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22 July 2011 (Canada) See more »
An American company inadvertently unleashes a magnetic vortex on an unprepared world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Well done for low-budget, but banal and boring See more (19 total) »


  (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

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
Andrew E. 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 Jose Lopez .... key makeup artist (as Marie-Josée Lopez)
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
Salma Ayache .... dialogue transcription
Matt Gorzkowski .... assistant sound effects editor
Ray Gould .... foley artist
Michael Hanlan .... sound re-recording mixer
David Ho .... adr 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/dolly 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
Bill St. John .... camera operator
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
Brent Waffle .... casting associate
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 Hanson .... third assistant director (as Ryan Hansen)
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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This movie shows many screen of China,however,it never shows in China.See more »
Michael Edwards:Nick, I told you to stay in the office.
Nick Edwards:But the office got magnetized.
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References "Reba" (2001)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Well done for low-budget, but banal and boring, 27 August 2013
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

"Metal Tornado" (2011) is another Syfy creature feature, although this time the "monster" is -- you guessed it -- a metal tornado, a magnetic vortex that attracts an increasing amount of metal objects (cars, toasters, etc.) and moves about according to an iron vein under the earth.

Aside from the protagonist Lou Diamond Phillips and Kate Drummond, the latter as a barely seen biker babe, the cast is blasé (although the youth who plays Diamond's son is good). Nicole de Boer is also on hand.

As noted in my title blurb, "Metal Tornado" is surprisingly well done for a made-for-TV creature feature; unfortunately it's unmemorable. There's nothing about it that makes it standout from the scores of similar TV movies. Although it tries to work up suspense, it lacks drive, and it's definitely NOT horrifying. Ultimately, it just comes across as hackneyed and forgettable.

"Metal Tornado" is only worth viewing if you have a preference for one or more of the cast members and you have an unquenchable hunger for these types of trite movies.

The story takes place in Pennsylvania, with many shots of Philadelphia (and some of Paris), but the film was shot in Ottawa.

The runtime is 90 minutes.


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