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Night of the Twisters (1996)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Family | TV Movie 14 February 1996
The residents of a small town come face to face with a deadly and unpredictable series of tornadoes. Among them is one boy struggling to keep his family safe in the dangerous weather.

Director:

Timothy Bond

Writers:

Ivy Ruckman (novel), Sam Graham (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Dan Hatch
Amos Crawley ... Arthur Jones
John Schneider ... Jack Hatch
Lori Hallier ... Laura Hatch
Laura Bertram ... Stacey Jones
David Ferry ... Bob Irisen
Helen Hughes ... Grandma Belle Hatch
Jhene Erwin ... Jenny
Alex Lastewka Alex Lastewka ... Ryan Hatch
Thomas Lastewka Thomas Lastewka ... Ryan Hatch
Megan Kitchen Megan Kitchen ... Ronnie Vae
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Calvert
Ted Simonett Ted Simonett ... Stan
Dan Petronijevic ... Tough Guy (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Don Allison Don Allison ... Phil
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A Nebraska farm community is plagued by a storm with a series of tornados acting against normal patterns. Dan is left at home to look after his baby brother Ryan along with his friend Arthur while Dan's mother is at work. His stepfather goes to check on his grandmother. When a tornado destroys the house, Dan and Arthur attempt to re-unite the family Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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The lives of the people of Blainsworth, Nebraska, are about to change forever. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Dan Hitch (Devon Sawa) says "just because you know the future, doesn't mean you can change it. Devon Sawa starred in Final Destination (2000) about a boy who has a premonition about a plane crash, then cheats death. See more »

Goofs

Just before the tornado hits Dan Hatch's house, two scenes showing the shingles on the roof lifting up also show the rain falling vertically. Winds strong enough to cause the roof tiles to lift up would violently blow the rain almost horizontally. See more »

Quotes

Jenny: What happened?
Arthur Jones: He crashed and burned.
Dan Hatch: [to Arthur] Hey, I can speak for myself, thanks.
[to Jenny]
Dan Hatch: Crashed and burned.
Jenny: [laughs] Well, at least you didn't get hurt.
Dan Hatch: I'll just have to find a new sport.
Arthur Jones: Hm. Only sport you haven't failed at is yo-yo.
Dan Hatch: Shut up.
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits do not display the full cast. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A nice movie.
8 November 2002 | by super marauderSee all my reviews

A lot of people feel this movie is just a knock off of 'Twister', I would beg to differ. The real plot deals with the relationship between the teenage step son, and his step father. The storm is more the random element that brings them closer together.

I won't outline the plot, because it's already been done. However,I like this movie because it's more about the people, than the storm. So, it's not just another disaster flick. It has more heart then 'Twister'.

I like 'Twister' too, but in a different way. I try not to criticize something for being what it's not. So, I don't compare the two to each other. If you like movies that have heart, I think you'll like this one.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Twisters See more »

Filming Locations:

Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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