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Twister (1996)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 10 May 1996 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Jo Harding
... Bill Harding
... Dr. Jonas Miller
... Dr. Melissa Reeves
... Dustin Davis
... Meg Greene
... Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
... Allan Sanders
... Jason 'Preacher' Rowe
... Tim 'Beltzer' Lewis
... Joey
... Haynes
... Laurence
... Eddie
... Willie
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Storyline

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 <booda@datasync.com>

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The Dark Side of Nature. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather | See all certifications »

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10 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Catch the Wind  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,100,000, 12 May 1996

Gross USA:

$241,721,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$252,750,000
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The unique siren sound made by Dorothy is achieved by combining the sounds created by a standard police, fire, ambulance siren control head. These control heads have modes called yelp, siren, and phaser. This same sound would later be heard during the chase scene from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), with the fire truck, crane, ambulance, police cars, all chasing the Toyota Tundra. In the latter movie the sound was created accidentally. In this movie on purpose. See more »

Goofs

When Melissa is meeting the chase crew, she answers her phone. As she does, the film crew and equipment is reflected in her shades. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Allan Sanders: Hey Jo and Bill, check out that sky!
Jo: You know what? I think we've seen enough.
[turns and kisses Bill]
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film, the Warner Bros. logo (USA prints) and the Universal Pictures logo (International prints) are in appears in the smoking of worse clouds. See more »

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Spoofed in Cars (2006) See more »

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She Ain't Coming Back
Written by Chris Lindsey and Marv Green
Performed by Joe Diffie
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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WHAT THE HELL IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM WITH THIS FILM
13 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ever since this films release in 1996, its very title has become synonymous with Bad films. Its been labelled stupid, loud, dumb and every other thing you can think of. Whilst I admit that the script aint hot and there's no real story in the film, the action is great, the special effects are brilliant, the film moves fast and provides a slambang rocking good ride. Im sorry that more films like this are not made. I love this film. When i saw it at the theatre, i was blown away (no pun intended). Bill paxton does a good job in the lead (yeah people have said that he is dull and that they should have found someone with more charisma. PUHLLLEASSSEEE). I'll watch this film a thousand times between now and the day I die. And for all the geniuses out there who call this film Crap. I hope you all get swept up in a windstorm, I really do. GREAT JOB JAN DEBONT


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