4.0/10
665
15 user 4 critic

Storm (1999)

Trailer
1:49 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A meteorologist sets out to derail the top secret weather-manipulating program he mistakenly became a part of.

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Phillip Roth), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Supernova (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Luke Perry, Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda
Lifebreath (1997)
Drama | Thriller | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man plans a perfect murder to get a lung transplant for his dying wife.

Director: P.J. Posner
Stars: Luke Perry, Francie Swift, Gia Carides
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A stranger named Silas flees from a devastating storm and finds refuge with Tom and Gillian on their farm. While struggling with the Storm, Silas seems to be the only one who can help Tom ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Steve Bacic, Lauren Holly, Luke Perry
The Storm (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A secret military project has created a device to manipulate the weather, but something goes wrong.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Teri Polo, Treat Williams
Invasion (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive ... See full summary »

Stars: Luke Perry, Kim Cattrall, Rebecca Gayheart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Ron Young
... General James Roberts
... Tom Holt
David Moses ... Dr. Daniel Platt
... Major Tanya Goodman
... Dr. Brian Newmeyer
... Andrea McIntyre
... Nate
... Dwight
... Richard
... Danny (as Richard Horvitz)
... Shelley Newmeyer (as Kathleen Lambert)
Brendan Cowles ... Jorgensen
Mark Conley ... Banks
Terry Parmer ... Randy
Edit

Storyline

On August 23, 1992, a black-ops research program led by General Roberts perfected a device to control the weather. It was launched from a specially outfitted plane and tested for the first time. But control of the machine was lost, and within hours a deadly hurricane had formed. It became the greatest natural disaster since the San Francisco Earthquake - Hurricane Andrew. In the wake of this catastrophe, all evidence of the program was buried. Seven years later, General Roberts has revived the top-secret project. He recruits ambitious meteorologist Ron Young, who has developed software that directs weather systems. The STORM device, now equipped with this software, has been launched into a weather front 300 miles off the California coast. Moments after the device has whipped the storm into a full-blown hurricane, Roberts orders it targeted at Mexico. The storm has grown in power to a super-hurricane, with wind speeds exceeding 400 miles per hour. A struggle on board the plane ensues, ... Written by David Ridlen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing shall stand. No one can escape. Nobody will survive. See more »

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Storm Trackers  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The storm is called "Hurricane Elizabeth" but is happening in the Pacific. What is called a hurricane in the Atlantic is called a Typhoon in the Pacific. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Poor - even by TVM standards
28 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Dr Ron Young is a leading expert on storms and weather systems. When he loses his job at an University due to his reckless experiments he is recruited by the military to be involved in work to develop a system to control storms. Once involved in this work he begins to suspect that the desire to control storms may not be designed simply to move them away from endangered areas but instead to use them as weapons against other countries.

The set-up is quite interesting but is spoilt by several things, the main thing being the low budget that means the film can only afford cheap sets and poor special effects. The plot is for the most part a bit silly, and it misses great opportunities to look at the value of foreign lives v's American lives in the scene where the media have no interest in a hurricane heading towards Mexico but suddenly drop all other news when it turns towards America; this scene just rushes by when it could have been lingered on to make a strong point. Of course all disaster movies are silly but most are saved by great effects and great spectacle. Here the main effects are two fold - either stock footage of windswept houses and cheap visual effects. Even the scenes that could have added spectacle value are poor - one scene of a huge tidal wave bearing down on LA as two character run from it ends as the two characters dive over a 4 foot stone wall to get cover.....the huge wave then splashes harmlessly up against the other side of the wall. Compare that to the tidal wave in Deep Impact and you can see the wasted opportunity.

However in some cases bad effects can be saved by a good plot and good performances. Here the plot is daft but the performances are also weak. Perry is a terrible choice for an expert in anything, he plays it like he's a reckless scientist but it goes totally against what you feel his character should be. Other small roles are poor, such as Robert Knott as the "sinister" agent ensuring the project's security is ok, David Moses as Dr Platt hams it up as his character gets a conscience, and Alexandra Powers is terrible for the most part as the very un-major-like Major Goodman. Only Martin Sheen comes away with a good performance, but really he only gives the military tyrant role that he has done so many times before.

The film has some minor twists towards the end, you see most coming from miles and they're not exactly earth shattering but they at least bring some interest back into the film. Overall poor casting, poor effects, poor plot, poor movie - even for a TV movie.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial