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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Roger the 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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Tom Brandston
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Wayne Alworth
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Chet Felker
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Principal Ken Weaver
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Bill Korn
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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 »


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

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11 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Un día de nieve  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 PA 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 »

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Before the plow crashed into the snow fort there were already snow tracks present. See more »

Quotes

[after being told that if he eats too much snow, he'll have to go to the bathroom]
Wayne Alworth: Aw, man! I gotta whizz!
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Spoofs Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Written by BeBe Winans, Rhett Lawrence and Sherree Ford Payne
Performed by Dina Carroll
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Frost Without the Bite
7 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this when it first came to video. Even at a young age, I knew something was wrong. The story it told was bizarre. It tries to balance teen-romantic comedy with Home Alone style kiddie hijinks. Those really don't go together. I can see how you can thread together multiple plots and characters during a single day (It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World did it perfectly so many years ago), but these filmmakers, and ESPECIALLY Nickelodeon weren't prepared to make something like that work. Chris Elliot's Snowplow Man is also such a hateful character. This was during the time when Chris Elliot was somehow in every comedy movie, because for some reason, everyone thought he was hilarious in There's Something About Mary (that would be half-right). Also, I don't dig Chevy Chase comedy. Not one bit. Snow Day is a conundrum.


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