The Movie "Twister" $495 Million Blockbuster Motion Picture
Poster for Motion Picture "Twister"
When Warner Bros. came to Northwest Oklahoma with Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton and Stephen Spielberg in 1996 to film the blockbuster movie "Twister", they called on Mitchell DeClerck.
Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin.
Steven Spielberg was one of its executive producers.
Twister was the second-highest-grossing film of 1996 domestically, with an estimated 55 million tickets sold in the US.
Larry Lahman and Mitchell DeClerck provided legal services of a disparate nature including contracts, real estate and just plain problem solving. The movie’s poster is shown at the right. The filming was largely based in the small Grant County town of Wakita, Oklahoma, which now maintains a “Twister Museum”.
We are proud to have played a very minor role in helping bring this movie based on Michael Crichton’s original story to the screen.