Down 446 this week

Snow Day (2000)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  11 February 2000 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 8,781 users   Metascore: 34/100
Reviews: 89 user | 42 critic | 22 from

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


0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 16 Nov 2011
a list of 42 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
a list of 40 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
a list of 45 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Snow Day" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Snow Day (2000)

Snow Day (2000) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Snow Day.
4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, plots revenge when he learns he's moving; it backfires when he doesn't move after all.

Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Alex D. Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy
Snow Dogs (2002)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A father needs to get a Turbo Man action figure for his son just before Christmas. Unfotunately, every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find a Turbo Man figure.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A college student experiences difficulty in getting home for Christmas after being hazed by his friends. While struggling to get home in time for Christmas, he learns quite a bit about ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Sanford
Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Shadow, Sassy, and Chance have to find their way home after they become stranded at the San Francisco International Airport as their owners fly to Canada on vacation.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Ralph Waite
Under Wraps (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Director: David Kellogg
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear
Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza
Beethoven (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but its veterinarian secretly wants to kill him.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones


Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger the Snowplowman
Hal Brandston
Laura Brandston
Mr. Zellweger
Chad Symmonz
Tom Brandston
Wayne Alworth
Jade Yorker ...
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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un día de nieve  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 12,179,081 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The news anchor woman in the movie (Andrea Engel) and the Sportscaster (Shaye Ganam) are real life news anchors for a TV station in Edmonton, Alberta, where the exterior shots were filmed. See more »


In the introduction, after the principal gets hit with the snowball he falls back and drops his steak into a lawn chair. In the next scene, his dog comes and picks it up from the ground. See more »


Lane Leonard: [knocking on the door] Mr. Zellweger, please!
Mr. Zellweger: Whats the problem?
Lane Leonard: Mr. Zellwegar, i tried to stop her i really tried!
Mr. Zellweger: Stop who from doing what?
Lane Leonard: "Al Martino bites the big one". thats what she wrote. On the bathroom wall. Some weird girl with a dog collar, and a snake tatoo on her face!
Mr. Zellweger: WHAT KIND OF SICKO?
See more »


Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 12 February 2000 (2000) See more »


Another Dumb Blonde
Written by Antonina Armato and Tim James
Performed by Hoku
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Only Saw It Once 15 years Ago
5 March 2015 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

We've been having a lot of snowstorms recently out here on the East Coast. It is snowing right now. All this snow reminded me of this Nickelodeon movie, Snow Day. It also can remind you of when you're a kid and you seem to like snow more than now, as snow often times means NO SCHOOL. You can always wonder when we get snowstorms if there will be school. Well, I remember somebody once telling me something. I can't remember who told me, but it's sticked with me since I heard it. If the roads aren't clear, then activities get cancelled. If the roads are clear then things like school aren't cancelled. Yeah, it normally seems like snow is at it's worst when it is accumulating as you might not want to be traveling then. You can get stranded. But, once it stops snowing, it normally doesn't take a long time for the plows to clean up the snow.

This movie is a Nickelodeon movie that mostly gives a kids perspective on a snow day. Kids excited not to have school on a snow day, making the most of it and trying to stop the bad guy the plowman. I remember this movie being advertised, and I invited two of my friends for a sleepover and we saw this movie in the movie theaters. I was in 7th Grade at the time, and I even encouraged both of my parents to come. My Dad wasn't up to seeing it until I told him a commercial I saw on the movie which I thought was the plot of the movie, it turned out it wasn't. A commercial of it snowing all across the U.S. including Florida. The plot was where it was snowing in a specific region.

So yeah, part of the plot of the movie is kids having a snow day, along with certain other characters like a high school student, it's been so long since I've seen this movie I forget his name, but it shows his love story. Also, the snow day from an adults perspective in this movie. How the adults are reacting to the snow. We see the bad guy from the movie who is the plowman and like the school principal. The kids do everything they can to stop him to have more snow days.

Well, as an adult reviewing this movie years later I have to say some of my inner perceptions from the movie. The movie is a little cheesy and disgusting. The plowman is a disgusting character and so is one of the kids. Even at the time I saw this in 7th Grade, I thought it was more of a kid friendly Nick movie, like more for prepubescent kids. But, I wouldn't see how a lot of kids would really enjoy this. There are a couple of things that make this movie fake. For one do you think that many kids could go against the plowman, and not get in trouble with the law. Besides, there should be more than one plow. It is not just for the kids to go back to school, but the rest of the community to go to work. We all have our lives to live.

I have also always thought about why school is important besides educating kids. My whole life, I have thought about what would happen if kids did not go to school. For one, it's nice for kids to go as they make friends with other kids around the community that go to the same school. It gives them something to do during the day, as days off from school and work aren't always so good or appreciative if you have SO MANY. Also, a lot of their parents who will be making money it allows the parents to go to work without having to stay at home with their kids, or just allows separation time from kids to adults. When kids are little, they seem to prefer being around their parents and can cry when they're away. But, it teaches kids at a young age that they can't be around their parents all day, and that in life we have responsibilities of places to go to and things to do everyday. A lot of kids would not be productive during the days if they were not required to go to school. So, this movie is a little over exaggerated and not realistic movie of showing how kids are on snow days. The person who wrote it almost made it sound like school is bad, but they did it in a fun way.

This movie was still somewhat entertaining, but I have to give it a 3/10. I've seen scenes of the movie since I saw the movie. But, considering I didn't really like it when I saw it thinking it was cheesy, and thinks it might send the wrong message I give it a 3.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Irresponsible Scene - DANGER timghe
SNOW DAY! orlando4me13
the kids are monsters chipmunkguy_5
Does Emmanuelle Chriqui have a big role in this movie? georgy-girl
Symbolism in Snow Day? tdouglashall
what a great movie upsidedown_i
Discuss Snow Day (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: