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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:
... Alex Browning
... Clear Rivers
... Carter Horton
... Valerie Lewton
... Agent Weine
... Agent Schreck
... Tod Waggner (as Chad E. Donella)
... Billy Hitchcock
... Bludworth
... Terry Chaney
... George Waggner
... Larry Murnau
... Christa Marsh
... Blake Dreyer
... Barbara Browning
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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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Can You Cheat Death? See more »

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

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$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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(at around 1h 10 mins) When Carter is driving to "take control", the train Alex sees out his window is number 747, which is the type of plane that blew up. See more »

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(at around 1h 25 mins) When Clear was in the car that was being attacked by the electrical wires, Alex said that the car was "grounded by the tires". This is incorrect as the rubber tires are actually an insulator, hence they do not complete the circuit (ie. ground the car). Also, the car should, in theory, act as a partial Faraday cage, which means that all of the charge would be on the outside surface of the object (in this case the car), and that the person inside would be safe. See more »

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Tod Waggner: Alex. Let's go take a shit.
Alex Browning: Take a shit by yourself.
Tod Waggner: No, dude. Listen okay. Listen. Take some knowledge. We're about to board a seven-hour flight. The toilets in coach are barely ventilated closets. Alright, if that. Now lets say half way through the flight, right, your body wants that airplane food out. You got to go torque a wicked cable. Then directly after you, walks in Christa or Blake.
[Alex and Tod look at Christa and Blake, who are sitting down reading magazines]
Tod Waggner: You want them to ...
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Rocky Mountain High
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Scared Me Good
19 December 2000 | by See 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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