The film starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as an estranged couple who find themselves thrown back together to chase some tornadoes and try to successfully put their DOROTHY data-gathering instrument into action before a competing research team rips their invention off, all the while putting their co-workers in grave danger.
Best experienced in a theater, the nail-biting, blow-the-audience-out-of-their-seats computer generated graphics, cutting edge sound and other special effects are designed to take viewers straight into the roaring funnel of a gigantic tornado.
In order to focus on special effects and action, the story is simple and the characters are drawn in broad strokes with little depth. Jo Harding Hunt became a storm chaser a meteorologist who photographs and scientifically studies tornadoes in the field after a large twister sucked her hapless daddy into oblivion when she was a girl.
Bill Paxton was a storm chaser too, but left to become a successful weatherman.
His change of profession ruined his marriage to Jo. The Hardings hope the information transmitted by the sensors will provide insight into the nature of the whirling windstorms.
Backed by a large corporation, the villainous Dr. Jonas Miller Elwes has created a similar machine. Neither gadget has been field tested and both groups of storm chasers are anxious to find tornadoes. At the peak of the worst twister season in decades, Bill shows up at Jo's truck with his prissy fiancee Melissa Jami Gertz so Jo can sign divorce papers.
Suddenly a twister is spotted. Jonas and his team are right behind them. Throughout the day the storms become worse and the rivalrous race becomes more intense.
As they continue facing incredible dangers together Jo and Bill find renewed love while poor Melissa finds only an intense desire to get away from these storm-obsessed lunatics. Read more Cast and credits Actors.Review: A tornado in Kansas worked to good advantage in one film, but not here in this disjointed attempt at an oddball drama with comic undertones.
Stanton is a retired tycoon whose Kansas estate. Delusional and spoiled Maureen and her eccentric brother Howdy decide to track down and meet their estranged mother, all while the drama of dysfunctional relationships, disastrous weather conditions and a dark family secret ensue.
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Feb 26, · Twister was a hit movie but it probably has legendary status with many weather enthusiasts and meteorologists. The movie probably changed meteorology and storm chasing as . Apr 19, · ''Twister,'' adapted by Mr. Almereyda from Mary Robison's novel ''Oh!,'' opens today at Anthology Film Archives, which is somewhat off the beaten track on the Lower East Side.
Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years. 27, user reviews. it's not hard to feel that these excitable characters are a wee bit berserk.
But the movie works as escapism even if you do know enough to come in out of the rain. /5().