When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Brandston
Laura Brandston
Mr. Zellweger
Chad Symmonz
Tom Brandston
Wayne Alworth
Chet Felker
Principal Weaver
Bill Korn


When an entire town in upstate New York is closed down by an unexpected snowfall, a "snow day" begins when a group of elementary school kids, led by Natalie Brandston, try to ensure that the schools stay closed by stopping a mechanical snowplow driver by trying to hijack his plow truck. Meanwhile, Natalie's big brother Hal is using this day to try to win the affections of Claire Bonner, the most popular girl in his high school, while Hal and Natalie's father Tom, a TV meteorologist, faces off against a rival meteorologist for weather coverage of the day's events. Written by <pataygs@voicnet.com>

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No School. No Rules. No Problem. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un día de nieve  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,331,819 (USA) (11 February 2000)


$60,008,303 (USA) (7 July 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The music used when Hal finds the whale ankle bracelet in the pool is the "Big W" music used in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). See more »


Near the 45 minute mark, after the Snowplow runs into a gray Plymouth Reliant, you can clearly see a CAA (Canadian Auto Association) sticker on the trunk. When the camera cuts back to a closer angle, you can see that the sticker has been peeled off. Obviously the producers didn't want the audience noticing the CAA sticker, which would be a dead giveaway that this movie was filmed in Canada. See more »


Principal Ken Weaver: Must have the courage of ten principals, must get home.
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References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »


Heat Wave
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae
Courtesy of Concord Records, Inc.
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Can't every day be a snow day?

First of all, it is a story about a group of kids trying to seek revenge because of the "Snow Plow Man" who has ruined every first snow day with no snow day to follow. (He ruined it by plowing the roads and making it so the kids could go to school after each snow day.) The older brother of one of the kids is trying to find a way to tell a popular girl that he likes her. The plot is that simple. The plot is not "meshed" it is just like any other movie, there is more than one thing going on, but it would only confuse you if you are an easily confused person (after all it was intended for a younger audience, and they get it!). There is no harsh or "adult" language used in the film, to my knowledge.

This film has some laughs, especially when Chris Elliott is at his hammiest behind the wheel of his snowplow. Some things seem off, but it's a kids' movie, so I'll let stuff like that go for the most part. Also, there are many story-lines that just aren't woven together well. We're not sure who the main character is supposed to be (it doesn't seem to be the narrator - the adolescent older brother - since his story is in the background). The problem is that they did not focus enough on the "fun" aspect of this film, the snow day itself. They spent too much time on this kid trying to get this popular girl (whom he then rejects) and that had nothing to do with a snow day, other than the mantra he kept repeating. "Snow Day" is pretty good but not as good as I thought it would be. It's good for a deep snowy day if you want to stay inside. Grab a hot coco make yourself comfortable and enjoy. You're sure to get a good laugh.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10.

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