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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 ... 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 »

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

In "Final Destination 5" (2011), during the explosion of Flight 180, Engine #1 catches fire and eventually explodes, causing debris to puncture the fuselage and peel away. However, the engine should have never caught on fire and exploded. In the shot to the right, a fire erupts from the outside of the plane. At first glance, one would assume that this explosion forms from one of the plane's engines, the row where the survivors were sitting was at the front end of the plane's left wing, nowhere near where either of the engines are located. There is a fuel line connector right at the junction of where the front end of the wing and the cabin connect, and at the row in which three of the survivors were sat. It is based off of this evidence that the ball of fire explodes from is this particular fuel line connector. It is believed that once one of the students is sucked out of the plane, the explosion would occur; this causes the ultimate downfall of Flight 180. This explosion most likely cut off fuel to Engine #1 and Engine #2, causing the plane to nosedive and eventually explode. To further back up the theory that it wasn't an exploding engine that initially took Flight 180 down, the debris from the exploding engine that sliced into the fuselage was not the cause of the three students being pulled from the airplane. There was no explosion inside the cabin in "Final Destination 5" when the fuselage ripped open, compared to how the fuselage explodes and peels away in Alex's premonition. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 10 mins) As Carter's car arrives at the crossing, a blank white crossbuck sign with a red border is seen. This is how the signs look in Canada (where the film was shot), but in the U.S. the signs say "Railroad Crossing". See more »

Quotes

Terry: I'm moving on, Carter. And if you want to waste your life beating the shit out of Alex every time you see him then you can just drop fucking dead!
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The opening credits are done in a ghosting format. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features the following deleted scenes:
  • A love scene between Alex (Devon Sawa) and Clear (Ali Larter) on the beach;
  • A pregnacy test which reveals that Clear is pregnant from having sex with Alex;
  • A third ending where Alex is electrocuted and dies. After having their child, Clear has the gift of seeing "death" before it happens. Carter (Kerr Smith) also survives.
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FINALLY! The first popcorn-tosser of the year!
20 March 2000 | by ElJay-WSee all my reviews

LOVED IT.

Imagine any great slasher with no killer. No person to blame, nobody to see and NO IDEA HOW THAT PERSON WILL DIE. That's about the simple horror of Final Destination, and it was done in almost artistic ways.

While many movie-makers have been unwilling or unable to get into the meat & potatoes behind a good R-rated movie, the creators of Final Destination have no such restraint. In fact, the death scenes were so freakishly violent and intricate that they were interesting in and of themselves. Imagine the force of death (not the Grim Reaper, but the "phenomenon of accidents", if you will) being MAJORLY p***ed for having missed a few. Hence the plot.

To make matters worse, the director displayed "the little things" hyper-accurately. That alone made watching it really hard at times without wincing, flinching or screaming out loud. (*those who have seen this know EXACTLY what I'm talking about*)

As someone who goes to the movies every Friday, I have been waiting for this FOREVER!!

Oh, and by movie, I mean MOVIE... not FILM, not INDIE, not FLICK. A MOVIE is something that I first hear of through word of mouth, first see a glimpse of via previews of another MOVIE, and, after seeing it, leave the theater flashing back through great scenes and lines for the next few hours saying to myself "that was great!"

Final Destination was a great movie. They don't make them like this too often.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure if you were looking for flaws you could find them (no movie is perfect), but I wasn't and enjoyed my ride thoroughly as a result. Personally, I think that if you had the time to pay attention to those flaws while watching it for the very first time, I've got news for you: you missed a great movie.


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