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Snow Day (2000)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  11 February 2000 (USA)
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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:
Roger the Snowplowman
Hal Brandston
Laura Brandston
Mr. Zellweger
Chad Symmonz
Tom Brandston
Wayne Alworth
Chet Felker
Principal Ken 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)


ESP 12,179,081 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. 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 »


Chuck Wheeler: Say hi to Greg, he'll be hurting you today.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) See more »


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Written by Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Terry Daly, Wayne Morris and William Guice
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This movie is not just for Kids.
14 December 2002 | by (Anchorage, AK) – See all my reviews

I hate to see people meticulously pine over the details of this marvelous film as if it were "The Last Temptation of Christ". It's a simple film with heart and hilarity. This film features some of the funniest children actors I've ever seen. It's painfully corny, yes, but a the same time it makes you laugh out loud and feel the characters. Watch this movie. It's pure hilarity and fun.

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