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Twister [1996 film] (1996)

by Jan de Bont (Director), Michael Crichton (Screenwriter), Anne-Marie Martin (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Ian Bryce (Producer), Michael Crichton (Producer), Jeremy Davies (Actor), Cary Elwes (Actor), Todd Field (Actor)11 more, Jami Gertz (Actor), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Actor), Helen Hunt (Actor), Wendle Josepher (Actor), Kathleen Kennedy (Producer), Gerald R. Molen (Executive producer), Bill Paxton (Actor), Alan Ruck (Actor), Joey Slotnick (Actor), Scott Thomson (Actor), Sean Whalen (Actor)

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Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
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  WilliamHartPhD | Aug 3, 2010 |
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Twister was a mega-million-dollar blockbuster--helmed by a director (Dutchman Jan de Bont) hot off another scorcher hit (Speed)--that flaunted state-of-the-art digital effects and featured a popular leading actress (Helen Hunt) who would win an Academy Award for her next film (As Good As It Gets). But ask anybody who's seen it and they'll tell you who the real star of Twister is: the cow. Not to give anything away, but the cow is one of those inspired little touches (like, say, Bronson Pinchot's career-making cameo in Beverly Hills Cop) that adds a touch of personality to a gigantic Hollywood production. The story is blown out the window after an impressive prologue in which Hunt's character, as a little girl, witnesses her daddy being sucked into a tornado. Basically, Hunt and Bill Paxton are thrill-seeking meteorologists chasing twisters in order to study them (and help warn people of them, of course) with a new technology they've developed. If you thought the Kansas tornado in The Wizard of Oz was every bit as scary as the Wicked Witch of the West, then this may be the movie for you. --Jim Emerson
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
de Bont, JanDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crichton, MichaelScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, Anne-MarieScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bryce, IanProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crichton, MichaelProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davies, JeremyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elwes, CaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Field, ToddActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gertz, JamiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoffman, Philip SeymourActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunt, HelenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Josepher, WendleActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, KathleenProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Molen, Gerald R.Executive producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paxton, BillActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ruck, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slotnick, JoeyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomson, ScottActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whalen, SeanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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