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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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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 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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Too many inaccuracies in the way a nuclear plant and nuclear reactor work to list. See more »

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[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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Tornadoes terrorize Tennessee.
15 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

A TBS Production for TV that kind of falls short. A series of powerful tornadoes threaten to destroy a nuclear power plant in Tennessee. Some of the F/X are interesting, more interesting than the story itself. Sharon Lawrence is the unrealistic hero; but she looks oh so good running around in a white tank top trying to save the plant. Also impressive is the eager Mark-Paul Gosselaar as the whipping boy of the police unit. Also in the cast are Corbin Bernsen and Fraser McGregor. My favorite scene is where McGregor, who plays Lawrence's son, tricks his buxom baby sitter into playing a game of Twister so he can look down her blouse. Scenes at the power plant are made to look so technical they lose realism. Hardly enough to get your blood to pumping.


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