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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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Storyline

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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It Takes A Disaster to Make A Hero. See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sharon Lawrence and Mark-Paul Gosselaar both previously co-starred on NYPD Blue. 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

[There are strong winds outside the police station]
Police Officer: It's only a tornado watch right now!
Jake: Of course! They only give you a tornado warning when your house is 50 feet from where you built it!
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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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This is so Awful its funny.
28 May 2006 | by alphaspaceSee all my reviews

I can't imagine how this film got the green light under any circumstances. One the plot is so bad I could not make it worse if I tried. Its about a nuclear power plant in a southern locale that gets close to a meltdown because of or in tandem with Tornados.

The thing that makes this movie so bad is it looks as if the nuclear power plant shots were filmed in someones basement. The pipes supposedly carrying radioactive water are way too small. The control room for the power plant look like the family room with a few more computers than normal. The pipes carrying water steam eto this reactor are way to small to fill be part of any reactor system. The door leading to the containment building is laughably small and thin.

If you know anything at all about atomic power this film is hilarious for all the just couldn't happen stuff you see going on in this movie. The movie is stupid. I can not imagine why anyone would want to buy it which is why I suspect AMAZON>COM don't even carry it and you can buy almost any DVD or VHS from them..


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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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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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