May 10 1996 

TWISTER opens. Directed by Jan de Bont, from a screenplay written by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Meteorology mavens Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt engage in some perilous, high pursuit tornado chasing in a plot-thin but hugely entertaining, quintessential summer blockbuster boasting a profusion of impressive CGI wizardry. With Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jamie Gertz.