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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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Can You Cheat Death? See more »

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

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17 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Flight 180  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$53,302,314 (USA) (11 August 2000)
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Trivia

The plane set was built on a gimbal about twenty feet high to make it shake. The plane set was later torn down and changed to Clear's top floor which she runs through in the storm sequence. See more »

Goofs

At the memorial service, the speaker says that four teachers were aboard the plane, but earlier on Ms. Newton explains to the police officer that she has to be let back on the plane because the students will be alone. If there really were four teachers, two teachers still would have been on the plane. See more »

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Bludworth: [to Alex] You already did that by walking off the plane. Now you gotta out when and how it'll come back at you. Play your hunch, Alex. If you think you can get away from it. But beware the risk of cheating the plan, disrespecting the design... could initiate a horrifying fury that would terrorize even the Grim Reaper - and you don't even want to fuck with that MacDaddy.
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The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. See more »

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Referenced in Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) See more »

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All the Candles in the World
Written by Jane Siberry
Performed by Jane Siberry
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Finally a horror film worth a lot of Praise!
26 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Final Destination has made my list as one of the best horror films in the wake of the teen/slasher revival. in fact it's the most original horror film since the original Scream and it may be better than Scream. There have been many cheap imitations(Urban Legend, i still know what you did last summer, etc) but this one is a keeper.

The film begins with the most exhillerating 15 minutes in recent memory(and if you're afraid of flying be prepared to be shocked). Alex browning(Devon Sawa) is getting ready to leave on a class trip to France. while on the plane he has a vision that the plan is going to explode. Later he awakes from this vison and immediately he goes crazy telling everyone the plane is going to explode. eventually 6 students and alex leave the plane and sure enough moments after the plane takes off it explodes. This is where the story gets interesting by getting off the plane Alex soon realizes that him and his friends have cheated Death and they have to figure out when death is coming back at them.

The one thing i thought was trully good about this film was whenever "Death" came after the remaining students that got off the plane it wasn't some grim reaper type guy you could see. whenever death was around it was very subtle. shadows, wind, etc. death never showed his ugly head. he used everyday thingst o kill his victims. in fact it was stuff that you could accidentally do in your home and that is what makes this film scary.

The acting is great. Devon Sawa proves that he can carry a film. he has great talent. Ali Larter is a terrific actress who is well on her way to becoming the best actress ofher generation, but Kerr smith of dawson's Creek shines here. he was really good and i hope to see him in more films.

Great film worth every dollar i spent to see it. 10


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