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Snow Day (2000)

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

Director:

Chris Koch

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Elliott ... Snowplowman
Mark Webber ... Hal Brandston
Jean Smart ... Laura Brandston
Schuyler Fisk ... Lane Leonard
Iggy Pop ... Mr. Zellweger
Pam Grier ... Tina
John Schneider ... Chad Symmonz
Chevy Chase ... Tom Brandston
Zena Grey ... Natalie Brandston
Josh Peck ... Wayne Alworth
Jade Yorker ... Chet Felker
Damian Young ... Principal Weaver
Connor Matheus ... Randy Brandston
J. Adam Brown ... Bill Korn
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Claire Bonner
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Storyline

When an entire town in upstate New York is closed down by an unexpected snowfall, a "snow day" begins when a group of elementary school kids, led by Natalie Brandston, try to ensure that the schools stay closed by stopping a mechanical snowplow driver by trying to hijack his plow truck. Meanwhile, Natalie's big brother Hal is using this day to try to win the affections of Claire Bonner, the most popular girl in his high school, while Hal and Natalie's father Tom, a TV meteorologist, faces off against a rival meteorologist for weather coverage of the day's events. Written by <pataygs@voicnet.com>

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Taglines:

Roads closed. Schools shut. Rules were made to be frozen! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un día de nieve See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,331,819, 13 February 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,020,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,464,731
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

Natalie says that "we've never had two [snow days] in a row before!" In upstate New York, it is rare not to have two snow days in a row. See more »

Quotes

Tom Brandston: It's amazing what some kid's will do just to earn a merit badge.
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Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Picture of You
Written by Paul Wilson, Andy Watkins, Eliot Kennedy & Ronan Keating
Performed by Boyzone
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Mischief, butt, and Emmanuelle Chriqui
6 October 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Part "American Graffiti" (a few hours in the lives of several kids and the adults in their lives), part "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (fun and life's lessons learned in a day off from school), part "Groundhog's Day" (the second film in what I hope will eventually be The Weatherman Trilogy featuring Chris Elliot in quirky roles), and part "A Christmas Story" (nostalgia and snow), "Snow Day" is a slap stick comedy that doesn't take itself seriously and offers harmless fun. Something for everyone in the family. Chevy Chase and Jean Smart have fairly small roles as the parents but they are a joy to watch. Stories involving younger kids reminded my of "Our Gang", the stories involving teens reminded me of "Ferris Buelle"r. Rated PG for mischief (say what?), and the word "butt." Emmanuelle Chriqui plays the most popular girl in school who is not only drop dead gorgeous but a girl next door type who is nice to everyone. She makes a terrific role model and it's refreshing to see this aspect of her character, which in most movies would have been written as all out bad.


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