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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Corrine Maguire
... Deputy Jake Hannah
... Securityman Stu
Jonathan Blick ... Potter (as Johnny Blick)
... Campbell Maguire
... Ashley Bishop
... Manuel Fluentez
... Deputy Rollins
... Neville
... Sheriff C.B. Bishop
... Man at Cliff
Paul Barrett ... Fuel Tanker Driver
Grant Bridger ... Maguire's Neighbor
... Gloria
... 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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It Takes A Disaster to Make A Hero. See more »


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9 June 2002 (USA)  »

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The movie was loosely inspired by an incident on June 24, 1998 where an F2 tornado struck the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ohio which resulted in the loss of off-site power, the movie bears very little resemblance to the actual event. See more »

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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 »

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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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Features Twister (1996) See more »

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This is so Awful its funny.
28 May 2006 | by See 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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