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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Jan de Bont
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... Dr. Jo Harding
Bill Paxton ... Bill Harding
Cary Elwes ... Dr. Jonas Miller
Jami Gertz ... Dr. Melissa Reeves
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Dustin Davis
Lois Smith ... Meg Greene
Alan Ruck ... Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
Sean Whalen ... Allan Sanders
Scott Thomson ... Jason 'Preacher' Rowe
Todd Field ... Tim 'Beltzer' Lewis
Joey Slotnick ... Joey
Wendle Josepher ... Haynes
Jeremy Davies ... Laurence
Zach Grenier ... Eddie
Gregory Sporleder ... 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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Don't Breathe. Don't Look Back. See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Dodge Ram used in the film was part of deal with Warner Bros and Chrysler. The deal was originally sold to Ford, who began testing with the Ranger, when Chrysler was instead sold the deal. Chrysler also allowed the use of several Dodge Grand Caravan's which are used by Jonas's gang, as well as Jo's 1982 Jeep Honcho. See more »

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After leaving Aunt Meg's the first time, Jo and Bill are in the red truck. Bill says, "Ok, let's get you wired." When Jo looks over at him you can see that she already has the headphones around her neck. Then they cut to Bill and when he goes to put the headphones on her neck is bare. See more »

Quotes

Jo: Have you lost your nerve?
Bill: Tighten your seatbelt.
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Crazy Credits

The entire end credit roll is superimposed on beauty shots of various landscapes, including some air views of farm fields, as well as views of cloudy skies. See more »

Alternate Versions

The USA release begins with a stormy Warner Bros. logo and ends with the Amblin logo and Warner Bros. Distribution logo, while the international release begins with a stormy Universal logo and ends simply with the Amblin logo, because, of course, Universal never has a closing logo. See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Written by Gioachino Rossini
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GREAT VFX
12 April 2020 | by andrewchristianjrSee all my reviews

Twister has groundbreaking special effects, some of which still hold up, great sound design and is packed with visceral thrills.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairfax, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,059,405, 12 May 1996

Gross USA:

$241,721,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,471,524
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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