One of the secondary characters in Twister is portrayed by eight actors. This role is Indecipherable Shouting Person, a mix of the chorus from Shakespearean plays and a hooting idiot. Director Jan de Bont's unique vision called for all eight actors to be on screen at once, with each aspect of Indecipherable Shouting Person having a slightly different name and appearance.
While some doubted the American audience's ability to follow this experimental approach to storytelling, the gamble paid off. Indecipherable Shouting Person remains one of the most beloved supporting characters in the history of film.
As you read these unforgettable quotes please keep in mind that each line was delivered while at least one other aspect of Indecipherable Shouting Person was hollering, braying excessively loud laughter, or emitting animal noises.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Dustin "Dusty" Davis
"(something about rock and roll) WILD! HA HA! (makes guitar noises while air drumming)"
"Smamn nef rlarg hma TOTAL BABE AM I RIGHT sni sni rralr DUDE!"
Alan Ruck as Robert "Rabbit" Nurick
"WHOA! Hemma naw (belches into a megaphone) TWISTER RIGHT OVER THERE!"
"HEE HEE! HAHAHA! BOOOOING! AROOGA-AROOGA! We need to turn off on this side road, it's a shortcut. (lifts up his shirt and pats his stomach while the seven other aspects of Indecipherable Shouting Person lose their minds with laughter)"
Jeremy Davies as Brian Laurence
"(through a mouth of super loud potato chips, his one-man-band outfit going nuts as he runs) It's a category four! Tornado!"
"YOU'RE THE MAN! HA HA! FRICKIN' DUDE OVER HERE! AWESOME HAHA!"
Joey Slotnick as Joey
"CHASING TORNADOES BROTHERS FOR LIFE! LET'S GET THAT STORM YEAH! VAN HALEN!"
"(completely inaudible due to everyone else's noise/laughter, but appears to be an earnest eulogy for his daughter)"
Sean Whalen as Alan Sanders
"Brang brang blippity blip woooooooooooooooooooooooo ha ha everyone get to safety!"
"SO RIGHT DUDE AW MAN WHAT A DUDE!"
Todd Field as Tim "Beltzer" Lewis
"(banging two aluminum garbage can lids together) Dude, awesome truck!"
Wendle Josepher as Haynes
"HA HA HA WOSSA OHYEAH MAN DUDE AWESOME SON OF A BITCH MAN HAHA"
"Wind conditions in the northwest are looking good! (whispered while cranking a Goo Goo Dolls song up until the film shakes)"
Scott Thomson as Jason "Preacher" Rowe
"They call me Preacher because HELL YEAH DUDE HAHA STORMIN' TRACKIN' WILD MAN TOTALLY HAHA"
"(just tilts his head back and unleashes a continuous roar until he passes out)"
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