PG-13 | | Adventure, Thriller
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.
One of the reasons Jan de Bont signed on to direct the film was that, given the rapid rise of CGI in the 1990s, he saw this as perhaps the last opportunity to direct a large-scale film with practical effects.
Do you want me to drive?
Jo: Then would you?
When the red Dodge truck stops spinning after the "sisters" tornado has gone, as the camera moves up the truck to focus on the occupants, you can see part of the camera rigging reflected on the truck wing/fender.
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.
US video pan&scan version contains an animated sequence before the main start that explains the definition of a Twister, featuring Bugs Bunny and the Tasmanian Devil.
$1,071,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)