Continuity mistake: When Bill and Jo are in the yellow pick-up going after the first tornado, there is a yellow raincoat with a visible metal snap hanging from a hook mounted on the rear window directly behind Jo. As the scene progresses, it moves to a position higher up and off the window when Jo says, "We're moving to intercept, guys. Get ready to set up." Then Bill gets off the road and down into the ditch, right before Bill says, "Are we having fun yet?" the raincoat is back hanging from the hook on the window behind Jo in a different position (no snap visible).

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: When Bill, Jo, and Bill's therapist fiancée are in Bill's red truck and about to be engulfed in the tornado where the cows are flying around, the fiancée's cell phone is ringing for about the fifth time in as many minutes. The fiancée answers the phone with a disgusted look on her face like she resents having to answer the phone during such a dangerous time. Obviously the call is deliberate 'comic relief', even though they were so close to the tornado and about to be engulfed, but the real problem is in reality she would not have been able to hear it ring amongst the grand noise of all the wind.

Continuity mistake: At the roadside restaurant, when Bill first sees Jonas' version of Dorothy, we see it from Bill's perspective. You can see that the panels in DOT's top are open. In the next shot, Jonas is discussing DOT with the press and the top is closed then opens as he describes the sensors. (00:20:25)


Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film when they are preparing Dorothy 4, the twister behind them is about 5 metres away. Then it it much further back the next time we see it.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, when Bill and Melissa have gone to get the divorce papers, Bill leaves Melissa talking to Dusty. When Dusty starts telling her about the "suck zone" there are a couple of black cows behind Dusty. Next, Jo comes over to meet Melissa and when the camera pans to the same area behind Dusty, there are no cows. (00:12:50)

Sheri Hartman

Continuity mistake: When Jo, Melissa and Bill are in his car, they see Jonas wave from his car. Just before this had happened, Jonas looked in his rear view mirror. He only saw a red car with a background of a paved street. Where is the rest of Jo and Bill's crew?

Continuity mistake: The sky changes multiple times when they turn onto "Bob's road", right after nearly running into Jonas' team. It goes from being very cloudy and gloomy to blue sky to cloudy and gloomy again in the space of seconds.

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Continuity mistake: After Jo's truck is damaged, they switch to Bill's truck that has a cap on the bed, but the next scene shows Dorothy in an open bed of the truck. What did they do with the cap? You don't see it lying on the ground as the vehicles pull away.

Continuity mistake: During the movie theater scene all the vehicles except the bus and red truck are destroyed, but during the F-5 scenes all the vehicles are there.

Continuity mistake: After the first tornado when Jo's truck is destroyed, you see Bill's truck with a shell on it. When their group is leaving the scene, the shell is gone and one of the Dorothys is in the bed. Where did the shell go?


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Suggested correction: ANSWER; As some time elapses between the tornado aftermath and leaving the scene, there are plenty of reasons why the shell moved.

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Continuity mistake: In the movie the antagonist Jonas has a vehicle fleet that includes the main vehicle, a Chevy truck, 4 black Dodge Grand Caravans, and a large recreational vehicle. At 37:15, a faraway camera shot shows the Chevy and 4 black minivans in a convoy, but the RV is nowhere to be seen. In the next shot, Bill, Melissa, and Jo arrive in the Red Dodge Ram, the RV is at the back of the convoy, and there are only 3 minivans between the RV and the Chevy at the front. (00:37:15 - 00:38:15)

Continuity mistake: The tornado before the one that destroys the drive-in theater rips power poles out of the ground. When Bill and Jo are arguing, we see a long shot of the road where the tornado was. The power poles are in place as if nothing happened.

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Continuity mistake: When Dusty tries to get Melissa to watch a tornado through a camera, the way she holds her umbrella changes between cuts. Sometimes it's on her left shoulder, sometimes it's on her right.

Continuity mistake: When Dusty watches a tornado through a camera, the way he holds the camera changes between cuts.

Continuity mistake: When the tanker explodes in front of the red truck, they swerve and go through the blaze. Helen's window was down before the blaze, but up when they emerged. And the cracks in the windshield change, then change back.


Continuity mistake: At the beginning with Jo's team, the sky alters between cloudy and sunny in different shots.

Continuity mistake: When the steak gets placed on Melissa's plate the 1st time at Aunt Megs, it is well done and pointing in 1 direction. When Dusty slips it's a totally different steak pointing in the opposite direction.

Continuity mistake: When Bill and Jo are driving up the hill, there is a shot of Jo driving, and you can see the windshield is already cracked. In the next shot when the debris of that jumper tornado is shown the windshield is perfect.

Joshua Monzert

Continuity mistake: After the chase where Jo loses her truck, her pants are wet and muddy. After the flying cow waterspouts, the pants are clean and dry.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: When Bill and Jo are in the truck, Jo looks at the dashboard, which is shown, and then Jo looks away and covers her eyes. Bill then floors the gas, and the dashboard is shown, and this time, the airbag light is on, unlike the previous shot of the dashboard two seconds earlier.

Visible crew/equipment: When Melissa dodges the truck that has fallen from sky and Dusty rushes to open a door and help Melissa get out of the truck, the reflection of a camera is seen in the bottom right corner of the truck window. As they move out and pan to the right, you can see a reflection of the same camera and cameraman at the bottom right corner of the truck door as they move away. (00:33:50)

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Dusty: He's gonna rue the day he came up against The Extreme, baby. Bill, I'm talkin' imminent rueage.

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Trivia: While he enjoyed the finished film, star Bill Paxton admitted he wished "Twister" was a bit darker and edgier. For a while around 2010, he tried to get a sequel off the ground to deliver this more intense vision, and he was even interested in potentially directing the follow-up. Little is known about what the sequel would have been about, although Paxton hinted he wanted to utilize 3D filming techniques (which had been re-popularized by James Cameron's "Avatar") to really put the audience into the tornado chases. Unfortunately, the sequel never came together.


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Question: After Jo's truck is destroyed and they have to use Bill's truck to load two of the Dorothys in, what do they do with the top that was over the bed of Bill's truck?


Chosen answer: I imagine they just left it at the house where they loaded the Dorothys. You only need a couple of wrenches to remove a camper top.

Grumpy Scot

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