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Final Destination 2 (2003) Poster

Goofs

Boom mic visible 

Fluffy mic seen in window of people carrier which crashes into the hay stack.
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When the caravan almost runs over the goofy kid in the PVC pipe scene you can see the mic visible in the reflection of the windows on the caravan as the kid is being pulled to safety.
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Character error 

When Officer Burke is looking at the pictures taken of the dead survivors of flight 180, Tod, in the bath, has his hands to the wire round his neck as if he died whilst trying to pull on it to get free. However, in the first movie as he dies, his hands eventually rest by his side, nowhere near his neck.
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If Clear was extremely worried about her safety, i.e. making the nurse collect anything possibly dangerous from visitors, then she wouldn't have a television monitor in her room. Since it could possibly burst shooting glass everywhere or even cause an electrical fire.
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In Kimberly's premonition, the hobo woman getting cans shakes the bag which makes the cans fall out. After Kimberly's premonition, the hobo woman just holds the bag and the cans just fall out.
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After the airbag deploys, the girl gets impaled by the PVC pipe. When the news is reporting the accident on the radio, the woman says her head was impaled with a metal pipe. It was a PVC pipe.
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Continuity 

After Kimberly has her first premonition (the highway), she parks her SUV across the on-ramp to block it. Yet, when her SUV gets hit by the truck, it has moved to being parked pointing onto the highway, and quite a ways out into traffic to have been hit so squarely by a passing truck.
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On the highway with a police car behind her, Kimberly changes to the right lane and nearly collides with a truck, but the previous view of the rear view mirror showed they were already in the right lane; there was no truck in sight and both lanes were occupied by cars.
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When Officer Burke approaches Kimberly's truck after her premonition, the camera shows a concrete barrier directly out her window, protecting her truck nearly to the front. Moments later, when the semi smashes into her truck, it hits nearly in the middle. The semi would have had to drive through the barriers to do this.
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When Tim is in the dentist's chair and the dentist is drilling his tooth, the dentist's hand go from both being on the right side of Tim's head to having his right hand holding the drill and the left hand around Tim's head holding the other instrument.
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At the very beginning of the movie, it is stated that Mt. Abraham High lost 40 students and four teachers in the plane crash in Final Destination. 40 students and four teachers boarded the plane, but six students and one teacher were removed, meaning that 34 students and three teachers died on the plane.
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In Eugene's hospital room, the cart that his breathing machine is on rolls away from the wall and pulls the plug far enough out of the socket to cut the power to the machine. When the door is opened a few minutes later, the plug (which now plugged all the way in) is yanked out of the socket and causes a spark.
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In Kimberly's premonition, they drive quite away down the highway before the accident happens, yet in real life the accident happens right at the spot where they got on the highway.
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When Evan is extinguishing the flames, the floor, the counters and refrigerator are on fire, in one shot, but in another there is no fire on the counter.
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When Rory is cut in three, the close-ups on his face show a green forest behind him, but the long shots of his whole body show a forest barren of leaves.
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When Kimberly gets her first premonition, her car window is alternately up/down between shots.
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Just before the semi-truck bashes into Kimberly's car, one of her friends who is closest to the window (which is about to get hit) turns and gasps. But seconds before the truck hits the car, you can clearly see Kimberly's other friend stick his head out of the window, meaning that the two friends must have switched places.
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During the premonition on the highway, the road switches between being dry and wet between shots.
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When Kat is calling Brian for help after the crash, the log is straight. When Brian gets to her, it is bent.
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When Evan's car hits the diesel tank and explodes, he is driving the same way as Kimberly and the others. But after Kimberly flips, and she sees him burning, his car is clearly turned around facing towards Kimberly's SUV.
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In the premonition of the crash, after Eugene slides off his bike, Rory yelps and swerves to avoid a burning car. No cars have exploded yet. The burning car disappears when Rory is flipping over and over toward the camera
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After Evan throws his spaghetti out of the window, he puts the pan on the stove. When he does, there are a few pieces of spaghetti still on it, but the rest of the following scenes the pan is clean.
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During the first premonition the radio is on 94.9FM discussing the candle light vigil. The driver then jumps immediately to a different station. However after the camera pans back to the radio and the second of three stations it still shows 94.9FM before jumping to the 104FM station for the third station.
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In the crash scene, when Evan is driving towards the tractor-trailer and the camera is on his face, the windshield is missing from his car. In the next shot of him ducking down, it is back.
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Near the end of the crash scene, as the tractor-trailer explodes, a utility-vehicle type "bucket" is seen above the driver's side of the truck cab. It is not visible in any other shot of the truck.
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As Rory's car rolls over during the crash, both the driver's door window and the quarter window are intact and visible until the shot changes. When the car comes to a stop in the very next shot, the door window is either gone or rolled down, and the quarter window is broken out, though neither are seen breaking.
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At the beginning of the movie Dano is smoking a joint and holds it out when he sees the motorcycle chick flash herself, the boy next to him takes it from Dano and takes a drag, but in the next shot Dano is holding it out again.
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When Jason's girl is at his grave during the other two girls funeral, the grass has completely grown over his grave. This should take almost a year to cover this well and be the same color.
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In the beginning of the movie, after the Hice truck passes by, there is a boy crashing his toy trucks in his dad's car. Dad's hand switches positions on the steering wheel from down, then top, then down again.
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When Evan knocks over the flaming frying pan, the handle takes the small grill off the stove, when Evan gets loose, the grill is back on the stove.
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The photo of Isabella Hudson on the computer that the main characters look at, is a photo of her in the jail cell, which is later in the movie.
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As the frying pan heats up, the flame is at medium heat. On the wide shot as Evan is reaching into the refrigerator, the flame is out.
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When Kat is in the van with her legs impaled by the PVC pipe, she is shown clearly smoking with her right hand. Later, when the airbag is deployed and she is killed, she drops the smoking cigarette out the window from her left hand.
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In the highway crash premonition, Kat hits a log with her Ford and rolls over and a close-up of her in the truck shows her airbag doesn't deploy. But later in the movie her airbag goes off when the fireman hits the truck with the jaws of life.
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When the camera is moving towards Kimberly's car, showing how Officer Burke approaches her, the passenger seat is empty. When the camera is in the fixed position after that (when Kimberly says, "There's gonna be a huge pile-up"), we can see Shaina in the passenger seat again.
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The radio station channels are different when they mention the funeral service. One is 104.9 (before pile up) and 98.9 after the premonition.
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The position of Tim's hands at the police station as he is about to leave.
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Crew or equipment visible 

