05-51489 Night Of The Twister The people of sleepy Blainsworth, Nebraska, have no idea of the deadly, unpredictable storms heading toward them?rogue tornadoes that will change their lives forever. There are already storms ... more »brewing between young Danny Hatch (Devon Sawa) and his father, Jack (John Schneider), a former football star who is disappointed in his irresponsible son. Danny is home alone, babysitting his baby brother when the monster twisters suddenly whirl through the unsuspecting town! Now, Danny must begin a long struggle to survive the night and rescue his family... through downed electrical wires, broken gas lines, and a heart stopping final escape from the twisters? fury! Based on actual events and packed with terrifying tornado footage and special effects, this gripping film is both a thrilling look at nature?s deadliest force and a testament to one family?s struggle to survive against the odds. Approximately 91 Minutes Color« less
Wendy Z. from COUNCIL BLFS, IA Reviewed on 11/22/2009...
I love this movie! it's so much fun!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We watched this movie on TV one night when we couldn't find any thing else we wanted to watch so when someone changed the channels and came across Night of the Twisters I was at first reluctant to watch it because we had rented the theatrically released Twister when it came out on video and I just didn't like that movie at all and thought all the hype was not worth it and it just wasn't what it was all cracked up to be. I enjoyed Night of The Twisters though and thought it was way better, the special effects are just as good if even better and I have to agree that the story and dialogue are better in Night of the Twisters. I got this movie on video a few years and it is a used copy and a little worn out so I definitely have to agree that the movie would be best on DVD and I would very gladly replace my video with a sturdier DVD that will last longer and won't wear out as easily as a tape. Plus I just really recommend this movie, I like disater movies and Night of the Twisters is one of my favorites along with The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno and Earthquake."
E. French | Kent, UK | 02/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Night of the Twisters is one of the best films I've ever seen. The performance from the lovely Devon Sawa (Dan Hatch) is fantastic. My dad's not really one to actually sit and watch any film all the way through, but he did with this film which made my day! It's basically about a boy called Dan and his best friend Arthur (Amos Crawley) who get trapped inside Dan's house during a horrific tornado storm, and have to get Dan's baby brother and themselves to the safety of the basement. After the twister's over, Dan and Arthur set out on a journey to find Arthur's sisters and Dan's step-father, Jack (John Schneider), grandma and mother, and try and all get to the safety of a medical centre in the town before they get hit by another twister. If you can't buy this film, then I recommend you rent it a few times, cos this is one film with indredible effects which are worth seeing!"
Young boy tells of his experience with a tornado
E. French | 01/30/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you are teaching a weather unit, this is a must have video. Third to sixth graders love this movie. It pretty much follows the book which tells the story of Dan Hatch's experience in the tornados that hit his town. It is based on the tornados that hit Grand Island, NB. This movie can be integrated with writing activities and also in reading the book as a group or it is also a good read-aloud book."
E. Brunelle | 04/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Teenager Dan Hatch and his friend Amos are babysitting Dan's baby brother, watching TV and fooling around. But a major tornado is coming their way, unbeknownst to them but knownst to us, and we just want to scream, "Get the baby and get out of there NOW!". I just love the scene where the ping pong table swirls around for a few seconds, then flies away! In fact, unlike Twister which mostly showed us the damage from the outside, Night of the Twisters makes us feel much more "inside" the tornado. And it's fun! The scenario is very well done, carefully building up to the climax: the tornado chasing car scene. And the special effects are surprisingly good, right up there with Twister! Wholly recommended to any disaster movie buff."
I LOVED THE EFFECTS SO MUCH.
E. Brunelle | 09/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVED HOW ALL THE ACTORS ACTED SO REAL AND HOW THERE WAS SO MUCH EVENTS. IT WAS NEAT HOW THEY MADE IT ABOUT A BOYS LIFE AND HIS FIRST TIME BEING IN AN ACTUAL TORNADO. MY FRIENDS THINK I AM CRAZY FOR LIKING THIS MOVIE SO MUCH. I'VE WATCHED THIS A DOZEN TIMES AND I HAVE NOT ONCE YET BEEN TIRED OF IT. I HOPE I CAN BUY IT SOMEDAY."