Tornando! is a 1996 adventure film about a storm chaser, Jake Thorne (Bruce Campbell), whose friend, Dr. Joe Branson (Ernie Hudson) has developed a device named PATTI designed to provide an early warning alert for tornadoes. Dr. Branson has devoted the last six years of his life to PATTI but without further government funding the project will end. Samantha Cullen (Shannon Sturges) is the government official tasked with evaluating whether the project should receive more funding or not. It is Jake's job to convince Samantha that the machine works, and despite her hardened exterior, she eventually warms up to Jake's charms and they begin a romantic relationship. Meanwhile, the two witness a devastating tornado rip through a small town. After the cleanup, Sam decides that Dr. Branson's work is worthwhile, but then the crew receives word that a giant twister is headed right for Jake's father's farm. Tornado! is directed by Noel Nosseck and written by John Logan.