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After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

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In a car race in McKinley Speedway, twenty-something Nick has a premonition of a deadly car crash with many casualties in the audience and convinces his girlfriend Lori and his friends Hunt and Janet to leave the place. They are followed by the security guard; a racist guy; a mother with her children and a mechanic, that are saved from death. When the racist guy and the mother die in mysterious and creepy incidents, Nick and Lori research and find many similar cases in Internet. They try to lure The Ripper to break the chain of deadly events and survive, but destiny does not help them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Death Saved The Best For 3D See more »

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Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 4  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,633,395 (UK) (28 August 2009)

Gross:

$66,466,372 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Nick Zano ad-lib the "donkey punch" line in the sex scene. Zano stated in an interview that David R. Ellis encouraged him to make up outrageous lines in various takes. See more »

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One of the characters is shot with two nails in the arm. In the next scene he has 4 nails in his arm. See more »

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Pit Crewmember: Go! Go! Go!
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Follows Final Destination 3 (2006) See more »

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The worst in the series
30 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the worst entry in the series for the following reasons:

1. At approximately 80 minutes the film is too short and there isn't any sort of time given to building up tension.

2. Pretty much all of the deaths are given away in the previews, so when someone dies its no surprise whatsoever. By taking away the surprise aspect the movie was ruined.

3. There is even less of a plot here then the other 3. Granted the basic premise is the same but they didn't even try here.

4. The deaths themselves were very "meh" and fake looking. Way too much CGI was used. Not only that but they cut away from what probably would have been the most visually interesting death. 5. No Tony Todd. He was seen in the first 2 and heard in the 3rd one. At this point the fans expect to see him. They should have tried to get him in here somehow.

I could go on and on. I hope that if they make a 5th one that James Wong (who directed the first and third films) returns to give the series a proper send off as the David Ellis entries to the franchise (the second and fourth films) are definitely the weakest links in the series. To his credit though, part 2 did probably have some of the best deaths in the series (opening premonition, fire escape ladder, and plate glass).


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