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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



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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





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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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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





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Marciano1
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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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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.





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


"Cows!. We've got cows!"





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tiger band trumpet
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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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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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rmc
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re: Twister (1996) w/Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, & Philip Seymour Hoffman


That fact that it was released in 1996 makes me feel old as frick.

It was cool back then for the CGI it offered.

Everytime I see it on TV now all I can think about is Big Love b/c of Paxton.






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lsufan9193969700
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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.





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trevorthetiger
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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
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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.





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DanMullenIsOurMan
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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
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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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