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Final Destination (2000)

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After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his classmates dying in a plane explosion, he saves himself and a few others only to have Death hunt them down one by one.

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James Wong

Writers:

Glen Morgan (screenplay), James Wong (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 a plane to France on a school trip, when he suddenly gets a premonition that the plane will explode. Shortly after Alex, a group of students, and his teacher 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 survivors falls victim. Whilst trying to prevent the next death, Alex must also dodge the FBI, who believe that he caused the explosion. Written by simon

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Taglines:

Face Your Deepest Fears... Before They Face You. 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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Trivia

(at around 1h 15 mins) Alex's chicken spread was actually mushed up banana. See more »

Goofs

(Around 26 minutes) The TV reporter refers to the NTSB as the "National Transportation and Safety Board." The "and" changes the meaning of the name entirely, and is not actually a part of the name. It is actually called the "National Transportation Safety Board." See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. See more »

Alternate Versions

There was an alternate ending filmed where Alex Browning gets decapitated by a stray rudder from a downed police helicopter. See more »


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All the Candles in the World
Written by Jane Siberry
Performed by Jane Siberry
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Quite good for a teen slasher flick
5 June 2005 | by Barky44See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. It's probably one of the better teen slasher flicks to ever hit the screen.

Let's face it: teen slasher flicks are not outstanding cinema. The writing is always lame, the plots are even lamer, they're usually vehicles for the latest trends in fashion and music and showcases of the heartthrob and/or bombshell-of-the-month. They're really just vehicles for post-pubescent hormonal stimulation.

But "Final Destination" is different. First, it has real imagination going for it. The plot is unlike your typical "madman in the corn chases teenage bombshell through puddles," it actually took some thought to put this together. It's not just shock-factor movie-making, they actually sat down and outlines how all the deaths would work in a way that keeps the plot alive. A tale of kids trying to cheat death's design is much harder to write than a dude with a chainsaw.

Then there's the death scenes themselves. Outstanding! I love a clever death scene in movies like this ... it's why you pay the $8! And these are some doozies. You can tell the filmmakers sat around for hours simply trying to find the coolest way to kill people. And if you have a sick mind (like yours truly), you'll find these death scenes simply hysterical! A really good movie. 8 out of 10. I'm giving it a high score because it's outstanding within it's genre.

Barky


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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

Gross USA:

$53,331,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,880,294
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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