Director: Jan de Bont Run Time: 113 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1996
Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jami Gertz
The house rips apart piece by piece. A bellowing cow spins through the air. Tractors fall like rain. A 15,000-pound gasoline tanker becomes an airborne bomb. In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists on the brink of divorce but who share the same love of pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America’s Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain enough data to create an improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twisters’ deadly path. The chase is on!