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Final Destination 2 (2003)

R | | Horror | 31 January 2003 (USA)
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When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

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David R. Ellis

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J. Mackye Gruber (screenplay), Eric Bress (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Larter ... Clear Rivers
A.J. Cook ... Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes ... Thomas Burke
David Paetkau ... Evan Lewis
James Kirk ... Tim Carpenter
Lynda Boyd ... Nora Carpenter
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Kat
Jonathan Cherry ... Rory
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Eugene Dix (as T.C. Carson)
Justina Machado ... Isabella Hudson
Tony Todd ... Mr. Bludworth
Sarah Carter ... Shaina
Alejandro Rae ... Dano (as Alex Rae)
Shaun Sipos ... Frankie
Andrew Airlie ... Mr. Corman
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Storyline

Whilst heading onto the highway, Kimberly Corman has a vision of a huge car accident. Bringing the traffic to a halt, Kimberly is horrified when the accident actually happens. Kimberly links the occurrence with a similar event a year earlier: the Flight 180 disaster. After speaking with Clear Rivers, Kimberly discovers that Death's pattern has been disturbed, meaning everyone who was originally supposed to die will now encounter a freak accident. Kimberly and the rest of the survivors must work with Clear to try and stop Death from repeating its process. Written by Film_Fan

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Only one person survived the crash of flight 180 in the original film...and now Death is back to finish off the job. See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,017,141, 2 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,961,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,426,405
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1.85 : 1
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In the dentist's office Tim sits in a chair with a small, square mirror hanging over him. See more »

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During the premonition on the highway, the road switches between being dry and wet between shots. See more »

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Host: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Velez Air Flight 180 exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK airport. It's a disaster that's affected many. None more so than Mt. Abraham High School, which lost 40 students and 4 faculty members in the crash. But it was the events after the crash that has turned this tragic story into something even stranger. The survivors that managed to get off the plane before it crashed died soon thereafter in a series of mysterious and...
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical release features a shot that is missing from all DVD versions: when one of the victims-to-be gets his hand stuck in his kitchen sink trying to retrieve his lost ring, the threatening disposal blades below are not shown. The commentary track on the DVD mentions that this was a last moment add-on which heightened the menace and tension of the scene considerably. Alas the commentators were seemingly unaware that the print used for the DVD was one were this "last minute" addition had not yet been added. Two brief glimpses of this missing shot can still be seen in the trailer. See more »

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Jon F. Hennessy
Written by Ft (as Winston Morris) and The Alchemist (as Alan Maman)
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Very entertaining and better than the original
17 May 2005 | by christian123See all my reviews

Final Destination 2 is a very entertaining sequel and while the story is weaker then the first, the deaths are better. Kimberly (A.J. Cook) is a normal teen who is taking a road trip to Daytona with her 3 friends. She has a vision of a horrific traffic accident and so she blocks some of the cars from entering the highway. Sure enough they vision comes true and they have all just escaped death. Kim visits Clear Rivers (Ali Larter), the only survivor of Flight 180 who is convinced to help out the survivors of Route 23. Alex, who died between films, had been hit in the head with a falling brick. Kim, Clear and other strangers that are left must try to stick together and cheat Death again. The plot may sound stupid but its actually not all that bad. The story may not make sense at some scenes and the story is filled with holes. Its hard though to write a good story for something like this and I think they gave a good effort. The first film was very good and a lot of fun to watch. The sequel is even more fun to watch, even if it does get silly at times. Its better to watch the original before watching this so it would be easier to follow the story. Most horror films today are to silly to take serious and that's why you shouldn't really approach this one expecting an Oscar quality film. The acting was decent with the best being Ali Larter. She and Tony Todd are the only stars returning from the original film. A.J. Cook plays Kimberly and she does an okay job. The rest of the cast are mostly unknowns and aren't worth mentioning. David R. Ellis directs and he does really good job. He also directed the fast paced and exciting Cellular. The film is very gory and also very fun. Final Destination 2 was very creative when it came to killing off the characters. A couple of the death scenes do go over the top though the film delivers the goods for the most part. The film is only 90 minutes long so it's a quick film to watch. The movie also never gets boring as its always entertaining. I wouldn't say the film is to scary but there are some moments that may leave with fear. In the end, this is a very good sequel, that's better then the original and worth checking out. I just hope Final Destination 3 is just as good or even better then this film. Rating 7.8/10, check this film out as its very entertaining.


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