The camera is visible going across the aquarium in the dentist's office.
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When the coffee cup spills onto Burke's lap, the vibrator motor attached to the bottom of the cup to make the liquid jiggle can be clearly seen.
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During the crash you can see pneumatic rams that were used to flip the vehicles over.
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At the opening sequence (highway collision) when Eugene Dix is pinned against the log by his own bike the wire that flops the dummy's hand up is visible.
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When Kimberley's car is seen rolling, Eugene is hit by his bike and Evan hits the truck, you can easily tell these were dolls. You can see the wire to move the head of the doll on Eugene, the arms (which are incredibly flexible) when Kimberley's car rolls and the doll is just dropped to the side when Evan hits the truck.
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Errors in geography 

When Kimberly is driving the Farmer's pickup and talking about the hospital, they clearly pass by a Canada Post mail truck on their right. The film is set in New York State.
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When Tim is in the dentist's office, the oxygen tank on the anesthesia machine has a white label. While this is the correct label color in Canada (where the movie was filmed), in the United States (the movie is set in New York), all compressed gas tanks containing oxygen have a green label (or the entire tank is painted green).
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The metered ramp indicates the road where the pileup occurs is U.S. Route 23, a north/south highway that does not come near New York state, when the scene clearly takes place in New York.
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There are two mountains, in the real greenwood lake, but nothing like the mountainous terrain in Canada where the movie was shot. The lake is nine miles in length, and one mile wide. and stretches across state lines into new jersey.
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Factual errors 

Although it can be an understandable desire of the actress, during the scene Kimberly is being defibrillated, you can see she is wearing a bra. During emergency procedures all clothes are cut off the patient.
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During the opening montage, the news reporter says that Flight 180 crashed. In actual fact, the plane exploded in flight.
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When Evan is seconds from being impaled when on the ground and the camera does the above shot and he starts to say "Jesus Christ" the ladder is not aligned with Evan's eye.
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Prior to 2007 New York State Police did not use any blue lights on their patrol cars, after legislation passed in early 2007 they now use blue lighting in limited rear-facing applications not the front-facing use like in the movie.
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The news report shows Highway 23 as being an interstate highway. There is no Interstate 23 in existence. There is a New Jersey state route 23 not too far from Greenwood Lake however.
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New York State Police do not wear badges on their uniforms.
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New York State citizens were required to change and update their license plates from the original Red Statue of Liberty in the Middle to the blue mountain background (shown on the Police Car); cars that still had the Red Statue of Liberty license plate were not allowed on the road; however, both license plates were used in this film.
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At 7 minutes into the movie, where Kimberly's Suburban is blinking the Check Engine light on the dash - first, the light will flash only in case of a serious malfunction of the engine, such as a spark plug misfiring, which requires immediate attention. Losing transmission fluid is not an engine problem, and in fact the transmission overdrive indicator would blink, indicating a transmission problem. Two, the Check Engine light never has a beep associated with the light.
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When Officer Burke looks over the site Flight 180 survivors and sees four related crime scene photos, he looks over a picture of himself beside Billy Hitchcock in a body bag. According to the law and protocol a body must not be moved and or tampered with (only allowed to be moved by the coroners for collection), Billy has indeed been moved by Officer Burke, as his body with Officer Burke is now on the dirt track near the train tracks where he was decapitated. In the first film Billy upon his semi-decapitation had his body topple off to the right side of the track, collapsing down on the side of an embankment shrouded in trees.
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New York State Police wear purple ties with their uniforms, not black ties as seen in the movie.
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Miscellaneous 

