DVD 113 mins IMDB 5.9 (33,049 votes)
Warner Bros. (1996)
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(8/26/2005 )

John Wood
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Cary Elwes Dr. Jonas Miller
Jami Gertz Dr. Melissa Reeves
Helen Hunt Dr. JoAnne 'Jo' Thornton-Harding
Bill Paxton William Harding
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

Director Jan De Bont
Producer Ian Bryce; Michael Crichton; Kathleen Kennedy
Writer Michael Crichton; Anne-Marie Martin
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Musician Tori Amos; Michael Anthony; Deep Purple; Flea; Sammy Hagar; Lisa Loeb; Mark Mancina; Stevie Nicks; Alex Van Halen; Edward Van Halen; Anthony Kiedis; Mark Knopfler; David M. Navarro; Chad Smith; Shania Twain
User Credit 1 Michael Kahn
User Credit 2 Ellen Mirojnick

The Dark Side of Nature.

A house rips apart piece by piece. A bellowing cow spins through the air. Tractors fall like rain. A 15,000-pound gasoline tanker becomes and airborne bomb. A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour force of total destruction is coming at you: Twister is hitting home. In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweap through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain enough data to create and improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twisters' deadly path. The chase is on!

Edition Details
Barcode 085392010028
Region Region 1
Chapters 34
Release Date 9/3/1997
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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Purchase Date 8/26/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Intense depiction of very bad weather.
User Text 2 The Dark Side of Nature.
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Trivia: A jet engine from a Boeing 707 was used to generate wind in some scenes. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: At the start of the film Joe's yellow Jeep is a 1981 or later model. But the Jeep that Bill drives into the ditch and hits the bridge with is a 1980 or earlier model. The earlier Jeeps had a swept forward "visor" above the windshield. (more)

Jo: She's nice.
Bill: Ha!
Jo: Uh oh. She's not nice?

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations (more)