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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

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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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A Film That Decapitates Scream 3. 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 7 mins) The title of the film can be seen on a tag on Alex's luggage when a stewardess is putting it on. See more »

Goofs

(at around 56 mins) When the song "Rocky Mountain High" is playing in Ms. Lewton's house, the audible parts of the song are not played in order. See more »

Quotes

Carter: [Browning and Carter are fighting in the airport boarding area] You're paying for my trip, Browning.
Alex Browning: I wish you were on that plane!
Billy Hitchcock: [In the distance, the plane has exploded and the shock wave shatters the glass in the boarding area] OH SHIT! .
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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

Spoofed in Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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Hundred Grand
Written by Christian Gunther
Performed by Pete Atherton
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Final Destination: 8/10
18 December 2003 | by movieguy1021See all my reviews

When you go to watch a movie like Final Destination, which is obviously a teen horror movie, you take your chances. You could get something genuinely creepy yet tongue-in-cheek, like Scream, or you could wind up seeing something like Darkness Falls or They. You just never know. When Final Destination came up on my Netflix list, I didn't know what to expect. Would it be something original and scary, or just some lame dud? Thankfully, it turned out to be the former.

Alex (Devon Sawa), along with about 40 others, are all set to take off on a plane destined for their senior trip in France. Right before it is set to take off, however, he has a premonition that shows him that soon after takeoff the plane will crash and everyone on board will be dead. He and others are forced off of the plane, and, sure enough, the plane crashes with everyone else on board. While everyone thinks that Alex caused the accident, he knows that they were supposed to die on board. Soon, everyone who was supposed to be on the plane start dying one by one.

Knowing that this was written and directed by the same team who did Willard, I knew that a lot of the movie wouldn't be just needless blood, but that there would be some sort of a creepy atmosphere to it all. And, by gum, there was. Although it wasn't as atmospheric as the aforementioned movie, and it relied a lot on sudden violence, it was still creepy. It seems like horror movies today rely on quick jumps to scare the audience. Final Destination sure had some, but also the music and the general movie itself was thrilling. When you could see that something was going to happen, you wanted to yell at the character to not do so-and-so. Then you sit back and enjoy the ride.

Something else that surprised me was how many special effects were needed. That was one major drawback. At times, the special effects didn't look real AT ALL (re: the bathroom scene), or there were too many when less is more (re: the final, climactic storm). One other thing that upset me was the constant need to do odd lighting. Because of the off-again, on-again lighting, it's sometimes impossible to tell what's happening. In Final Destination's pursuit to become something ultra-modern, nifty camera movements are tried, but for the unnecessary reasons. For example, a long, overhead tracking shot is used when two people are going to the bathroom. Very unnecessary, if you ask me. I just realized how much Glen Morgan and James Wong are fascinated with people going to the bathroom. There must be a few scenes of that in Final Destination, and one quite humorous one in Willard

I also thought that the movie took too long to get started. We understand that Alex will see the plane crashing, but for about the first half hour that's all that's `implied'. It's very annoying. Thankfully, the characters aren't as stupid as they usually are in teen horror movies, and I did like all of the talk about `death's pattern', etc. Overall, get on board to Final Destination and it won't crash.

My rating: 8/10

Rated R for violence and terror, and for language.


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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight 180 See more »

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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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