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Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Director:

Steven Quale

Writer:

John Swetnam
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Armitage ... Gary
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Allison
Matt Walsh ... Pete
Max Deacon ... Donnie
Nathan Kress ... Trey
Alycia Debnam-Carey ... Kaitlyn (as Alycia Debnam Carey)
Arlen Escarpeta ... Daryl
Jeremy Sumpter ... Jacob
Lee Whittaker ... Lucas
Kyle Davis ... Donk
Jon Reep ... Reevis
Scott Lawrence ... Principal Thomas Walker
David Drumm ... Chester
Brandon Ruiter ... Todd White
Jimmy Groce ... Studious Male
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Storyline

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Written by New Line Cinema

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare to go into the storm See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Category 6 See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,015,000, 10 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,602,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,502,194
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There was quite a lot of improvisation on set. See more »

Goofs

When the first tornado to hit the Silverton area forms, Allison waits until it is on the ground for several minutes before calling in the tornado warning. Any professional storm chaser would have called the warning in right when the wall cloud formed, or at the very least at the first sign of the funnel as public safety would have been more important to them than observations or photos/videos. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy 1: Hey, pass the bottle over.
Boy 2: A little busy back here, okay?
Girl 1: Yeah, we can see that, David.
Girl 2: Yeah, you can get un-busy.
Boy 2: Oh, come on, Marce. I mean, you know, we skipped graduation for this.
Girl 2: You are not graduating down there, David Brody.
Girl 1: Hey, you better not be filming us.
Boy 1: No, just checking my messages.
Girl 2: [electricity pops] What was that?
[...]
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Connections

References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

This Time Is Yours
Written by Collin Brace, Joshua Collum and Troy Akers
Performed by The CO
Courtesy of Sorted Noise Records
By arrangement with Music Alternatives, LLC
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Pretty entertaining stuff!
12 August 2014 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'INTO THE STORM': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Found footage disaster flick directed by Steven Quale and written by John Swetnam. Quale previously directed the horror sequel 'FINAL DESTINATION 5' and also co-directed the underwater documentary 'ALIENS OF THE DEEP', with James Cameron; he also served as a second unit director on Cameron's 'AVATAR' and 'TITANIC'. Swetnam also wrote the horror flick 'EVIDENCE' and the dance film sequel 'STEP UP ALL IN' (which was released the same weekend as 'INTO THE STORM', for some reason). The movie stars Richard Armitage (of 'THE HOBBIT' films fame), Sarah Wayne Callies and Matt Walsh. I thought it started out slow but ended up with a bang; pretty entertaining stuff!

The film is set in the town of Silverton, on high school graduation day. Vice-principal Gary Morris (Armitage) has asked his two sons, Donnie (Max Deacon) and Trey (Nathan Kress), to make a time capsule video, to be viewed in 25 years, of the seniors speaking about where they hope to be in their lives. A deadly storm is about to hit town but the community is unaware of it. At the same time an experienced storm chaser named Pete (Walsh), and his team, have tracked the storm to Silverton; they're hoping to capture tornado footage for a documentary movie they're filming. The storm turns out to be much bigger, and more dangerous, than even they anticipated.

There is a lot of character development but it's not well written and the acting is pretty bad. Walsh is great as the obsessed storm chaser but none of the other characters are very memorable. The first half of the movie is pretty slow, and boring, but it doesn't matter; once the movie gets to the action you get what you paid for. The effects are really well done and the movie is surprisingly suspenseful. I guess you do end up caring about the characters enough to care about what happens to them; because there are some really intense moments. Quale proves to be a goof FX and action flick director here and the movie does remind me of a more B movie version of 'TWISTER' (one of my favorite disaster flicks).

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