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DanMullenIsOurMan
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Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman

-Nominated for Multiple Academy Awards-

This Oscar nominated movie is a classic.

Any other opinions on it?

My favorite part is when they are at the drive-in theater watching The Shining and as soon as Jack Nicholson breaks down the door with the axe a tornado busts through the screen.


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Lacour
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best part was Shania Twain music video

that aint sayin much
This post was edited on 2/5 at 10:09 pm


WarmBubble
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
i remember seeing this movie as a kid and just thinking it was ok. looking back at it now, i don't see it how it ever got nominated for an academy award


itawambadog
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
I thought it was kinda cool when i was young but looking back now it's amazing this could get a nomination.


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Lacour
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
It was a technical award.

Nothing heavy. Don't be deceived.

The Phantom Menace was nominated for Oscars too.


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tuck
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
When this movie came out I thought it was pretty cool because I've always been fascinated by tornadoes. But I watched it the other day with my daughter and when I started thinking about the "evil scientists" trying to get the data before they did I just started laughing. What a ridiculous plot line. They could have totally left that out and it wouldn't have missed a beat.


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Turkey Burger
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Even the ride it's based off of at Universal Studios sucks


Marciano1
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Marksville, LA
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
I loved it even though the last tornado scene was very unrealistic.


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prostyleoffensetime
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Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
My favorite part is when the Case IH dealarship is getting destroyed, and combines and tractors are landing in the middle of the road.


ornagestorm
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
quote:

I started thinking about the "evil scientists" trying to get the data before they did I just started laughing. What a ridiculous plot line. They could have totally left that out and it wouldn't have missed a beat.



I did not get how or why the other team was evil, also Helen Hunt Bill Paxon love story was boring.


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MadMaxwell
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
As I recall this movie came out a few weeks before Independence Day, so it became old news within a month.

Gotta give some love to Alan Ruck and Cary Elwes, two of my all time favorite character actors who were also in the film.


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Slinger16
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Not Louisiana
Member since Jun 2007
20899 posts

re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
"Cows!. We've got cows!"


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tiger band trumpet
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
The attraction they have at Universal has some phenomenally bad, yet unintentionally funny, acting in the introductory video by Bill Paxton


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coloradoBengal
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Even the ride it's based off of at Universal Studios sucks

My kids liked it.


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lsufan9193969700
LSU Fan
3 miles from B.R.
Member since Sep 2003
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
It was okay then, and it is still okay. I never thought it was a great film.


trevorthetiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
I'm very good at suspending belief and letting things slide in movies but damn this movie was stupid.


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Archie Bengal Bunker
Florida State Fan
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Can you do a Bill Paxton vs thread. I'm not sure who he matches up with though. I wasn't aware of his awesome resume, until I recently saw him on late night. At least imo, Bill doesn't stand out as a major movie star, but his resume begs to differ. Maybe, he is just a great support character.


DanMullenIsOurMan
Mississippi St. Fan
Miss. State - 41 Ole Miss - 27
Member since May 2009
4677 posts

re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
quote:

Can you do a Bill Paxton vs thread


comin' right up.


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biggsc
Alabama Fan
Tuscaloosa, AL
Member since Mar 2009
8011 posts

re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Remember seeing it the theaters. Good movie with special effects. Will there be a movie about a hurricane? I like Jami Gertz
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Baloo
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Formerly MDGeaux
Member since Sep 2003
45775 posts

re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman
It literally had the same exact plot as the Little Rascals, right up to the rich kids not listening to the warnings of the good guys leading to an accident of their high tech vehicle.


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