May 10th, 1996



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A couple on the point of divorce keep meeting each other because both are researchers who chase tornadoes.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 6.1/10 (79,668 voted)

Critic's Score: 68/100

Director: Jan de Bont

Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes

TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin

Helen Hunt - Dr. Jo Harding
Bill Paxton - Bill Harding
Cary Elwes - Dr. Jonas Miller
Jami Gertz - Dr. Melissa Reeves
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Dustin Davis
Lois Smith - Meg Greene
Alan Ruck - Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
Sean Whalen - Allan Sanders
Scott Thomson - Jason 'Preacher' Rowe
Todd Field - Tim 'Beltzer' Lewis
Joey Slotnick - Joey
Wendle Josepher - Haynes
Jeremy Davies - Laurence
Zach Grenier - Eddie
Gregory Sporleder - Willie

Taglines: Don't Breathe. Don't Look Back.

Release Date: 10 May 1996

Filming Locations: Ames, Iowa, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $92,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $41,100,000 (USA) (12 May 1996)

Gross: $494,471,524 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

An urban legend states that a tornado hit a drive-in theater in the town of Stoney Creek, Ontario while this movie was playing. What really happened was that on May 21, 1996 a tornado hit a drive-in theater that was scheduled to play this movie. The movie was not actually playing when the tornado hit.

Crew or equipment visible: A third person is visible in the back seat as Bill's truck emerges from the fireball.

[about Bill's new fiancee]
Bill: She's a... a therapist.
Jo: Oh... Yours?
Bill: Christ, you couldn't resist, could you?
Jo: What? I'm not saying you *need* therapy.
Bill: What? Wait, wait, wait, I need therapy?
Jo: I didn't say that. I didn't *say* that.
Bill: What could I possibly need a therapist for? Huh? You're the doctor, tell me!
Jo: I don't know... inability to finish things?
Bill: "Inability to finish things"?

User Review

I like Twister


I get a lot of stick from friends for saying this, but: I really like Twister. I enjoy a good thoughtful film as much as the next stuck-up film snob, but I also love damned good action flicks.

Twister is a big dumb summer blockbuster with no pretensions whatsoever. I *like* the fact that the money is all up there on the screen - lots of tornadoes ripping apart farmhouses and throwing trucks around. I *like* that it's one long chase movie. I *like* looking at Helen Hunt's beautiful face. I saw Twister twice at the cinema, and at least three times since - and I've enjoyed it every single time. Can you get a better recommendation than that?

Twister will never satisfy some people... in particular, those who watch it, for some strange reason, expecting a cerebral masterpiece. Enjoy it for what it is: One of the best summer blockbusters ever.


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