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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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally planned to be "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" (1993) movie. See more »

Goofs

During the snowmobile chase, Hal stops to let the two goons shoot on ahead of him. Yet in the next shot of Hal (after the two baddies separate their machines), Chet is coming up on him from behind. See more »

Quotes

Wayne Alworth: Welcome to the Chuck n' Wayne House of Pain!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Beach/Snow Day (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Her
Written and Performed by Schuyler Fisk
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If only the Plot were as Deep as the Snow.....
13 February 2000 | by wcourterSee all my reviews

Key Words: Cute / Kid Flic / So-So

There are some belly laughs for the adults in this one, and a plethora of snowball attack and "fart joke" situations that the kids in the audience all loved. But the plot was not as deep as the snow, and I longed for some more good situations that could have been worked into the action. All in all it was a light diversion with some cute kids and one nasty, dirty, "snow-plow man" that was more comic strip than reality.


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