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Final Destination (2000)

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

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Alex is boarding his plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. When Alex and a group of students are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the surviving students falls victim. Whilst preventing the worst from happening, Alex must also dodge the FBI, which believes Alex caused the explosion. Written by simon

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Rated R for violence and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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Flight 180  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,015,822 (USA) (17 March 2000)

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$53,302,314 (USA) (11 August 2000)
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The music played throughout the movie was by John Denver, a musician who died in a plane crash. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) Alex's boarding pass (shown in the opening credits) has him assigned to seat 25-J. In fact, he sits in seat 25-I (though most airlines don't use "I"). See more »

Quotes

[Alex sees a crying baby upon boarding the plane]
George: That's a good sign. Younger, the better. It'd be a fucked up God to take down this plane.
[they see a mental patient in the front row]
George: A *really* fucked up God.
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The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. See more »

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Featured in Dead Teenager Movie (2006) See more »

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And When I Die
Written by Laura Nyro
Performed and produced by Joe 90
Mixed by Jim Wirt
Courtesy of E Pluribus Unum Recordings
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Quite good for a teen slasher flick
5 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It's probably one of the better teen slasher flicks to ever hit the screen.

Let's face it: teen slasher flicks are not outstanding cinema. The writing is always lame, the plots are even lamer, they're usually vehicles for the latest trends in fashion and music and showcases of the heartthrob and/or bombshell-of-the-month. They're really just vehicles for post-pubescent hormonal stimulation.

But "Final Destination" is different. First, it has real imagination going for it. The plot is unlike your typical "madman in the corn chases teenage bombshell through puddles," it actually took some thought to put this together. It's not just shock-factor movie-making, they actually sat down and outlines how all the deaths would work in a way that keeps the plot alive. A tale of kids trying to cheat death's design is much harder to write than a dude with a chainsaw.

Then there's the death scenes themselves. Outstanding! I love a clever death scene in movies like this ... it's why you pay the $8! And these are some doozies. You can tell the filmmakers sat around for hours simply trying to find the coolest way to kill people. And if you have a sick mind (like yours truly), you'll find these death scenes simply hysterical! A really good movie. 8 out of 10. I'm giving it a high score because it's outstanding within it's genre.

Barky


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