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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dan Hatch
... Arthur Jones
... Jack Hatch
... Laura Hatch
... Stacey Jones
... Bob Irisen
Helen Hughes ... Grandma Belle Hatch
... Jenny
Alex Lastewka ... Ryan Hatch
Thomas Lastewka ... Ryan Hatch
Megan Kitchen ... Ronnie Vae
Graham McPherson ... Calvert
Ted Simonett ... Stan
... Tough Guy (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Don Allison ... Phil
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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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The lives of the people of Blainsworth, Nebraska, are about to change forever. See more »

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Trivia

Although the film is set in Dannebrog, Nebraska, it was actually filmed in Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada. 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 »

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Jack Hatch: [Jack Hatch sees Dan and calls over to him] Hey, Danny! Saw you walking your bike.
Dan Hatch: Yeah, well, I fell off.
Jack Hatch: Well, you should have got right back on, kept riding right?
Dan Hatch: Why? I mean it was completely out of it.
Jack Hatch: Because, Dan it is important to finish the things you start.
Dan Hatch: Look, it's just a dumb bike race.
Jack Hatch: No, no, it's not just about what *it* is, it's about who *you* are.
Dan Hatch: Look, I'm not an ath, alright? And we know that for sure, OK?
Jack Hatch: Danny...
[Danny walks away from him but Jack follows Dan]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A nice movie.
8 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

A lot of people feel this movie is just a knock off of 'Twister', I would beg to differ. The real plot deals with the relationship between the teenage step son, and his step father. The storm is more the random element that brings them closer together.

I won't outline the plot, because it's already been done. However,I like this movie because it's more about the people, than the storm. So, it's not just another disaster flick. It has more heart then 'Twister'.

I like 'Twister' too, but in a different way. I try not to criticize something for being what it's not. So, I don't compare the two to each other. If you like movies that have heart, I think you'll like this one.


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