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

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Snowplowman
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Hal Brandston
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Laura Brandston
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Mr. Zellweger
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Chad Symmonz
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Wayne Alworth
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Chet Felker
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Principal Weaver
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Bill Korn
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Storyline

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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Roads closed. Schools shut. Rules were made to be frozen! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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11 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un día de nieve  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

A real bank heist took place near the filming location, and the felons drove right past the Production Assistant, who immediately alerted everyone on-set. The felons were surprised to see that they were driving through a film set, shortly before driving headlong into (and becoming hopelessly stuck in) a fake snow drift. The police immediately apprehended the two bumbling crooks to the amusement of all on-set. See more »

Goofs

When the kid dances after hearing there is no school, he suddenly appears on the other side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Hal Branston: Wasn't it you who said that true love is all about finding someone you can stand to be around for 10 minutes at a time?
Lane Leonard: Yeah.
Hal Branston: You got 10 minutes?
[Hal and Lane kiss]
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Connections

References It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) See more »

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Written by Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey (as Andrew Lachey), Jeff Timmons (as Jeffrey Timmons), Justin Jeffre, Sean Hosein & Dane DeViller
Performed by 98 Degrees (as 98°)
Courtesy of Universal Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Underrated, funny movie
10 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie at my cottage in 2001 because my little cousins begged to rent it. I groaned because it looked like any other Family Channel movie with cheesy lines, etc. However, I was very wrong. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was recently advertised to be shown on TV again, and I felt nostalgic about it. But, I couldn't help thinking that since I was about 13 when I first saw it, my tastes might have changed, and I would hate it now. Again, I was definitely wrong.

This movie can appeal to any age group, because it has plot lines involving a wide range of ages. All the plot lines offer something funny and cute, even if sometimes unbelievable. But with a movie like this, you have to be able to suspend your grasp on reality for a couple hours.

If you're looking for a good, light movie to pass some time with, you will not be disappointed by this one. I recommend it to anyone.


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