Extraterrestrials appear as destructive "electrical tornadoes" on Earth.

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Jeff Burr

Writer:

Paul A. Birkett
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Credited cast:
Stacey Asaro Stacey Asaro ... Kelly Walker
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Con
Claire Conti Claire Conti ... Denise Gordan
Jeff Fahey ... Judd Walker
David Jensen ... Armstrong
Terry Kiser ... Mike Hardy
Willard E. Pugh ... Norm Mackey
Caleb Tourres Caleb Tourres ... Barney
Kari Wuhrer ... Gail Curtis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Clement James Clement ... Parnell
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Aliens are lured to Earth by a strange signal and appear as destructive electromagnetic tornadoes. Brilliant high school student with her father and blogger involved in the study of tornadoes are struggling against time to prevent further disasters and disable the signal to make aliens leave the planet. Written by ryder12222

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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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Denise's top changes from pink to black and her pants from grey to blue during the same time frame that Gail's clothes change. See more »

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Norm Mackey: We're being attacked by ghosts?
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Close Encounters of the Tornado Kind...

I'll be honest and say I wasn't expecting much from Alien Tornado, and that after seeing it it was neither better or worse than I was expecting. The coolest and most exciting set piece is the destruction of the city, there is some evidence tension and the effects are a step above the crude ones I was expecting in this scene. Jeff Fahey is also decent, as is the concept which is pretty original and showed potential for a watchable movie. However the rest of the movie doesn't show much promise. The effects are not the crudest I've seen but they're hardly great either. The editing is choppy at best, and the movie is dully lit. The script is very hackneyed and doesn't give the actors much to work from, the story is silly, contrived and dull, the characters are unappealing and stereotypical(a lot of them are severely underdeveloped as well) and Fahey aside the rest of the acting suffers from the banality of the writing. Overall, a bad movie but not terrible. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Storm See more »

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