Overall Rank: 5256
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 296
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/1996
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/06/2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jan de Bont
Actors: Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck
Plot: Two meteorologists seek the perfect tornado in order to launch sensors that will help them study these forces of nature.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/27/2014
Good visual effect's, but forgettable movie.
Hogan - wrote on 04/20/2012
I enjoy a good "don't mess with mother nature" movie. The cast was well thought out and was given a wonderful script. The CGI effects were wonderfuly done and if done today i don't believe could have been done much better. This is one of my favorite natural disaster movies, and living in Tornado alley, this movies hits home. I watch this movies every April at the begining of the season. It makes you feel like you are actually there with then chasing this storm. I love this move, that is all there is to it.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/25/2012
The characters are thin and hard to care about and the acting/drama is sub-par. The tornado scenes are well-done and genuinely terrifying, but they feel less tense without characters you can care about.
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The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
"Jo Harding" (Helen Hunt) lost her father to an F5 tornado, the most dangerous of its kind. Now she is a scientist out to find out what makes these bad boys tick.
While out with her team, she runs into her soon-to-be ex-husband, "Bill" (Bill Paxton), who left the storm-chasing biz to work as a weatherman. "Bill" is pretty much an expert of how a twister reacts, and can tell what it's about to do by just looking at it. However, what he wants is for "Jo" to complete signing their divorce papers.
While having some small-talk, "Jo" reveals to "Bill" that she had built a new tornado examination device that he designed, but never brought out of the planning stages himself. The machine, which has small plastic balls filled with sensors, was nicknamed "Dorothy," named after the character …
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