Twister – 1996
Director: Jan de Bont Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin Cast: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes In June 1969, a family, including a five year-old girl named Jo, seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado strikes. The storm is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off and Jo’s father is killed. Jo, her mother, and her dog Toby survive. In the present day, Jo (Hunt), a meteorologist, is reunited with her estranged husband, Bill Harding (Paxton), a former weather researcher and storm chaser, who has since become a weather reporter. He is planning to marry sex therapist Melissa Reeves (Gertz), and needs Jo’s signature on the divorce papers. Jo has built four identical tornado research devices called DOROTHY, based on Bill’s designs.