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Final Destination (2000)

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After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Alex Browning
Ali Larter ... Clear Rivers
Kerr Smith ... Carter Horton
Kristen Cloke ... Valerie Lewton
Daniel Roebuck ... Agent Weine
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Agent Schreck
Chad Donella ... Tod Waggner (as Chad E. Donella)
Seann William Scott ... Billy Hitchcock
Tony Todd ... Bludworth
Amanda Detmer ... Terry Chaney
Brendan Fehr ... George Waggner
Forbes Angus ... Larry Murnau
Lisa Marie Caruk ... Christa Marsh
Christine Chatelain ... Blake Dreyer
Barbara Tyson ... Barbara Browning
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Storyline

Alex is boarding his plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. When Alex and a group of students are thrown off the plane, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Alex must now work out Death's plan, as each of the surviving students falls victim. Whilst preventing the worst from happening, Alex must also dodge the FBI, which believes Alex caused the explosion. Written by simon

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Taglines:

Death is the Final Destination, Boarding Starts Now! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight 180 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,015,822, 19 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,331,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,880,294
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 31 mins) The speech that Tod gives at the funeral is a quote from Marcel Proust. See more »

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(at around 39 mins) Clear's hair in the garage when she takes off her welding helmet is curled, then straight, then curled again. See more »

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[in Carter's car]
Billy Hitchcock: Stay below the speed limit. And, oh: don't pass on the right.
Carter: Wait a minute. I'm havin' a vision here.
[to Billy]
Carter: You're the next one man.
Billy Hitchcock: Hey, man. Why'd you say something like that?
Carter: Because if you don't shut up, *I'm* gonna fuckin' kill you!
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Scared Me Good
19 December 2000 | by dee.reidSee all my reviews

I have to admit that when I first saw the previews for Final Destination, I didn't think much. But after reading several reviews that said how good it was, I thought about seeing it, but couldn't because of a busy year.

The story is about a kid named Alex(Devon Sawa) who just so happens to have a fear of flying. With a class of 49 students, they are going to France on a field trip. When Alex has a horrific premonition about dying in plane crash, he freaks out and is kicked off the plane with five other students and teacher. Minutes after getting kicked off, and Alex is calm, the unexpected happens, the plane actually does explode.

Over the next few weeks, however, teachers, the survivors, as well as the police become increasingly suspicious of Alex. Some of his friends even think of him as a god. Anyway, the survivors of the plane crash soon begin dying in gruesome and sometimes horrific fashions. Alex soon discovers that by getting off the ill-fated flight, that he had intervened with Death's predetermined pattern. Death, however, has made a new pattern and Alex must find out what it is to save his friends as well as himself.

I have to say that this movie scared me and my parents good. I also must say that this film deserves a lot praise. Although the plot is not original, however the antagonist is, Death itself. What I really liked about it was that Death never showed itself and that it turned simple everyday items into murder weapons.

Of course no horror movie is perfect. There is one beef I do have with Final Destination. Some of the death scenes are pretty creative and terrifying, but some of them seemed to have been forced. I mean who is going to place a beverage on top of a computer monitor?

Other than this one minor flaw, Final Destination is still a great and scary horror film.

8/10


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