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In English or French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.


Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck, Todd Field, Joey Slotnick, Jeremy Davies.

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Warner Home Video,

Physical Description

1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG-13; some language.


By launching electronic sensors into the funnel of a tornado during the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years, a pair of scientists and their team of storm chasers hope to obtain enough data to create an improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twister's deadly path.


Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.

Special features: "Anatomy of the twister," behind-the-scenes documentary ; feature-length audio commentary by director Jan de Bont and visual effects supervisor Stefen Fangmeier ; Van Halen's "Humans being" music video ; production notes ; theatrical trailer.

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