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Tornado! (1996)

PG | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 7 May 1996
An accountant sent to produce an evaluation of a tornado research project, and the scientist running the project pursue tornadoes and each other.

Director:

Noel Nosseck

Writer:

John Logan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Jake Thorne
Shannon Sturges ... Samantha 'Sam' Callen
Ernie Hudson ... Dr. Joe Branson
L.Q. Jones ... Ephram Thorne
Bo Eason Bo Eason ... Tex Fulton
Charles Homet Charles Homet ... Richie Cochran
Carrie Boren Carrie Boren ... Mattie Peck
Aaron Izbicki Aaron Izbicki ... Oliver Nessle
John Mansfield John Mansfield ... Andy Ward
Jeannie Fitzsimmons Jeannie Fitzsimmons ... Margie Ward
Juli Erickson ... Zeena
Steve Flanagin ... Mr. Peck
Mona Lee Fultz ... Mrs. Peck
Carmen Nogales Carmen Nogales ... Lucy's Mother
Shannon Woodward ... Lucy
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Storyline

Jake is a storm chaser whose friend Dr. Branson has developed a machine that can help detect tornados and provide earlier warnings. Samantha 'Sam' Callen is an auditor who has come to evaluate the project and decide whether more research should be conducted or not. Jake must try and make the machine work and also convince Sam not to shut down the research. They must also dodge tornados in the meantime. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hell has no fury like a twister.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some perilous weather sequences and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Торнадо See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although it's mentioned by any character, a tornado is measured by its destructive force with the Fujita's Scale. It was named after Tetsuya Fujita, who in 1971 in collaboration with Allan Pearson created a scale to differentiate a twister according the wind speed:

F0: 60-117 km/h or 45-72 mph (light damage).

F1: 117-181 km/h or 73-112 mph (moderate damage).

F2: 181-250 km/h or 113-157 mph (significant damage).

F3: 250-320 km/h or 158-206 mph (severe damage).

F4: 320-420 km/h or 207-260 mph (devastating damage).

F5: 420-510 km/h or 261-308 mph (incredible damage).

F6: 510-610 km/h or 309-379 mph (altough initially Fujita scale have five marks, in 1999 a tornado located in Bridge CreekMoore, Oklahoma, devastated with a force more powerful never seen before. It was the only one F6 registered in history). See more »

Goofs

The Fujita Scale is not a "Wind Damage Scale." Instead, it is used to record the damage intensity done by a tornado; the wind speed is an estimate. This is evidenced further when Dr. Branson shows Sam an "F4." The F4 (which was taken in Ash Valley, KS in 1974) was classified as an F2 based on its damage, not by its size or wind speed. See more »

Quotes

Sam Callen: So, why are tornados always picking on Texas?
Dr. Branson: Could be the hats.
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I'm Worth It
Written by John Hill, Austin Roberts, and Freddie Weller
Performed by Austin Roberts
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SUPPOSED to be a B-Movie. AND...
17 March 2007 | by jmuntmootcourtSee all my reviews

Get real. Any movie starring Bruce Campbell is expected to be a B-movie. The COOL thing about that here is that instead of its counterpart, Twister, they decided on something that looked real, rather than something that looked exciting. I haven't seen Twister since I saw it in the theater. It blew, and I didn't give a crap about any of the characters or the story. As far as I'm concerned, THEY ripped THIS off, and made it a "sensation" of CGI crap. The characters are more believable, as are the effects and the story. I may have rated this a 6, but Twister is about a 2...and only because of the flying cow and Bill Paxton is it not a 1.


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