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500 MPH Storm (2013)

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When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A scientist must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hypercane" with the power to wipe America off the map.


Daniel Lusko (as Daniel T. Lisko)


Kuang Lee (screenplay) (as K. Lee), Hank Woon Jr. (screenplay) (as Hank Woon)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Nathan Sims
Michael Beach ... Simon Caprisi
Sarah Lieving ... Mona Sims
Bryan Head ... Johnny Sims
Keith Meriweather ... Captain Wright
Chad Brummett Chad Brummett ... Gage
James Lawrence Sicard ... Specialist Tudor (as James Sicard)
Dale O'Malley Dale O'Malley ... Tech Oxenberg
Hayley Derryberry ... Tech Lewis
Alex Knight ... Sergeant Gentile
Jeremiah Wood Jeremiah Wood ... Science Tech #1 (as Jeremiah Z. Wood)
Lawrence Kruckeberg Lawrence Kruckeberg ... Science Tech #2 (as Lawrence 'Law' Kruckeberg)
Stephen Turselli Stephen Turselli ... Science Tech #3
Gerard Pitpitan Gerard Pitpitan ... Science Tech #4
Kim Trujillo ... Reporter


When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A special project scientist must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hypercane" with the power to wipe the US off the map. Written by Anonymous

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At 40:16 Sims says "... redirect its (pertaining to it) beam..." but the English subtitles have "... redirect it's (the contraction of 'it is') beam...". See more »


When Nathan is in the eye of the storm, holding on to a storm drain as the storm lifts him into the air, for a split second there is a black cable attached to his ankle and then gone; and then, just before the captain reaches out to him, there is a black cable that appears through his shirt sleeve to the drain ladder and then gone again; and then, finally, he is clearly harnessed to something at his ankle in the air because the lines are too defined under his pants leg. See more »


Soldier: Did we already come this way?
Captain Wright: No. That was another way.
Soldier: How can you tell? It all looks the same to me.
Captain Wright: Who's wearin' the bars, private?
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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So what happened to the remaining 499 mph force?
29 March 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

With the title itself, you already know 'this is going to be one of those movies'. And yes, that is exactly right. Another disastrous disaster movie. But still, there is just something alluring to these cheesy and bad CGI disaster movies that keeps me coming back. Perhaps it is to see just how bad it is that does it.

Regardless, then "500 MPH Storm" is a disaster at 500 mph, indeed. The CGI effects in the movie are horrible - as to be expected. And you don't really buy into this being a 500 mph storm at any given time throughout the movie.

And for some odd reason, as almost every single time, in these type of movies, the destructive forces of the natural disaster follows hard on heel in the wake of our main characters. I guess mother nature has it in for the main characters, throwing just every single bit of poorly animated CGI effect their way.

The story in "500 MPH Storm" is right out of the "let's make a disaster movie" guidebook; people have created some device that wreaks a natural disaster of grand proportions and is unable to stop it. Just who creates a machine without a failsafe shutdown system anyway? Regardless, then it is up to a small handful of people to save the world. Do they? Well, you already know the answer to that.

Yeah, this is one of those excruciatingly predictable movies!

The acting in the movie was wooden and painfully rigid. And the dialogue offered the characters in the movie didn't really help anything along in a good way either.

If you enjoy campy and cheesy movies with horrible CGI effects, then you might find some fun in "500 MPH Storm", otherwise, don't waste your time on this movie.

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Release Date:

1 November 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


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$300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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