“Twister” is a 1996 American disaster film directed by Jan de Bont and starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. The movie tells the story of a team of storm chasers who are trying to deploy a revolutionary device that can track and record data about tornadoes.
The film follows Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) and Bill Harding (Bill Paxton), two scientists who are in the midst of a divorce, but reunite when a massive storm system threatens to unleash a series of devastating tornadoes across the Midwest. The two lead a team of researchers and thrill-seekers as they race across the region in pursuit of the storms, hoping to gather data that will help them understand and predict tornadoes.
Along the way, they encounter a rival team of storm chasers, including the charismatic but reckless Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes), who will stop at nothing to beat Jo and Bill to the heart of the storm. As the two teams race against time and each other, they find themselves facing increasingly dangerous and destructive tornadoes, including an F5 tornado – the most powerful and deadly tornado on record.
“Twister” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $495 million worldwide and receiving Academy Award nominations for its visual effects and sound. The film has become a cult classic and is widely regarded as one of the best disaster movies of all time.