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Final Destination (2000)

 -  Horror  -  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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Death Doesn't Take No For An Answer. See more »

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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:

£1,498,519 (UK) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

£10,218,118 (UK) (1 September 2000)
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Trivia

Most characters in the film are named after directors or stars from black and white horror movies: Chaney (Lon Chaney); Waggner (director George Waggner); Browning (famous "Dracula" director Tod Browning); Larry Murnau, (after F.W. Murnau, director of the "first" Dracula film Nosferatu (1922)); Schreck (Max Schreck also starred in "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens"); Valerie Lewton (Val Lewton produced several famous horror movies); Blake Dreyer (Carl Theodor Dreyer directed Vampyr (1932)); Howard Siegel (Don Siegel' directed Dirty Harry (1971)); Billy Hitchcock, whose name pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. See more »

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Although this film is set in New York, the train that smashes Carter's car is a "BC Rail" train, which only runs in Canada. See more »

Quotes

[Having just been jolted out of his premonition, Alex is wild-eyed and hyperventilating as he verifies that the tray table latch is broken, which means his vision was real]
Flight Attendant: Is there a a problem, sir?
Carter: What's your fuckin' problem?
Mr. Larry Murnau: Alex? Qu'est-ce que c'est?
Alex Browning: [screaming] Qu'est-ce que c'est? The fuckin' plane's gonna explode!
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Referenced in Supernatural: My Heart Will Go On (2011) See more »

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Into the Void
Written by Trent Reznor
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Courtesy of Nothing Records
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original and scary
14 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Inventive, effectively eerie spine-chiller is a step up in the teen horror genre. High schooler Sawa has a horrific vision of his plane crashing just moments before its departure on a class field trip. He and several others exit the plane only to discover that it does in fact crash, but things take a shocking turn when the remaining survivors begin to die in the most mysterious ways. Story is intriguing, the suspense flows well throughout, and there are enough violent deaths to satisfy the target audience. The ending is a bit of a disappointment and should have been planned out better, but overall this is one of the better films of the genre. ***


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