A horrifying premonition saves a young man and his friends from death during a racetrack accident but terrible fates await them nonetheless.

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Campo ... Nick
Shantel VanSanten ... Lori
Nick Zano ... Hunt
Haley Webb ... Janet
Mykelti Williamson ... George
Krista Allen ... MILF / Samantha
Andrew Fiscella ... Mechanic
Justin Welborn ... Racist
Stephanie Honoré ... Mechanic's Girlfriend
Lara Grice ... Racist's Wife
Jackson Walker ... Cowboy
Phil Austin ... MILF's Husband
William Aguillard William Aguillard ... Kid #1
Brendan Aguillard Brendan Aguillard ... Kid #2
Juan Kincaid Juan Kincaid ... Newscaster
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Storyline

While watching a car race at McKinley Speedway, Nick O'Bannon has a premonition of a car crash that will result in many casualties, including several people that are in the audience. Nick convinces his girlfriend Lori, along with his friends Hunt and Janet to leave. A security guard named George Lanter, along with a racist named Carter, a mother and her two sons, and several other people follow Nick out. Shortly after they leave, Nick's premonition comes true. When survivors start dying, Nick, his friends, and George must try to find the remaining survivors and save them from Death before it is too late. Written by Rebekah Swain

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Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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The film's McKinley Speedway accident is similar to a real life disaster: the 1955 LeMans Speedway Disaster, in which a multi-car collision launched an engine block, hood, and other wreckage into a packed grand stand, killing 84 people in total. The deaths included spectators being cut in half by the flying hood "like a guillotine", the engine block crushing a swathe through the crowd; an explosion and fire also occurred, which added to the death toll. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) After Nick sets off the sprinklers by waving a wooden stick on fire at them, you can see him twitch and slide around his other arm slightly, which is supposed to be nailed to the wall and therefore immobile. See more »

Quotes

Hunt Wynorski: [about Janet] What's with that? She went from uptight but normal to uptight and totally insane.
Nick: Why do you gotta be a prick? She saw somebody die.
Hunt Wynorski: So did we.
Nick: Yeah, and we're all freaked out. Would it kill you to be sensitive?
Hunt Wynorski: I don't know. I've never tried it.
[Hunt begins to leave]
Lori: Where are you going?
Hunt Wynorski: If you're right about this whole crash thing, then I'm going to make the most of every moment I have left. So I'm gonna do what I do best: I'm gonna get laid. If I'm dying, I'm trying. Keep up the good ...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits run over a "greatest hits" of the kills in earlier installments, presented as 3D CGI X-rays. See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in 2D and 3D on both DVD and Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

References Quantum of Solace (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Faraway
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by Dara Shindler (as Dara Schindler)
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Gimmicky Horror
1 September 2009 | by FoxWolf87See all my reviews

For me, a rating of 5 out of 10 means I didn't like the movie, but I didn't hate it either.

"The Final Destination" is a 3D horror thriller gimmick. Even though I saw this in 2D, there were many elements that were very obviously designed to be in 3D to take full advantage of the medium.

However, the film itself just isn't good.

The acting is terrible. The story is formulaic. There's nothing really interesting as far as the plot. No discussion of death. No new interesting concepts. Lots of fluff in the form of false kills. And the entire film from the opening credits to the closing credits is about the methods in which these people die.

What this movie is really about is killing young, attractive individuals in a manner which will compliment the 3D. Nothing else. It's just killing people using a Rube Goldberg device or a flying object in 3D.

Some of the special effects are good, and a few of the deaths are interesting, however, the film doesn't really do anything for me. It's just kind of there. I don't really hate it, but I don't really like it either. I also don't really care for 3D in general. I think it's a stupid way of getting you to pay a little extra, like IMAX (which is a bigger screen and some extra speakers. Yaay).

Overall, if you like the 3D gimmick; you're just looking for a movie to take a few friends to and have a little fun; and you don't really care about plot, characters, or story, you might have some fun. To anyone else, I wouldn't really recommend it. It's just a studio gimmick and can be easily ignored.

5/10 - Nothing special.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 4 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,408,309, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$66,477,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,167,139
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2.39 : 1
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