TWISTER (Theatrical Release USA 1996)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

—cult classic; fun, straight forward story—has its flaws, but the action and suspense work to override much of the difficulty in the movie’s story. While it’s rather tiring to once again see the traumatized childhood event driving adult choice of occupation, the idea is not driven into the ground to unbearableness. While this film is not Oscar Award winning, by any means, it’s interesting to see a storm movie presentation that works so well on several levels. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Two twister hunters find common ground again while tracking twisters.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jan de Bont for directing effort. Thank you to  Executive Producers Laurie MacDonald, Gerald R. Molen, and Walter F. Parkes for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt), Bill Harding (Bill Paxton), Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes), Dr. Melissa Reeves (Jami Gertz), Dustin Davis (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Meg Greene (Lois Smith), Robert ‘Rabbit’ Nurick (lan Ruck), Allan Sanders (Sean Whalen), Jason Rowe (Scott Thomson), Timm Lewis (Todd Field), Joey (Joey Slotnick), Haynes (Wendle Josepher), Laurence (Jeremy Davies), Eddie (Zach Grenier), Willie (Gregory Sporieder), The Communicator (Patrick Fischler), Kubrick (Nicholas Sadler), Stanley (Ben Weber), Tony (Anthony Rapp), Eric (Erik LaRay Harvey), Bubba (Abraham Benrubi) Mobile Lab Technician (Jke Busey), Patty (Melanie Hoopes), and Dean (J. Dean Lindsay).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie bends toward cult classic classification like the movies, Tremors or Big Trouble in Little China. Cult classics often provide likable, fun watches that provide their own distinct flavor that does not vary with seasoning.

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