Tornado!

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Tornado!
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Promotional film poster
Directed by Noel Nosseck
Written by John Logan
Starring Bruce Campbell
Shannon Sturges
Ernie Hudson
L. Q. Jones
Music by Garry Schyman
Cinematography Paul Maibaum
Edited by David Codron
Robert Florio
Distributed by Hallmark Entertainment
Release date(s) May 7, 1996
Running time 89 min.
Country  United States
Language English

Tornado! is a television film starring Bruce Campbell and Shannon Sturges, released on May 7, 1996. It was written by John Logan and directed by Noel Nosseck.[1]


Plot[edit]

Storm chaser Jake Thorne (Bruce Campbell), whose friend and former graduate school advisor. Dr. Joe Branson (Ernie Hudson), has developed a machine that may be able to provide earlier tornado warnings. Samantha Callen (Shannon Sturges) is a government auditor who must determine whether Dr. Branson's project warrants more funding. Jake must try to convince Samantha that the machine is worthwhile. During the process, Jake and Samantha become romantically attracted to each other, but powerful tornadoes threaten the lives of all the major characters.

Cast[edit]

Cast
Actor Character
Bruce Campbell Jake Thorne
Ernie Hudson Dr. Joe Branson
Shannon Sturges Samantha Callen
Bo Eason Tex Fulton
L.Q. Jones Ephram Thorne

Filming[edit]

Tornado! was filmed primarily in Austin, Texas, including scenes at local Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate KTBC. The production company hired the KTBC Assistant Chief Engineer Brian Zwiener, who is also a local Austin, Texas musician/comedian, to assist in technical setup of the Panaflex cameras, among other duties. Brian was also asked to appear in a cameo during the climax of the film.[citation needed] The film runs 89 minutes, and has been released on DVD. It is rated PG for some perilous weather sequences and mild language.

See also[edit]

  • Twister, a 1996 theatrical release

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