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Final Destination (2000)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  17 March 2000 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flight 180  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£10,218,118 (UK) (1 September 2000)

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The Canadian French voice cast version dubbed in Quebec is: The French voice director was Mario Desmarais, It was recorded at Cinélume Post Productions Inc. in Quebec Canada. See more »


At the airport, the French teacher addresses the students with "écoutez, les enfants!", which means "listen up, children". No French speaking person would ever address 16-18 years old with "enfants", "enfant" meaning a (little) child up to perhaps ten or maybe twelve years at the most. See more »


Billy Hitchcock: There they go, here we stay.
[as he watches the plane take off and then explode]
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The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. 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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What if you could predict your death? Would you prevent it or let it come?
15 November 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I finally decided to give the Final Destination movies a chance, I didn't want to see them when they were released because of the actors, just a bunch of Dawson Creek teen drama TV actors, and I figured the movie would probably suck or be a Scream rip off. But today I decided that maybe I should give these movies a chance, I heard from a couple people that they were pretty good. I apologize to the writers and director of Final Destination, because this was one of the better horror movies I have seen in a while.

Basically, Alex and his fellow students, including four teachers, are going on a field trip to Paris, but Alex has a horrifying nightmare of the plane crashing horribly and exploding killing everyone. Right before they take off, he screams and tells people to get off, but only 6 follow him, one of which is in a fight with him, one of which believes him, one of which who was late for the flight, one of which was a teacher comforting him, one of which was his best friend, and one of which is the girlfriend of the guy who is in a fight with Alex. The plane explodes, killing everyone, thinking they're safe, Alex realizes that they were meant for death and it has a pattern, but it's a matter of playing Death!

Final Destination is original and a terrifying story that brings up the interesting subject of fate and destiny and if you make it or things should happen naturally. Not to mention the pretty cool death scenes that occur in this film is any horror fan's dream of watching. This is one of the better horror films of this generation and I'm looking forward to the next sequel.


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