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Final Destination 2 (2003)

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When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe. Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

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David R. Ellis

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J. Mackye Gruber (screenplay), Eric Bress (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Larter ... Clear Rivers
A.J. Cook ... Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes ... Thomas Burke
David Paetkau ... Evan Lewis
James Kirk ... Tim Carpenter
Lynda Boyd ... Nora Carpenter
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Kat
Jonathan Cherry ... Rory
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Eugene Dix (as T.C. Carson)
Justina Machado ... Isabella Hudson
Tony Todd ... Mr. Bludworth
Sarah Carter ... Shaina
Alejandro Rae ... Dano (as Alex Rae)
Shaun Sipos ... Frankie
Andrew Airlie ... Mr. Corman
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Whilst heading onto the highway, Kimberly Corman has a vision of a huge car accident. Bringing the traffic to a halt, Kimberly is horrified when the accident actually happens. Kimberly links the occurrence with a similar event a year earlier: the Flight 180 disaster. After speaking with Clear Rivers, the only remaining survivor of the Flight 180 disaster, Kimberly discovers that Death's pattern has been disturbed, meaning everyone who was originally supposed to die will now be killed in separate freak accidents. Kimberly and the remaining survivors must work with Clear to try and stop Death from repeating its process. Written by Film_Fan

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the only disaster to have no memorial services for the casualties. This disaster has the exception of being the only one in which the death order was reversed, since Death did it to start its list anew, due to a remaining survivor of Flight 180 still being alive. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) 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. See more »

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Host: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Velez Air Flight 180 exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK airport. It's a disaster that's affected many. None more so than Mt. Abraham High School, which lost 40 students and 4 faculty members in the crash. But it was the events after the crash that has turned this tragic story into something even stranger. The survivors that managed to get off the plane before it crashed died soon thereafter in a series of mysterious and...
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Alternate Versions

The Sci-Fi version is heavily edited to take out all gore.
  • When Officer Burke's car get's hit by the log, the scene where his head gets crushed is deleted.
  • Eugene's death has no blood.
  • The ladder impaling Evan's eye isn't shown.
  • Tim's death is not shown.
  • Nora's death is not shown.
  • Viewers only get to see Rory's face when he is trisected.
  • Kat's death is not shown.
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Connections

Followed by Final Destination 5 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You
Written by Jerred Shain, Wes Geer, Chad Benekos, Ben Vaught, Doug Boyce and Mark Young
Performed by Hed P.E. (as (hed) planet earth)
Courtesy of Jive Records
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I was actually impressed
4 February 2003 | by blueazuresSee all my reviews

Note, this is only my opinion; and the first movie (Final Destination) is one of my two favorite movies. I was setting myself up for disappointment with this sequal. as anybody should do with any sequal. Especially if the directing is being done by someone else. But I was in fact surprisingly impressed with this one for a few good reasons.

1) It had the same tone as the first movie; death was still a presence of fate and destiny, instead of some super natural force

2) You wernt cheated out of any death- note: do not see this movie if you dont like blood. It isnt gory like guts, slime, or Evil Dead kinda gross. However, it is realistically bloody, which would explain people leaving after the second person dies.

3) The opening scene is amazing!- I can't drive without being a little concerned about getting into an accident. (Im convinced im going to die in a car accident anyways, but thats another story) Its just so realistic and you never think of it being like that when you see one on the news.

4) This Movie had no mercy! - So much emotional attatchment to the charecters. You like most of them and really want them to live. You can relate to them.

5) I dont think the acting was bad at all - Sure it was a bunch of no name actors and actresses in it, but so was the first. They all did a very decent job and how can anyone complain about these people after seeing Keanu Reeves in any of his movies. I was especially impressed with Nora's charecter and the job she did performing it. I think they were all done well and I'm in love with Ali Larter. (She's gonna marry me)

6)I was shocked over and over - remember Terry Chaney getting hit by the bus in the first one? Okay they're all like that. Through the whole movie I sat there with my mouth open saying "oh my god". And I wasnt the only one. Again though, be prepared, most horror movies have comic relief so the audience isnt totally traumatized; this doesnt. Well it has a few subtle and tactfully done things but its not enough to lessen the impact of the shock factor this movie gives you. I am forever desensitezed to violence now. This movie is anything but predictable. My friends would say, "Oh I know whats gonna happen next", which would shortly be followed by, "oh my God!"

7) There was a good story to it - of course its gonna follow the same idea as the first. But it does add more depth this time and an interesting point about flight 180's original survivors and how them getting off didnt necessarily only effect their lives, but other peoples as well. Though this could have been presented better in the movie (it was kinda cheesy at the time) it worked very well with the plot and tied the new cast with the original story very nicely. It wasnt just a new premonition, new poeple who have nothing to do with the original story, and no reason for dieing.

Now, I of course dont think this movie is perfect. As with any movie, if I had the chance to change a few things, I would. (Actually given the chance to change Tim Burton's 'Sleepy Hollow' I wouldnt because I think it's perfect the way it is.) But there are no more things with this sequal I would change then there are with the original it branched of off.

-I think Shirley Walker did an awesome job on this score, but I liked the original better -There is one scene where things tended to happen for no reason, they should have taken the time to show causes for these things, instead of them just happening. But it only happened in one case. -Ali Larter's charecter is so different. But even this is justified after all she's been through alot. -They should have gone into a little more detail or emphasis on what happened to Devon Sawa's charecter, Alex. They made it seem like they were bitter that he didnt agree to do the movie and avoided having to explain him as much as possible. So they killed him with a brick. (Dont worry, that doesnt spoil anything) -The reactions of the cast when someone dies doesnt seem all that realistic. Sometimes it does, but the first had better reactions. (exmpl... Clear throwing up after Billy dies and Carter p***ing his pants when the train is about to hit him) But in this one they scream of course, but it usually only seems to be one person reacting. Even as a bystander, if I were to see any one of these poeple die I would throw up, curl into the fetal position, and cry. Let alone if I had any emotional attatchment to them.

So yeah, this movie is good. Thanks to anyone who actually made it to the end of this. And I dont think they left it open for another movie to be made any more then the first did. Which Im sure it didnt intend to otherwise they wouldve signed Devon onto a contract to come back instead of killing him with a brick and telling us about it in a news article. This movie is good and worth seeing. Im sure it exist for the sole purpose of making money off the tail of the first, but at least it doesnt come off that way.

-Mike-


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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,200,000, 2 February 2003

Gross USA:

$46,961,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,941,129
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