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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.


Steven Quale


John Swetnam
4,547 ( 668)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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


Prepare to go into the storm See more »


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 »

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Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Allison is talking about post-Katrina storms, she mentions Los Angeles and Chicago. This could be in reference to both The Day After Tomorrow (2004), where Los Angeles is destroyed by tornadoes; and Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004), where Chicago is destroyed by tornadoes. See more »


The blue van is a Dodge Sprinter on the outside, but a Freightliner Sprinter on the inside. See more »


[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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Referenced in Talking Dead: This Land Is Your Land (2017) See more »


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Written and Performed by C. Todd Nielsen and Jonathan Mead
Licensed courtesy of Hitcher Music
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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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