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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.

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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 »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Christmas Twister See more »

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16:9 HD
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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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Flawed but fun
28 December 2012 | by laurenalexander771See all my reviews

Over the Christmas holidays, I try to watch as many Christmas movies as I can, so when I came across this movie on ION, I had to watch it. I was surprised how different it was from other Christmas movies, which was both good and bad. Overall, while far from perfect, I thought it was enjoyable and a lot of fun.

THE GOOD

The script. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Every member of the family got a moment to shine and I liked that the kids learned their lesson and became better for it. Even the dog got his moment!

The action. I thought the movie was exciting. I had only intended to watch half or so, but I couldn't turn it off. It also moved very quickly, not a dull moment.

The actors. The guy from Starship Troopers did a good job and makes a good action hero. The kids were great too.

THE BAD

The FX were a little cheesy at times. This is where the low budget showed.

Global warming... I thought there was a little bit too much lecturing about climate change and I didn't think it was necessary.

The music... kind of blah and not really exciting enough for a movie like this.

I wouldn't let my young kids watch it yet, but when they're older and ready for an action movie... I think this would be a fun one to let them see.


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