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Tornado (2006)

Tornado - Der Zorn des Himmels (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 4 September 2006
Over Berlin's hottest summer in ages, a deadly tornado threatens to tear apart a city forever. After a near-death tornado-chasing experience, Jan returns home from Oklahoma, forced to ... See full summary »


Andreas Linke


Don Bohlinger, Stephan Lacant (re-written by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Koeberlin ... Jan Berger
Mina Tander ... Eva Keil
Sascha Göpel Sascha Göpel ... Bruno Meindorf
Lisa Martinek ... Sophie Berger
Rudolf Kowalski Rudolf Kowalski ... Dr. Jürgen Berger
Martin Lindow ... Andreas Schütte
Harald Schrott ... Karl Zimmer
Markus Boysen ... Dr. Wolfgang Seitz
Hansjürgen Hürrig Hansjürgen Hürrig ... Dr. Wittenberg (as Hans-Jürgen Hürrig)
Jacob Matschenz ... Michael
Cornelia Gröschel ... Tine Schütte
Amber Bongard Amber Bongard ... Lisa Zimmer
Kirsten Block ... Doris Schütte
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ... Rolf
Tobias Oertel ... Dr. Walter


Over Berlin's hottest summer in ages, a deadly tornado threatens to tear apart a city forever. After a near-death tornado-chasing experience, Jan returns home from Oklahoma, forced to reckon with the ex-girlfriend, Eva, and family issues he left behind. Meanwhile, a powerful thunderstorm looms on the horizon.

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Action | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Although it's mentioned by any character, a tornado is measured by its destructive force with the Fujita's Scale. It was named after Tetsuya Fujita, who in 1971 in collaboration with Allan Pearson created a scale to differentiate a twister according the wind speed:

F0: 60-117 km/h or 45-72 mph (light damage).

F1: 117-181 km/h or 73-112 mph (moderate damage).

F2: 181-250 km/h or 113-157 mph (significant damage).

F3: 250-320 km/h or 158-206 mph (severe damage).

F4: 320-420 km/h or 207-260 mph (devastating damage).

F5: 420-510 km/h or 261-308 mph (incredible damage).

F6: 510-610 km/h or 309-379 mph (altough initially Fujita scale have five marks, in 1999 a tornado located in Bridge CreekMoore, Oklahoma, devastated with a force more powerful never seen before. It was the only one F6 registered in history, despite The United States National Weather Service officially maintains that the Bridge Creek-Moore tornado was a F5, not F6). See more »

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Tornadoes in Germany, it's very impressive
11 May 2017 | by marshalphippsSee all my reviews

Tornado - Der Zorn des Himmels is a 3 hour long TV movie that goes as follows. After a heat wave, devastating hail storm, and a dead farmer, the local police are left mystified, however, these are warning signs for experienced Meteorologist January Berger who predicts that a twister will strike Berlin.

Under the name of F4 Vortex on the U.S. DVD release, this German film is very impressive, the visuals are top notch, the pacing is strong enough to keep you watching without losing interest, and the suspense will have you guessing on what will happen next.

This is definitely one of the better tornado films out there, I feel it's overlooked due to a lack of proper feedback, this movie deserves to be seen because of its professionalism for a TV movie.

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Release Date:

4 September 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

F4: Vortex See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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