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Night of the Twisters ()


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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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Dan Hatch
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Arthur Jones
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Jack Hatch
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Laura Hatch
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Stacey Jones
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Bob Irisen
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Grandma Belle Hatch
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Jenny
Alex Lastewka ...
Ryan Hatch
Thomas Lastewka ...
Ryan Hatch
Megan Kitchen ...
Ronnie Vae
Graham McPherson ...
Calvert
Ted Simonett ...
Stan
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Tough Guy (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Don Allison ...
Phil
Markus Parilo ...
Harry
Rex Hagon ...
News Anchor
Deborah DeMille ...
Maggie (as Deborah deMille)
David Berni ...
Policeman in Gym
Wendy Hopkins ...
Policewoman
Eric Coates ...
Dave in Cell
Cheryl Swarts ...
Dave's Wife
Scott Wickware ...
Fireman - Underpass
Lucas Denton ...
Dave's Son
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Farm Mother
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Sarah
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Farm Dad
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Gus

Directed by

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Timothy Bond ... (directed by)

Written by

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Ivy Ruckman ... (novel "Night of the Twisters")
 
Sam Graham ... (teleplay) &
Chris Hubbell ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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William F. Burns ... executive producer
John Calvert ... line producer
Anne Marie La Traverse ... executive producer
Michael Lambermont ... producer
Wayne Rogers ... executive producer (as Wayne M. Rogers)
Stephen Roloff ... producer
Sean Ryerson ... producer

Music by

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Lawrence Shragge ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Peter Benison ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Gary L. Smith ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Bob Ablack ... colorist
Paul Deakin ... on-line editor
Shannon Farrell ... post-production coordinator
John Harcourt ... post-production director
Brian Lovery ... colorist
Brigitte Rabazo ... assistant editor
Kevin Slater ... post-production assistant

Production Design by

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Stephen Roloff

Art Direction by

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Adam Kolodziej

Set Decoration by

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Paula Deresti

Costume Design by

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Sherry McMorran

Makeup Department

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Katarina Chovanec ... hair stylist
Ava Stone ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Steve D'Onofrio ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chris Lamon ... third assistant director
Ron Oxley ... second assistant director
Jamie Paul Rock ... second unit director
William Spahic ... first assistant director (as Bill Spahie)
Joanne Tickle ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Rob Ballantyne ... first assistant art director
David Best ... art department assistant
Kirk Cheney ... construction coordinator
Victoria Dobson ... assistant designer
Renee Durham ... second assistant art director
Robert Hamilton ... set dresser
Frauke Illing ... props buyer
Bruce Mailing ... buyer
Darren Marsman ... property master
Keith Reaume ... set dresser
Jim Veale ... head carpenter
George Venckus ... lead dresser
Richard S. Walker ... lead props

Sound Department

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Tony Currie ... dialogue editor
Christopher Donaldson ... sound effects assistant
Paul Griffin ... assistant dialogue editor
Jack Heeren ... re-recording mixer
David Horton ... boom operator
John Laing ... adr editor
David McCallum ... sound effects editor
Dino Pigat ... re-recording mixer
Valentin Pricop ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Michael Kavanagh ... special effects (as Michael Kavanaugh)
Jim McGillivary ... special effects key (uncredited)
David Reaume ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Paul Cormack ... digital compositor
Mike Day ... lead animator
Noel Hooper ... digital compositor
Neil Williamson ... digital effects designer
Peter Denomme ... producer: visual effects: Calibre Digital Pictures (uncredited)

Stunts

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Mic Jones ... stunt double
Steve Lucescu ... stunt coordinator
Maxine Dumont ... stunt double (uncredited)
Steve Lucescu ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bryan Thomas ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Fennessey ... generator operator
Roger Glidden ... grip
Ernie Kestler ... focus puller
Kevin LeBlanc ... second assistant camera (as Kevin Michael Leblanc)
Kevin Murphy ... second camera operator
Steve Myers ... best boy
John Rogers ... gaffer
Chris Schillinger ... grip
Norman Smith ... key grip
Neil Trafford ... camera trainee
Scott Wenge ... assistant grip
Billy Wilson ... electrician
Kenneth J. Withers ... camera operator (as Ken Withers)
John Medland ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Donna Dupere ... extras casting
Sharon Forrest ... casting: open (as Sharon Forest)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Heather Blurton ... wardrobe assistant
Victoria Dobson ... assistant costume designer
Anita Simard ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Brandon Long ... location production assistant
Chris Shaw ... location assistant
Eric T. Snyder ... location manager (as Erick Snyder)

Transportation Department

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Robert Whelan Jr. ... driver

Other crew

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Allison Brenner ... production assistant
Mark Bukator ... production accountant
Robert Crawford Jr. ... executive consultant (as Robert L. Crawford)
Ruth Dyer ... publicity: Atlantis Films Limited
Bruce D. Johnson ... executive consultant
Randi Kirshenbaum ... legal counsel
Nick Kontsalakis ... assistant accountant
Kirsten Marshall ... production coordinator
Craig Merritt ... production controller
Shannon O'Connor ... researcher
Karen Osmer ... publicity: The Family Channel
Daniela Saioni ... script supervisor
Timothy Storey ... production secretary
Barbara Chomos ... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines They never saw it coming. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La nuit du cyclone (France)
  • Twisters - Die Nacht der Wirbelstürme (Germany)
  • La noche de los tornados (Spain)
  • I tornadons öga (Sweden)
  • Tornado a Fúria (Brazil)
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  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Dan Hitch (Devon Sawa) says "just because you know the future, doesn't mean you can change it. Devon Sawa starred in Final Destination (2000) about a boy who has a premonition about a plane crash, then cheats death. See more »
Goofs Just before the tornado hits Dan Hatch's house, two scenes showing the shingles on the roof lifting up also show the rain falling vertically. Winds strong enough to cause the roof tiles to lift up would violently blow the rain almost horizontally. See more »
Movie Connections References The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »
Crazy Credits The ending credits do not display the full cast. See more »
Quotes Arthur Jones: [spinning a piece of wood on a rope] It's twister Auntie Em! It's twister! AAAAAAH!
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