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Christmas Twister (2012)

On Christmas Day the Texas area to the South West of Forth Worth is struck by a massive storm system sprouting several severe tornadoes.


Peter Sullivan

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Ethan
Richard Burgi ... Logan
Victoria Pratt ... Addison
Haley Lu Richardson ... Kaitlyn
Dmitri Schuyler-Linch ... Max
Steven Williams ... Terry
Kassandra Clementi ... Lexi
Christina DeRosa ... Deb
Michael C. Mahon ... Doug
Scott Thomas Reynolds ... Barrett
Ben Giroux ... Gage
Marc Barnes ... Charles
Madelyn Deutch ... Chloe
Julian Curtis ... Zack
Brittany Beery ... Sally (as Brittany Berry)


In a small Texas town during the holiday season, Ethan Walker, a meteorologist and part-time professor working at the local university studying tornadoes, is woken in the middle of the night for a call about a tornado that has just hit. His team is assembling at the lab and he needs to report. His wife Addison, a TV news reporter, is also summoned to work to do a piece on the tornado for the morning news. Ethan realizes the conditions are ripe for more tornadoes. Although he and his wife have been having marriage problems, he calls her and begs her to put the warning out, but the station's slick meteorologist thinks it was an isolated incident. Addison tries to get him to change his mind, but he won't -- because it's Christmas time and he does not want to be a Scrooge with some hypothetical news. When a tornado levels the Walker's house on Christmas Eve, Ethan and his wife must come together to help save others and rescue their missing children. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for disaster images and brief language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Nearly half way through the movie a tornado lifts a train off of its tracks, the tornado lifts the freight cars high into the air while the locomotive is only airborne for a few seconds before being dropped. It has been confirmed that tornadoes can lift trains off their tracks and in some cases throw the freight cars a good distance from the tracks like the 1968 Tracy tornado and 2011 Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado. See more »

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Amazingly Awful!
29 June 2014 | by JenCMedinaSee all my reviews

So Awful! I don't understand why movies like this are even made,unless it is for comical relief! HORRIBLE Acting, terrible storyline, and obvious flaws that a toddler could recognize. A News station in Texas,does not want to issue a tornado warning after 3 tornadoes already hit because they don't want to cause an uproar? The tornado hits a mall and there is damage inside from what would look like an explosion but yet all walls/windows are in tact and all cars are perfectly parked outside. Nobody in Texas ever recognizes the weather patterns of a tornado or sees the Twister heading right at them until its about 30 feet in front of them. And why is the basement a total disaster zone but yet not a single building is ever destroyed when the F6 tornado runs right through it? The only reason I gave it two stars is because I laughed my butt off at how bad it was! I would have thought I was watching a Scary Movie Spoof if the actors weren't trying so hard to be serious.

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