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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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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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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Chevy Chase complained on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) that when filming in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, it was incredibly cold outside. In fact, the temperature throughout filming was +1C (34F) or higher everyday. Effects artists actually had to *make* snow for the shooting. Then mayor of Edmonton, Bill Smith, sent a letter to Rosie O'Donnell telling the truth of the matter, which she read on air and laughed off - to the annoyance of most Edmontonians. See more »

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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 »

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Principal Ken Weaver: [singing] Oh, there's no snow for you, oh, there's no snow for you... nothing but blue skies for meeeee! Oh, you're going to school, oh, you're going to school!
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »

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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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