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Metal Tornado (2011)

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An American company inadvertently unleashes a magnetic vortex on an unprepared world.

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Gordon Yang

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Jason Bourque (screenplay), Andrew C. Erin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Michael Edwards
Nicole de Boer ... Rebecca (as Nicole Deboer)
Greg Evigan ... Jonathan Kane
Stephen MacDonald Stephen MacDonald ... Nick Edwards (as Stephen Macdonald)
John Maclaren ... Ron
Cinthia Burke Cinthia Burke ... Lisa
Sophie Gendron ... Allysa Winters
Frank Schorpion ... Greg
Alexis Maitland ... Megan
Rob Stewart ... Dennis Porter
Jon McLaren ... Shane
Sean Tucker ... Sheriff Joe Riley
Kate Drummond ... Wendy
Teri Loretto ... Marjorie
Robert Reynolds ... Stan Brooks
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Storyline

Helios World Inc. aims to solve the world's energy crisis by gathering and transmitting energy from solar flares. Despite warnings of a design flaw from the developing scientist, company head Jonathan Kane pushes the project forward and unknowingly unleashes a free-ranging and self-perpetuating magnetic vortex. Only Michael Edwards, a leading scientist on the company team, thinks something might be amiss when a sizable portion of their harvested energy simply disappears. The general area thereafter discovers itself endangered by a roving and unprecedented problem growing rapidly in strength - unique, unpredictable and potentially unstoppable. As if this isn't bad enough, the Paris branch of Helios World is set to run the same flawed program and thereby birth a second voracious monster in Europe. Written by statmanjeff

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for disaster action/peril and mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Magnetické tornádo See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capital Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Lawson was offered the role of Priest, but he had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. The role eventually went to Ross Wilson. See more »

Quotes

Michael Edwards: Nick, I told you to stay in the office.
Nick Edwards: But the office got magnetized.
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Connections

References Reba (2001) See more »

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What is wrong
13 September 2013 | by Save_HannibalSee all my reviews

with you people? You decide to watch a movie called Metal Tornado and expect a great masterpiece? On the SyFy Channel? This move delivers exactly what it is supposed to deliver. Entertainment. Granted, there are better movies of this same type out there, with a little more excitement, but this one isn't all that bad. That would be the only fault I could find is that it drags in some spots. I did not expect to watch a movie that had a great grasp of physics when I saw the title.

I got just what I expected from a SyFy channel movie. I recommend it if you are having a 'bad movie night' and keep in mind where the film comes from.


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