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Actors: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman Rating: Features: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, NTSC Running Time: 113 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Release Date: June 1, 2004 Theatrical Release Date: May 10, 1996 Studio: Warner Home Video
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The house rips apart piece by piece. A bellowing cow spins through the air. Tractors fall like rain. A 15,000-pound gasoline tanker becomes an airborne bomb. A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour force of total devastation is coming at you: Twister is hitting home. In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain enough data to create an improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twisters' deadly path. The chase is on!
DVD Features: Audio Commentary:by the Director and Effects Supervisor Documentary Featurette Music Video Production Notes Theatrical Trailer
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