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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.

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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

In the scenes in the newsroom of a fictitious TV studio, producers actually went to Austin, Texas then-rechristened FOX affiliate, KTBC. See more »

Goofs

During the last tornado sequence in the movie, when the storm warning siren was blaring, it is shown as a one-directional siren that doesn't rotate. Storm warning sirens are either omni-directional or one-directional sirens that rotate when activated. See more »

Quotes

Jake Thorne: Hey, are we flirting here?
Sam Callen: If we are, we're rusty as hell.
Jake Thorne: Nothing a little oil won't fix.
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Soundtracks

I'm Worth It
Written by John Hill, Austin Roberts, and Freddie Weller
Performed by Austin Roberts
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A nice TV movie
28 April 2003 | by StreetwolfSee all my reviews

Sam Callen (Shannon Sturges from the TV series Savannah) gets sent to Texas to basically shut down Dr. Branson's tornado tracking machine project and gives him a few days to come up with some results for him to be able to continue his project while she gets romanced by Jake (Bruce Campbell), a tornado chasing cowboy and farmer, who lives with his grandfather and occasionally comes to blows with his highschool rival Ritchie Cochran, an ambitious TV weather man, who shows interest in Sam as well. Sam decides to stay on a little longer so she can experience a tornado unaware it's a monster tornado.

Twister was better since that was a box office movie. Bruce Campbell was quite cool in this movie, even though this movie had no real effects it is still worth a watch. I rate this 6/10.


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