When ex-firefighter Scott Nylander and a group of ecologists approach a silo filled with oil to hang a banner with an eco-message, they suddenly realize they came to the wrong place at the ...
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A family in Los Angeles finds themselves separated during a convergence of history's greatest disasters: a super volcano, a mega earthquake and a massive twister. While the world endures ... See full summary »
An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
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.
Casper Van Dien,
A scientist, races against a deadline to place a shield between the Earth and the oncoming blast-wave from a Supernova. As well as the efforts of doom cult to sabotage the project believing it to be God's Will Course" and allow the population of the Earth to be consumed by the intense radiation in the wave.
When ex-firefighter Scott Nylander and a group of ecologists approach a silo filled with oil to hang a banner with an eco-message, they suddenly realize they came to the wrong place at the wrong time. There's a bomb attached which is going to explode in a few seconds. As the group finds shelter, a mass explosion causes a huge flaming tornado, which starts to destroy everything in its way. Scott and his team are accused of being terrorists that caused the explosion and must now stop the fire twister before it destroys LA.
I discovered the DVD in Walmart; expect the expected
I came across this Casper van Dien motion picture at Wal-Mart with the intent to find a really crappy disaster to watch & it pretty much was what I expected it to be. As a fan of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," this was pretty much not unlike the cinema the show has screened, & I'm pretty sure the observatory was also the same one in the comedy's "Teen-Age Crime Wave" episode. Van Dien was just one of two actors I recognized; the man playing the corrupt executive of whoever made the super-fuel or something was Joe Regalbuto, & has seriously aged since doing "Murphy Brown" 2 decades since. The SFX made me laugh each time I saw it; the good guys basically unleash what really should be just a mere blaze but turns out to be a 21st century version of the spinning inferno from "The Ten Commandments" that just moves about wreaking fiery havoc on Los Angeles. I was hoping the DVD had Spanish subtitles as I prefer not following the story listening to the dialogue to a movie I superficially watch. Nope, the DVD only had a trailer & I watched it on muting but I didn't miss much. Again, it's a ragtag bunch of misfits battling a monster fire & the villains who made it led by Van Dien, whose hair still looks great amidst hot temperatures. That's probably the advantage of the low humidity in California; no blow- dryer needed. Also the violence is surprisingly limited as nobody's flailing about in flames. I guess w/ this low-budget film they not only couldn't afford makeup & prosthetics to depict badly burned victims but couldn't even get a stuntman to cover himself in flammable jelly. In conclusion, "Fire Twister" is a typical DVD-only disaster film w/ an unfamiliar cast & a very familiar story-line per disaster films.
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