony Valenti .... assistant accountant
Lisa Virtue .... script supervisor
Laura Vizbara .... office assistant
Robert Wagner .... security
Emily Yaeger .... production secretary
Ryan Zedic .... assistant location manager

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Rated PG for disaster action/peril and mild language
90 min
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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Touching the sun and regretting it, 2 August 2012
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

Trying to find a new, much more powerful way of using solar energy, scientists are setting free a magnetic field which roams across the country, whirling around every kind of metal thing, until the effect is a metal tornado which destroys towns almost like a very big lawnmower. Every time the hero is asked just how scientific the whole thing is, he says something like "No time to explain now", and starts to run. So much for that. Following the clichés of the genre, there is a rebellious genius, warning that a catastrophe is near, and an evil business man who wants to hush the whole thing up even at the cost of some lives. With increasing power of the storm, they have to work together and find a possible solution, though.

Yes, it's a typical genre movie going by the checklist what's got to be in there, but still it was better than I expected. It was wise just to put a town in Pennsylvania in danger, not having to save the whole world this time. A parallel event in Paris is also described, the Eiffel tower being a perfect choice for any catastrophe related to magnetism, but since all the main characters are in the US, this string of the story remains pale.

Even if the special effects are very, very cheap - such as rattling a shelf with tin cans to show the tornado is approaching - it looks okay for a TV production. Always keep in mind we are talking about small budget TV here, comparisons to Hollywood blockbusters with their enormous technical capabilities are therefore neither reasonable nor fair. Taking that into consideration, I vote 6 of 10.

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