• Action
  • Rated: M,K12,PG,SAM 13,12,PG-13,G
  • Director: Jan De Bont, David Mackay
  • Writer: Michael Crichton, Anne Marie Martin
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Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Its executive producers were Steven Spielberg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Gerald R. Molen. Twister was the second-highest-grossing film of 1996 domestically, with an estimated 55 million tickets sold in the US. It is notable for being both the first Hollywood feature film to be released on DVD format and one of the last to be released on HD DVD. Twister has since been released on Blu-ray Disc. In the film, a team of storm chasers tries to perfect a data-gathering instrument, designed to be released into the funnel of a tornado, while competing with another better-funded team with a similar device during a tornado outbreak across Oklahoma. The plot is a dramatized view of research projects like VORTEX of the NOAA. The device used in the movie, called "Dorothy," is copied from the real-life TOTO, used in the 1980s by NSSL.
  • Action
  • Rated: M,K12,PG,SAM 13,12,PG-13,G
  • Director: Jan De Bont, David Mackay
  • Writer: Michael Crichton, Anne Marie Martin

  • Helen Hunt
    Bill Paxton
    Cary Elwes
    Jami Gertz
    Lois Smith
    Alan Ruck
    Philip S. Hoffman
    Jeremy Davies
    Todd Field
    Zach Grenier
    Nick Sadler
    Abraham Benrubi
    Jake Busey
    Scott Thomson
    Eric Laray Harvey

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  • (1996)

  • Action
  • Rated: M,K12,PG,SAM 13,12,PG-13,G
  • Director: Jan De Bont, David Mackay
  • Writer: Michael Crichton, Anne Marie Martin
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Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Its executive producers were Steven Spielberg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Gerald R. Molen. Twister was the second-highest-grossing film of 1996 domestically, with an estimated 55 million tickets sold in the US. It is notable for being both the first Hollywood feature film to be released on DVD format and one of the last to be released on HD DVD. Twister has since been released on Blu-ray Disc. In the film, a team of storm chasers tries to perfect a data-gathering instrument, designed to be released into the funnel of a tornado, while competing with another better-funded team with a similar device during a tornado outbreak across Oklahoma. The plot is a dramatized view of research projects like VORTEX of the NOAA. The device used in the movie, called "Dorothy," is copied from the real-life TOTO, used in the 1980s by NSSL.

Starring
  • Helen Hunt
    Bill Paxton
    Cary Elwes
    Jami Gertz
    Lois Smith
    Alan Ruck
    Philip S. Hoffman
    Jeremy Davies
    Todd Field
    Zach Grenier
    Nick Sadler
    Abraham Benrubi
    Jake Busey
    Scott Thomson
    Eric Laray Harvey