PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
In order to get the background skies looking suitably stormy, the truck cab sequences had to be flooded with high-intensity lighting for contrast. As a result, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton suffered minor retinal burns through much of the filming.
Dr. Jonas Miller:
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
Bill: You son of a bitch. What'd you think, I wouldn't find out?
Dr. Jonas Miller: What is the matter with you?
Bill: You stole my design, you son of a bitch.
Dr. Jonas Miller: The hell are you talking about?
Bill: Dorothy. You took her, you damn thief.
Dr. Jonas Miller: Oh, I get it. You want ...
In the opening scene, where Jo is very young and her dad and mom are carrying her and running from the house to enter the storm shelter, the tornado is just 60 seconds or so from destroying their house and sucking Jo's dad away. If you look at the trees behind them as they are running, you can see the trees are barely moving from any wind at all. If a real tornado was that close, the trees would be half bent over from the 60-100+ mph wind.
At the beginning of the film, the Warner Bros. logo (USA prints) and the Universal Pictures logo (International prints) are in appears in the smoking of worse clouds.
$1,071,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)
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