Tornado!, a straight-to-DVD shocker, came out at the same time as Twister hit the cinemas. So it's quite likely that the movie was produced purely to gain some traction from Twister's inevitably huge marketing campaign.
Perennial supporting actor Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow) and B-Movie legend Bruce Campbell played the scientist friends who chased storms in order to drop in a machine that would help predict storm outbreaks.
In Twister, Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt do exactly the same thing, only more impressively.
Speed director Jan De Bont's big budget affair grossed in the region of $500m. Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal director Noel Nosseck's Tornado didn't.
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