Jan 8th, 2019
Twister Quick Facts
Twister is an action/disaster film from Amblin Entertainment. Twister was released on May 17, 1996. Twister had a budget of $92 million and grossed almost $500 million in worldwide sales.
Director: Jan de Bont (Speed)
Writers: Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park) and Anne-Marie Martin, Joss Whedon (Avengers), Steve Zaillian (Schindler's List), and Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3) were brought in for rewrites.
Producers: Ian Bryce (Speed), Michael Crichton, and Kathleen Kennedy (E.T.)
Bill Paxton as Bill "The Extreme" Harding
Helen Hunt as Dr. Jo Harding
Jami Gertz as Dr. Melissa Reeves
Cary Elwes as Dr. Jonas Miller
Phillip Seymour Hoffman as "Dusty" Davis
Alan Ruck as Robert "Rabbit" Nurick
Jeremy Davies as Brian Laurence
Lois Smith as Aunt Meg Green
Twister Back of the Box Description
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 weather front 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 in on!
Twister Box Quotes
"A Gale-force Movie! The special effects are spectacular!"
-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
The Dark Side of Nature
Don't Breathe. Don't Look Back.
Go for a ride you'll never forget!
The Beautiful yet Destructive side to life
Fun Facts on Twister
-Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt were temporarily blinded by bright lights used to dim the sky. The lights sunburnt both their eyeballs and caused them both to miss a couple days of shooting.
-The sound of the tornado got the crew nominated for an Academy Award for best sound. How did they do it?
“To make new and different wind sounds, they constructed a box filled with chicken wire, stuck a microphone inside, and placed it on top of a car,” author Keay Davidson revealed in his book, Twister: The Science of Tornadoes and the Making of a Natural Disaster Movie. “Then they rolled the car downhill — turning the engine off so that it wouldn’t interfere with the sound recording.
“They also reviewed recordings of camels and noted that these creatures emit sounds that are ‘wet and lugubrious and nasty.’ As he [supervising sound editor, Stephen Hunter Flick] listened to the camel recordings over and over, Flick turned down the pitch, and the camels’ sounds developed a moaning, ‘cavernous’ quality that, he felt, nicely captured the eerie vastness of a tornado.”
-Director Jan De Bont was very unpopular on set. Entertainment Weekly claimed more than 20 crew members walked off the set after De Bont pushed a camera assistant into the mud after he got in the way of a complicated shot. The
-Bill Paxton wanted to direct a sequel but sadly it never happened before his death.
-Two of the stars in Twister have passed away. Phillip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2, 2014, of an accidental drug overdose. Bill Paxton died on February 25, 2017, due to complications from surgery.
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