599 user 226 critic

Final Destination 3 (2006)

1:24 | Trailer
Six years after students cheated death, another teen has a premonition she and her friends will be involved in an accident. When the vision proves true, the student and survivors deal with the repercussions of cheating the Grim Reaper.


James Wong
3,721 ( 973)
6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Wendy Christensen
Ryan Merriman ... Kevin Fischer
Kris Lemche ... Ian McKinley
Alexz Johnson ... Erin
Sam Easton ... Frankie Cheeks
Jesse Moss ... Jason Wise
Gina Holden ... Carrie Dreyer
Texas Battle ... Lewis Romero
Chelan Simmons ... Ashley Freund
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Ashlyn Halperin (as Crystal Lowe)
Amanda Crew ... Julie Christensen
Maggie Ma ... Perry
Ecstasia Sanders ... Amber
Jody Racicot ... Bludworth
Patrick Gallagher ... Colquitt


When Wendy Christensen has a vision of an accident on a roller coaster, resulting in her and her friends' deaths, she instantly begins to panic and gets off the ride, causing some of her friends to get off as well. The remaining friends, including Wendy's boyfriend, are stuck on the roller coaster and find themselves involved in the accident. With Death waiting around the corner, Wendy and Kevin Fischer must try and work out Death's plan, before they and the remaining survivors end up dead. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This Ride Will Be The Death Of You.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Helga Ungurait, the script supervisor, referred to Texas Battle as "the king of adding the word 'fuck'", for ad-libbing the word so much. See more »


In the "Choose Their Fate" scenario on the subway, the newspaper article reporting the deaths of Kimberly Corman and Officer Burke repeatedly refers to Route 180 when in fact it was Route 23. See more »


[first lines]
Wendy Christensen: Oh my god!
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits you will hear the mortician (William Bludworth) laugh. See more »

Alternate Versions

The changes on the DVD, if the viewer makes the appropriate choices, are as follows:
  • By choosing heads or tails when Jason and Kevin flip to see who will ride in the front, the viewer cannot change what happens, only change what side of the coin Jason calls for (he calls heads in the theatrical version). Regardless of the choice, Jason always wins. However, if select tails is selected, after the premonition, Wendy snatches the coin while it's in midair and freaks out, which causes her to not get on the roller coaster. Jason, Carrie, and Kevin follow her out, then the roller coaster crashes. Some text comes up explaining what ultimately became of all of them (none die) and then the film ends.
  • By choosing to have Ashlyn set the temperature in the tanning room to 76 degrees, an alternate scene is played where she gets out of the booth, but is knocked out by the board, which still traps Ashley inside her booth. Ashlyn frees her, but as she grabs her hand, Ashley falls through the bed and is electrocuted, transferring the current to Ashlyn, killing her as well.
  • By having Wendy choose to honk the horn again at the drive-thru, an alternate scene is played where Frankie turns around and sees Wendy and Kevin. Kevin manages to pull Frankie to safety. In the next scene, he is being carted off in a stretcher, happily declaring he is going to sue for what happened and become rich. Later, when Kevin and Wendy leave the police station, Frankie is pulled out of a police car for soliciting an undercover officer.
  • If Wendy looks at Lewis' carnival picture again, an alternate scene plays where Kevin and Wendy are walking on the field, discussing how they are going to convince Lewis to believe them. Once inside, Lewis is already using the machine that kills him in the original cut. He yells out "Fisher! What the fuck are you doing here?!" and then his head is crushed.
  • By choosing to have Ian fire a warning shot at the pigeons, the hardware store scene is slightly altered. Erin is still killed by the nail gun, but this time she loses her balance when the pigeons (who didn't leave because Ian didn't kill any of them) fly in her face and cause her to stumble backwards. The scene ends with one of the pigeons pecking away at Ian in the photo Wendy took at the carnival.
  • By selecting "Jump Right", Ian still gets crushed, only this time his whole body is, instead of being ripped apart as in in the standard version. Wendy then throws the camera on the ground and stomps it, and she, Julie, and Kevin walk away, but the camera takes one last photo and the film ends.
  • If Ian is killed normally, the film continues. If Map is selected, an extra scene, where a newspaper blows off of a homeless man who was using it as a blanket, is inserted. It reveals that the survivors of the second film were killed and the viewer is given the option to read the paper and get the details. Kimberly and Thomas were sucked into a faulty wood chipper owned by the farmer of the second film, after they tried to escape a runaway car that was owned by Evan of the previous film. They had met at the area by coincidence and according to the article, Kimberly dropped out of school and Thomas being sent down to desk duty.
  • After the newspaper sequence, the film ends as normal, except that the train wreck ends the film, with the final shot being Wendy getting smashed by the oncoming train.
See more »


Referenced in The Final Destination (2009) See more »


Queen of Apology
Written by Felix Rodriguez, Fredrik Nilsson, Jesper Anderberg, Johan Bengtsson and Maja Ivarsson
Performed by The Sounds
Courtesy of Scratchie/New Line Records/Warner Sweden
See more »

User Reviews

Another pretty good sequel...
2 August 2006 | by Pet_RockSee all my reviews

Now, it's Wendy's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) turn to have a dream of horror, this time on a roller coaster. So her and a few others get off of the coaster but of course, a few die. Well, of course there has to be a neat little twist and this one is: Clues of her friend's deaths are in pictures taken on the night of the accident.

6.5/10 In my opinion, each film just keeps getting better... by .5 points. The first, IMO, was a 5.5, the 2nd was a 6, now this one is a good 6.5.

Why do I like this one the best? It tries hard not to sag as much as the others. While the first one left us in utter confusion, and the 2nd one tried hard to be tricky, this one really gives us a fun task: Trying to guess HOW the person will die based on the picture.

The opener is the 2nd best one in the series (Nothing beats the original's opener), and the Quantity of the deaths are better (3 good death scenes) but the Quality of them is best in the first (2 GREAT deaths)

17 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 599 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »


Official Sites:

HBOMAX | Official Facebook | See more »





Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 3-D See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,125,000, 12 February 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed