Director: Jan de Bont
Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin
Cast: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jamie Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lois Smith, Alan Luke, Sean Varane / Scott Thomson / Todd Field / Joey Slotnick / Jeremy Davis / Zach Grenier / Patrick Fischler / Nicholas Sadler / Ben Webb / Anthony Rapp / Eric LaRay Harvey / Abraham Benruby / Jake Busey / Rusty Schwimmer / Alexa Vega / Darryl Cox / Ben Jackson / …
Genre: Action / Adventure / Disaster
Region: United States
Runtime: 113 minutes
Also known as: Tornado Storm (Hong Kong)
Rating: IMDB 6.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 63%
The violence and mystery of the tornado have attracted a large number of scientists to conduct in-depth research. Going deep into the center of the storm is the most dangerous behavior, but it is also the most effective way to explore the tornado. Joe (Helen Hunt) and her divorced husband Bill (Bill Paxton) are such “Dancing with Dragons” scientists. Even if their relationship has broken down, Bill has found a new lover. , but out of their obsession with tornado research, they decided to jointly chase a hurricane in Oklahoma and put the newly developed detector “Dorothy” in the tornado center to collect data.
They drove the dilapidated truck and led the wind chasing team to the most dangerous place. At the same time, another team of well-equipped people is also heading in this direction, led by Juna (Cary Elwes Cary Elwes), who competes with Joe in the wind-chasing operation.
On one side is the like-minded Joe, on the other side is the new girlfriend who is afraid of the dangerous life, how does Bill re-determine his emotional path in the process of chasing the wind? More importantly, in the face of a powerful opponent and a tornado that can be buried in it at any time, how will Joe and Bill realize their dream of chasing the wind?
“Twister” is a 1996 disaster film directed by Jan de Bont and starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. The film follows a group of storm chasers who are trying to study and create a device that can help them better understand and predict tornadoes. Along the way, they encounter a series of dangerous tornadoes and struggle to gather the data they need to complete their project.
The film was a commercial success, grossing over $500 million worldwide, and received positive reviews for its thrilling action sequences, impressive visual effects, and engaging performances from its cast. Despite some criticism for its predictable plot and lack of character development, “Twister” remains a beloved disaster movie and a cult classic. The film’s use of cutting-edge visual effects and its realistic portrayal of tornadoes have influenced many other disaster movies that have followed in its wake.