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Twister (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 June 1989 (USA)
Delusional and spoiled Maureen and her eccentric brother Howdy decide to track down and meet their estranged mother, all while the drama of dysfunctional relationships, disastrous weather conditions and a dark family secret ensue.

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Cleveland
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Maureen Cleveland
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Howdy
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Chris
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Stephanie
Lindsay Christman ...
Violet
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Lola (as Charlaine Woodard)
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Virginia
David Brown ...
Bob Breevort
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Man in Barn (as William Burroughs)
Joyce Cavarozzi ...
Woman in Bathroom
Sarah Cochran ...
Tomboy Girl
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Doctor
Raleigh Lackey ...
Stan Manley
Ralfe D. Reber ...
Golfer
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An oddball family on a Kansas farm are trapped in their farmhouse by an impending storm. The patriarch of the clan is a retired soda pop tycoon. He is currently dating a children's TV evangelist. Also living at the farm is his layabout daughter and her precocious 8 year old daughter, his would-be artist son, the son's fiancée, and the black maid. Also thrown into the mix is the daughter's ex-husband, a ne-er-do-well who is seeking to get back in his ex-wife's good graces. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A Comic Adventure In Windy Living. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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When everyone is in the basement and discussing what they would do during their "last hour", a boom mic comes down in front of the painting just behind Howdy (Crispin Glover) right after Stephanie's answer. See more »

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DANCE ETIQUETTE
By The Uncalled Four
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This movie blows
7 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

A root canal without anesthesia is more amusing. This movie is disturbing and pointless. There is absolutely nothing believable about any of these characters or the plot line. What in God's name were these people thinking when they agreed to star in this movie? The acting in this movie is so incredibly bad - even from actors who are usually pretty damn good. "The In-Laws" is a funny movie. "The Birdcage" is a hilarious movie. "The Big Lebowski" is a humorous movie. This movie is just dumb. I cannot even begin to fathom the kind of sick mind it takes to write the "novel" that this movie is based on. I honestly cannot think of even one nice thing to say about this movie. It just doesn't make any sense. People please - I beg of you - do not see this movie. You will regret it for the rest of your life. This movie is not the worst ever made, but it is definitely right up there on the top of the list.


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