Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.Written by
Martin H. Booda <email@example.com>
The project was a co-production between Universal and Warner Bros. That is why the drive-in marquee shows Psycho (1960) a Universal release and The Shining (1980), a Warner Bros. release. See more »
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[Discussing at Meg's on the tornadoes they have seen so far at Meg's home at her dining table, eating steak and eggs]
No, that was a good size twister. What was it, an F3?
See, now you have lost me again.
It's the Fujita scale. It measures a tornado's intensity by how much it eats.
That one we encountered back there was a strong F2, possibly an F3.
Maybe we'll see some 4's.
That would be sweet!
4 is good. 4 will relocate your house very efficiently.
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Despite being filmed in Panavision, the "Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision" credit was used instead. See more »
The video version also includes a message after the end credits from a FEMA representive stating that a brochure is available via a 1-800 number and your video rental store on how to prepare your family for a Tornado. See more »
Solid follow up film for former cinematographer (it shows) Jan DeBont who's previous film 'Speed' redefined the action genre and added, well, speed, to the mix. He has a talent for making films that are extremely kinetic and seem to actually MOVE and Twister is no different.
The story is simple, we follow a group of storm chasers around tornado alley for 48hrs during the most active otbreak of tornao activity on record (not unlike what actually occured this past month in Oklahoma) all the while watching an estranged couple played by Hunt and Paxton fall in love again amongst the windswept action.
The tornados are awe inspiring works of digital wonder created by ILM and really come across as powerful. They're not so much portrayed as ordinary storms, but rather angry demons from above who wreak havoc on the landscape, they even roar like lions at times! Great film. And to those that think this film doesn't translate well to the home, you obviously don't have a Home Theater set up with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1! The film RIVALS what I got at the theater in my home!
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