TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.

  1. Jan de Bont


  2. Anne-Marie Martin


  3. Michael Crichton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Helen Hunt

    Helen Hunt

    Dr. Jo Harding

  2. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Bill Harding

  3. Cary Elwes

    Cary Elwes

    Dr. Jonas Miller

  4. Jami Gertz

    Jami Gertz

    Dr. Melissa Reeves

  5. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Dustin Davis

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 8, 1996


  • May 10, 1996


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $92,000,000.00

Revenue $494,471,524.00



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