Twister (1996)

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Corrected entry: At the part when they are driving in the car (near the climax scene of the big tornado) the weather radio in the car is issuing alerts about the big "F5" tornado on the ground nearby. That is a huge mistake, because there is no way to know that until a survey is done of the tornado damage afterwards. Only then can a tornado be called an "F5" or "F3".

Correction: Announcer was Gary England; who is a very well known meteorologist out of Oklahoma.

Correction: More of a character mistake than a movie mistake. The radio anouncer probably knew it was a huge twister and incorrectly pronounced it an "F5" before it could be correctly classified later.

Mad Ade

Corrected entry: The volume of Jo and Bill's voices changes in the scene where he tries to stop picking up the Dorothy sensors that a tornado has already destroyed. When they're in the truck, they're loud probably because their dialogue was recorded in a studio later. When they're outside their voices aren't as loud because they were in the location.

Correction: It's common in movies for audio - especially dialogue - to be boosted or lowered depending on the needs of the scene. (Ex. In this case, the voice-over audio being boosted while they're in the car so the audience can hear them when they wouldn't otherwise be able to - we're basically hearing the conversation in the car from outside.) A filmmaking tactic such as this can't really be counted as a mistake because it's a common and necessary requirement in filmmaking in order to convey the dialogue, and is used countless times in just about every film. Nothing about it is technically a "mistake" per se.


Correction: People's voices changing volume isn't really a mistake because it can easily just be that they stopped speaking as loudly for any reason.

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Continuity mistake: During the big falling debris scene, Paxton and Helen Hunt are in the red truck. The truck hits a combine auger. The impact damages the windshield, and it is broken, but a second later the windshield is perfect and untouched. (01:34:00)

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Trivia: The oil tank truck that narrowly misses Bill and Jo's truck during the final tornado sequence bears the logo of the "Benthic Petroleum" company, a fictional company that also appeared in James Cameron's "The Abyss". The same special effects company worked on both films.

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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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