The film revolves around storm chaser, Bill Harding, his fiance Dr. Melissa Reeves, and a team of adrenaline junkie scientists. Bill, throughout the film, is attempting to study the inner workings of tornadoes. He constantly chases tornadoes in his truck trying to place a tornado analyzing device aptly named Dorothy inside of the tornado's heart. Bill's soon-to-be ex-wife Jo Harding is the leader of the team. Her devotion to tornadoes began as a young child when she witnessed her father die at the hands of a tornado. Since that day she has vowed to protect everyone from the little known yet real threat of tornadoes. Along their way chasing the elusive T5 tornado, the team encounters a rival company who is trying to launch their analyzing machine into the tornado first. It becomes a battle of wills as each team wishes to establish themselves in the history books.
Dr. Jo Harding
Dr. Melissa Reeves
Dr. Jonas Miller
Jo: Rain band.
Jo: look at the surf coming off those fields.
Bill: S***, horizontal rain. Hang on.
Dustin: It's the suck zone.
Production Budget - $92,000,000
Domestic Gross - $241,721,524 (2nd)
Worldwide Gross - $494,471,524 (2nd)
Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $446,225,121
Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $912,870,506
Other Production Companies:
Constant c Productions
UIP (UK distributor)
Filming locations include:
Bolton, Ontario, Canada
Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Ponca City, Oklahoma
1. The Beautiful yet Destructive side to life.
2. Go for a ride you'll never forget!
3. Don't Breathe. Don't Look Back.
4. The Dark Side of Nature.
Twister was the first Hollywood feature released on DVD.
Academy Awards Nominations:
1. Visual Effects
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