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Night of the Twisters (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | TV Movie 14 February 1996
The residents of a small town come face to face with a deadly and unpredictable series of tornadoes. Among them is one boy struggling to keep his family safe in the dangerous weather.

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Timothy Bond

Writers:

Ivy Ruckman (novel), Sam Graham (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Dan Hatch
Amos Crawley ... Arthur Jones
John Schneider ... Jack Hatch
Lori Hallier ... Laura Hatch
Laura Bertram ... Stacey Jones
David Ferry ... Bob Irisen
Helen Hughes ... Grandma Belle Hatch
Jhene Erwin ... Jenny
Alex Lastewka Alex Lastewka ... Ryan Hatch
Thomas Lastewka Thomas Lastewka ... Ryan Hatch
Megan Kitchen Megan Kitchen ... Ronnie Vae
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Calvert
Ted Simonett Ted Simonett ... Stan
Dan Petronijevic ... Tough Guy (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Don Allison Don Allison ... Phil
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Storyline

A Nebraska farm community is plagued by a storm with a series of tornados acting against normal patterns. Dan is left at home to look after his baby brother Ryan along with his friend Arthur while Dan's mother is at work. His stepfather goes to check on his grandmother. When a tornado destroys the house, Dan and Arthur attempt to re-unite the family Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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No one saw it coming See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Twisters See more »

Filming Locations:

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Night of the Twisters aired on Feburary 16th, 2002 on the television channel RTL 2 in Germany. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when the Hatches, Jenny and Bob outrun the tornado in their vehicles, they all park under an overpass for shelter. However while only Bob and Jenny exit their vehicle and the Hatches remain in their station wagon, weather experts have noted that it is extremely dangerous to take shelter under overpasses due to the Bernoulli effect, increasing the tornado danger by increasing wind speeds and funneling debris under the overpass. See more »

Quotes

Stacey Jones: [Stacy and Ronnie notice Danny and Arther wrestling on the ground] I hope I'm not interrupting anything too... macho?
Dan Hatch: No no... we were, just uh... testing the ground.
Arthur Jones: Yeah!
Dan Hatch: Nice and soft.
Stacey Jones: Hmm.
Arthur Jones: So uh, did Mom and Dad leave yet?
Stacey Jones: Yeah, big romantic weekend out on the lake.
Dan Hatch: So, uh, who's looking after you guys?
Stacey Jones: I'm in charge.
Arthur Jones: What could happen?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits do not display the full cast. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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TV Goes TWISTER...
4 September 2001 | by supercellSee all my reviews

... And in my humble opinion does a better job of it! Okay, so NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS is a family movie, and it does gloss over the realities a bit. Also, because it's set at night, you don't get to see that much of the tornadoes.

But, for all this, I still like it better than TWISTER. At least the tornadoes in this film are comprised of real footage!


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