Sunday Classic

TWISTER

Director Jan De Bont
Year 1996
Starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Alan Ruck, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy Davies
Rating PG-13
Run Time 113min
More Info IMDb

We are delighted to announce WWMT meteorologist Keith Thompson will be hosting our screening of TWISTER at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. He'll talk about how forecasting wild weather has changed since the days of TWISTER and discuss how accurate the movie was in terms of its science. We might even play a couple of games of Milton Bradley's Twister in the lobby -- why not? 

Also: Bring a big appetite to the show. Our chefs will be cooking up a special TWISTER dinner plate, with steak, two eggs, mashed potatoes and gravy -- just like Aunt Meg serves to the starving stormchasers!

TWISTER will always have the rare distinction of being the first blockbuster ever made about tornadoes. The always awesome Bill Paxton stars as Bill, a retired storm chaser who is sucked into one last ride with his old team. When his soon-to-be ex-wife Jo (Helen Hunt) shows him the completed tornado-analyzing device, Dorothy, that was based off of his previous design from his days with the team. The more Bill tries to leave his old days of chasing tornadoes the harder he finds it to be, much to the dismay of his new girlfriend (Jami Gertz), a fertility specialist who has no tolerance for tornadoes. The film also stars a who's who of character actors, including Cary Elwes, Jeremy Davies, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alan Ruck.

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