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Final Destination (2000)

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Alex Browning is among a group of high school students readying themselves for a trip to Europe. When he suddenly has a premonition their airplane will crash, he screams to warn the others but instead he is thrown off of the plane.

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James Wong

Writers:

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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Death Doesn't Take No For An Answer. 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 4 mins) When Clear gets out of the car to find Alex on the beach, a real beach was used with some trees placed at the roadside to make it appear like she is walking through a maze to get to Alex. Once the shot closes in on Alex, a set is used to stop the water effects from the real beach getting on to the soundtrack of the scene. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 25 mins) When Clear is in her car, she knocks over a can of turpentine. When the camera turns back to the can, you can see that the can has changed the way it fell. See more »

Quotes

Carter: [mocking Alex] The plane, it's gonna blow up. It's gonna blow up!
Tod Waggner: Hey, fuck you, Horton, okay? Fuck you!
Val Lewton: Tod!
Alex Browning: The only trip you're taking is to the fucking *hospital*!
[He attacks Carter and they start to fight]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The version aired on TV, in the U.S., on the Sci-FI channel, silences the profanity and cuts away right before the death sequences. See more »

Connections

References The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) See more »

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Rocky Mountain High
Written by John Denver and Mike Taylor
Performed by John Denver
By arrangement with The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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death like time has got its own plans
24 October 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Without being an absolute masterpiece, "Final Destination" is a good fantastic movie that deserves to be watched. It borrows several elements from other movies or novels such as "Scream" or "And then there were none" but it exploits them very well. And this is helped thanks to a clever script that includes a few qualities, notably this one: we can't really see death but we can feel its presence and its cleverness. Moreover, the suspense is well lead during all the movie until the end.

But if "Final Destination" isn't a masterpiece, it's because it also contains faults: for example, how can Alex, the hero of the film succeed in seeing these odd visions about "accidents that are going to happen"? Then, he doesn't get on well with one of the main characters (you can consider him as his worst enemy) and however they'll be compelled to help each other in order to escape from death. You could also say that certain sequences are predictable while some are on the verge of unlikely.

Nonetheless, a rather good fantastic movie.


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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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