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Twister Truck - Screen Used


Twister Truck - Screen Used

This is not a replica!

This 1984 Jeep Honcho truck is an actual movie prop from the 1996 released (1995 filmed) movie Twister, starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton

There were four trucks of different year models made exactly alike for the movie.  Two were destroyed during filming.  One is at the movie car museum in Tennessee.  One (this one in front of you) was kept by the studio and displayed in the Twister Museum for a year, then taken to California and sold.  If you look on the front bumper, on the driver’s side, you will see a number ‘2’ stamped into the chrome.  This signifies this was number 2 of 4.  If you look in the wheel wells, you will see what looks like mud, but is really ‘movie mud’.  The ‘mud’ was applied and the stripes painted to look worn and give a ‘used’ appearance.  There are several mounts still visible that were used to mount the cameras for filming.

Did you Know?

  • Filming was delayed in 1995 as the movie crew aided in the cleanup of the 1995 Murrah Building Bombing in Oklahoma City.
  • Much of the movie was filmed in Oklahoma. 
    • The Drive-In scenes were filmed in Guthrie where they erected a faux drive-in screen.  Guthrie is the current home of this truck.
    • Aunt Meg’s house was in Wakita, OK, the home of the Twister Museum.
  • At the beginning of the movie, Jo’s (Helen Hunt) dad says “c’mon, let’s go, the TV said it could be an F5.  This is set in June 1969.  The Fujita Scale was not developed until 1971.
  • The television set in the first scene showed famed Oklahoma Weatherman Gary England warning residents with the weather radar that the tornado was on its way.  The first time weather radar was used on a television during a tornado outbreak wasn’t until 1973.  The first person to use it was, of course, Gary England.

Please enjoy looking at the truck and take as many pictures as you wish; however, please do not climb on or get into the truck.

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