Jan De Bont (1996)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Speed director Jan De Bont takes destruction to new levels in this daft but breathtaking salute to the daredevil meteorologists who chase the tornados that plague America's Midwest. Here, Bill Paxton stars as a TV weatherman who is drawn back to his dangerous former profession as a storm chaser to help estranged wife Helen Hunt place a tornado-measuring invention in the eye of a storm. Don't worry about the laboured storyline or the lack of chemistry between Paxton and Hunt; just sit back and gape at the wondrous effects that allow cars, houses and even the odd farm animal to be sent spiralling through the air.


A storm-chaser and her estranged husband are brought together in a joint project to monitor the path of an oncoming tornado - but the pair face a race against the clock as a rival government-backed group with hi-tech resources tries to beat them to it. Action thriller, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Cast & Crew

Bill Harding Bill Paxton
Jo Harding Helen Hunt
Melissa Jami Gertz
Dr. Jonas Miller Cary Elwes
Aunt Meg Lois Smith
Rabbit Alan Ruck
Dustin Davis Philip Seymour Hoffman
Bubba Abraham Benrubi
Kubrick Nicholas Sadler
Sanders Sean Whalen
Haynes Wendle Josepher
Director Jan De Bont
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray