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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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James Wong

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Glen Morgan (screenplay), James Wong (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 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:

No Accidents. No Coincidences. No Escapes. You Can't Cheat Death. See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$53,331,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,880,294
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1.85 : 1
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Flight 180 has been confirmed to be loosely based on the real life disaster of TWA Flight 800 that occurred on July 17, 1996 near East Moriches, New York en route to Rome, with a stopover in Paris, with high school students and had also experienced an in-flight explosion due to a spark igniting the Center Wing Track. Critic Roger Ebert, who praised the film, called this allusion "a bit tasteless". Jeffrey Reddick has since debunked this. The aircraft was a 25-year-old Boeing 747-131, built in 1971, initially ordered by Eastern Airlines, but purchased by Trans Word Airlines as brand new and registered as N93119 after Eastern cancelled its orders for the 747. Trans World Airlines is identified as Boeing Customer 31, and the aircraft is a -100 series, thus "-131". It is also loosely based on the crash of Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747-121 (Clipper Maid Of The Seas) in December 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Many of the passengers were thrown out of the plane and fell to their deaths. Also, several people on the ground were also killed due to parts of the aircraft crashing to the ground. United Airlines Flight 811, a Boeing 747-122 also experienced an accident similar to this, however the aircraft did not explode and landed safely, with a gaping hole in the right side of fuselage section 42, which was caused when the forward cargo door blew off. The door swung out with such force that it passed its normal stop and slammed into the side of the fuselage, bursting the fuselage open. Pressure differentials and aerodynamic forces caused the cabin floor to cave in, and ten seats (G and H of rows 8 through 12) were ejected from the cabin. All eight passengers seated in these locations were killed (seats 8G and 12G were unoccupied), as was the passenger in seat 9F. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) The plane exploding is too far away from the terminal windows to shatter them. Also, the time it takes for the windows to shatter after the explosion is inconsistent with the speed of sound given the distance. See more »

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Carter: So who's next?
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The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. See more »

Alternate Versions

James Wong (the director) had two scenes cut to reach an R Rating: The strangulation of Tod in the bathtub and Valerie Lewton's stabbing. See more »

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Finally a horror film worth a lot of Praise!
26 March 2000 | by MissCzarChasmSee all my reviews

Final Destination has made my list as one of the best horror films in the wake of the teen/slasher revival. in fact it's the most original horror film since the original Scream and it may be better than Scream. There have been many cheap imitations(Urban Legend, i still know what you did last summer, etc) but this one is a keeper.

The film begins with the most exhillerating 15 minutes in recent memory(and if you're afraid of flying be prepared to be shocked). Alex browning(Devon Sawa) is getting ready to leave on a class trip to France. while on the plane he has a vision that the plan is going to explode. Later he awakes from this vison and immediately he goes crazy telling everyone the plane is going to explode. eventually 6 students and alex leave the plane and sure enough moments after the plane takes off it explodes. This is where the story gets interesting by getting off the plane Alex soon realizes that him and his friends have cheated Death and they have to figure out when death is coming back at them.

The one thing i thought was trully good about this film was whenever "Death" came after the remaining students that got off the plane it wasn't some grim reaper type guy you could see. whenever death was around it was very subtle. shadows, wind, etc. death never showed his ugly head. he used everyday thingst o kill his victims. in fact it was stuff that you could accidentally do in your home and that is what makes this film scary.

The acting is great. Devon Sawa proves that he can carry a film. he has great talent. Ali Larter is a terrific actress who is well on her way to becoming the best actress ofher generation, but Kerr smith of dawson's Creek shines here. he was really good and i hope to see him in more films.

Great film worth every dollar i spent to see it. 10


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