Estranged couple and meteorologists, Liz and Matt, come over their differences to save their daughter and her mute aunt Ellie, as a freak tornado threatens to rip apart their lives again.


Andrew C. Erin





Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Monroe ... Liz McAdams
Cameron Bancroft ... Matt McAdams
Pascale Hutton ... Ellie Wilson
Rachel Pattee ... Becky McAdams
Duncan Fraser ... Hank Wilson
Ashley Michaels Ashley Michaels ... Nora
Christine Chatelain ... Helen
Shaun Benson ... Bobby
Garry Chalk ... Vince Johnson
Mark Pawson Mark Pawson ... Young Hank
Emma Karwandy Emma Karwandy ... Young Ellie
Jessica McLeod ... Young Liz (as Jessica Mcleod)
Eileen Pedde ... Colleen
Ashley Harry Ashley Harry ... Young Nora
Peter Abrams Peter Abrams ... Gerry


Liz McAdams is haunted by the memories of a tornado that destroyed her home 25 years ago. Now a professional storm tracker, she and her family are in danger once again as another devastating twister rapidly gains momentum. Caught in the path of destruction, Liz and her estranged husband struggle to save those they love... Written by Anonymous

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Relies Upon Inter-Personal Drama
11 February 2015 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

As children "Liz McAdams" (Meredith Monroe) and "Ellie Wilson" (Pascale Hutton) are playing outside when a tornado appears. Racing back to their house Ellie watches as her mother is swept up into the cyclone and suffers from guilt and trauma from then on. Many years later Liz has become a meteorologist who has recently separated from her husband "Matt McAdams" (Cameron Bancroft) partly because of the traumatic experience she also lives with since that day. Anyway, as luck would have it, Matt has been working on a project to help predict bad weather systems and because of this he just happens to be in the same area as Liz when another extremely bad storm system appears with the capability of reproducing the same deadly results. Now rather than reveal any more of this film and risk spoiling it for those who haven't seen it I would just like to say that this made-for-television picture uses the same standard recipe as several other movies of this particular genre. That said if anyone is expecting something different or more exciting than previous films of this type then they will probably end up being a bit disappointed. Additionally, there isn't much action and the graphics could have used some improvement as well. To make up for these weaknesses the plot relies upon inter-personal drama and in that regard it managed to maintain my interest for the most part. Of course, others may or may not agree with my assessment and that is perfectly okay. In any case, while it certainly wasn't a great film by any means, I didn't think it was necessarily that bad either and I have rated it accordingly. Average.

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