In the first movie, Alex is 17 when he is going to go to Paris, so how can he have died at age 19 when he died *before* the one-year anniversary of the flight 180 crash?
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

At the end of Final Destination, Alex had just been saved, so Clear was next. But after that, someone (maybe even Alex) could have saved Clear so that it skipped her again, and then Alex died after that. Since Clear says she and Alex cheated death dozens of times, it must have even jumped back and forth between them several more times.
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Plot holes 

After Clear Rivers and Eugene Dix are killed by Eugene's room's oxygen combustion Dr. Kalarjian and a male orderly simply pass by them with the ECG machine, ignoring both character's corpses in the main foyer corridor. The single paramedic to arrive the scene moments later (to whom Kimberley claims the 'white van' ambulance from) tends to the recently deceased characters but does without any further assistance, also after Kimberley's new life offering out on the lake leading to her resuscitation (a fade out shot of the hospital's exterior is imminent) no fire trucks are parked in the lot.
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Revealing mistakes 

In various shots of the tractor-trailer during the crash scene, we see that it has a fuel tank mounted to the bottom side. Flatbed trailers do not have fuel tanks, as they have no need for them.
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In the premonition, both the talk radio show and "Highway to Hell" song are shown on 104.9Mhz.
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When Rory is cut in half, in the wide shot (if you look closely) you can the outline of the green suit he is wearing
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When Evan Lewis is in his apartment before the fire. His stereo turns on, but he really turns it off. You can see the display on the receiver disappear and the red standby light come on.
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During the major accident, when Eugene falls off his bike and hits the log on the road, if you look just above the log when the motorcycle 'intercepts' with the actor, you can see what appears to be a crash pad above it.
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In the first crash scene, the vehicles used for tumbling in the accidents all have visible roll cages however the actual vehicles do not.
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Before the premonition the talk radio show is on 104.9Mhz, after the premonition when she changes the radio stations, the same talk show is on 98.9Mhz
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Seconds after the (real) pile-up, Shaina and Frankie gasp and turn their head. But in the wide shot of the car, you can clearly see that Dano is looking straight ahead, without turning his head to look at the crash.
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In Kimberley's premonition, when Rory's car flips over we see the boot of his car go flying. Yet when the car is seen rolling after Eugene is killed by his bike, the boot lid flies off again. When the car stops rolling you can still see the doors are still on there and the bonnet is just bent, so it has to have been the boot.
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After Eugene falls off his bike, he is on the left side sliding towards it. In another shot, he is on the right side of the bike sliding away from it.
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During the big pile up scene in the beginning of the movie we see many cars roll over and as a result we see the undercarriage of many vehicles. However, upon closer inspection you can see the round cylinders on ONE side of the undercarriage which are part of the mechanism that, when activated, uses an explosive charge to flip the car over. This usually involves what is essentially, shooting a large piece of telephone pole at an explosive rate of speed down through the underside of the car and onto the ground which acts as a jack of sorts. But at the rate of speed it happens due to the explosive charge, it not only lifts the car up off the ground but flips it over violently.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Factual errors 

During the reanimation near the end of the movie, Dr. Kalarjian defibrillates Kimberly though the EKG shows a flat line. A defibrillation is only useful if the patient suffers ventricular fibrillation (where the EKG shows fast, irregular zig-zag lines).
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Miscellaneous 

When Tim gets smashed with a pane of glass, his body becomes horribly mutilated. However, the emergency crew carries him away as a solid/whole body.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Rory gets cut in half by the fence post, it was shot in front of a green screen with poles holding up his legs as the top half toppled off. In the film if you look in the bottom right hand corner, you can see one of his intestines hit an invisible pole, then flip over onto the ground.
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