Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Noel Nosseck|
|Written by||John Logan|
L. Q. Jones
|Music by||Garry Schyman|
|Edited by||David Codron
|Distributed by||Hallmark Entertainment|
|May 7, 1996|
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.
|Bruce Campbell||Jake Thorne|
|Ernie Hudson||Dr. Joe Branson|
|Shannon Sturges||Samantha Callen|
|Bo Eason||Tex Fulton|
|L.Q. Jones||Ephram Thorne|
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. The film runs 89 minutes, and has been released on DVD. It is rated PG for some perilous weather sequences and mild language.
- Twister, a 1996 theatrical release