Twister (1996)


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Film Info
Release Year:1996
Runtime:1h 53m ( 113 min)
Assistive Moviegoing:None
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jan de Bont
Cast:Helen Hunt
Bill Paxton
Cary Elwes
Jami Gertz
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Alan Ruck
Todd Field
Produced By:Ian Bryce
Steven Spielberg
Michael Crichton
Kathleen Kennedy
Screenwriter:Michael Crichton
Anne-Marie Martin
Music By:Mark Mancina


Science on Screen® presentation of TWISTER can be found here.

During the approach of the most powerful storm in decades, university professor Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) and an underfunded team of students prepare the prototype for Dorothy, a ground-breaking tornado data-gathering device conceived by her estranged husband, Bill (Bill Paxton). When Harding tells Bill that Dorothy is ready for testing -- and that their privately funded rival Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) has stolen the idea and built his own -- Bill rejoins the team for one last mission.

Score: 3.2

"Like all white-knuckle rides, once you're done you fancy doing it all over again."
Empire Magazine

"[A] high-powered spectacle designed to blow us away..."
Boston Globe

"It looks real, and Director Jan De Bont keeps the action coming so fast there's no time to question it.”
San Francisco Chronicle


“An expert in making audiences squirm and twist, at making us feel the rush of experience right along with the actors, De Bont choreographs action and suspense so beautifully he makes it seem like a snap.”
Los Angeles Times

“It's a perfect motion picture roller coaster -- fun, fast, and furious... as long as you don't think too hard.”