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Atomic Twister (2002)

The staff of a nuclear reactor must struggle to avert a disaster when tornadoes cause damage that threatens to start a meltdown.

Director:

Bill Corcoran

Writer:

Ron McGee
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Lawrence ... Corrine Maguire
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Deputy Jake Hannah
Carl Lewis ... Securityman Stu
Jonathan Blick Jonathan Blick ... Potter (as Johnny Blick)
Daniel Costello ... Campbell Maguire
Charmaine Guest ... Ashley Bishop
George Henare ... Manuel Fluentez
John Leigh ... Deputy Rollins
John Sumner ... Neville
Corbin Bernsen ... Sheriff C.B. Bishop
David Aston ... Man at Cliff
Paul Barrett Paul Barrett ... Fuel Tanker Driver
Grant Bridger Grant Bridger ... Maguire's Neighbor
Katrina Devine ... Gloria
Peter Feeney ... Fireman
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When tornadoes hit a nuclear power plant, critically damaging the plant's cooling system, the results could be catastrophic. Atomic Twister, a countdown to disaster, traces an extraordinary day in the lives of small town citizens who unexpectedly find themselves facing the possibility of mass destruction. Written by Anonymous

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The countdown to meltdown has begun. See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

The flags inside the Sheriff's station are backwards: the American flag needs to be in the left (as the viewer is looking at it). See more »

Goofs

In the scene with Jake pulling Ashley from the car, you can see the wire that is pulling the car further once he has her free. See more »

Quotes

Potter: [reading through an Emergency Procedure book] Okay we call the NRC... and we get everyone out of here.
Corrine Maguire: [sarcastically after already telling him that is what they would say] Thanks Potter, duly noted.
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Alternate Versions

A French version of the film has the title changed to Nuclear Twister, the opening and end credits have wrong titles for the cast and crew and the film has a brighter, more vibrant colour palette See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tornado Warning (2002) See more »

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Lighten up everyone - its a comedy!
9 August 2004 | by Sarah-60See all my reviews

I knew when I saw the description in the TV guide that this was a winner, then I forgot it was on. Luckily my friend sent me a text to say "This is SO 'so bad its good', I may pee"

What higher praise can there be!

This movie was nearly as funny as Speed 2 (we were nearly thrown out of the cinema for that one - did no-one else know it was a comedy?)

All that was missing here was George Kennedy. Although it did have Carl Lewis!!

and did anyone else pick up on the irony/symbolism of the kids playing 'Twister'? Fantastic.

Get in some pizza and plenty of alcohol, you won't have a better evening's entertainment!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerte maximum See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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