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The Final Destination (2009)

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After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

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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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Taglines:

Death saved... the best for last. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 50 mins) After the car wash sequence, Janet is seen speaking with someone with a clipboard. The wrecker in front of her vehicle is the same one that Carter was killed with in "Final Destination" (2000). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) Sprinklers work by holding back water with a heat sensitive liquid filled glass bulb or soldered struts and the heat from a fire burst the bulb/melts the solder allowing water out. In the film the sprinkler head is open, with no bulb or struts so the system must be drained down and the main valve shut (or water would be gushing out all the time). In which case you could fire a flamethrower at it, never mind a bit of burning wood, and it wouldn't activate. See more »

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Hunt Wynorski: [playing with his iPhone after having sex with a woman] I finished, like, four minutes ago. Ever played "Donkey Punch"?
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Opening credits run over a "greatest hits" of the kills in earlier installments, presented as 3D CGI X-rays. See more »

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

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Features The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) See more »

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Summed Up By The Unimaginitive Title
26 December 2010 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

In truth there's nothing especially bad about THE FINAL DESTINATION . There is I hasten to add absolutely nothing good enough to want to make you rush out and spend money on a cinema ticket fot it either . It is merely a marketing tool in order to extend a franchise that reached its zenith in the second movie and now proves there's only a limited number of ways you can kill off characters in a film before audiences stifle a yawn . Perhaps the fact that the only difference between this film's title and the original is a THE tells us all we need to know as to how much creative work went in to it ?

There is of course the small gimmick of it being shot in 3D went merely remains a gimmick. 3D movies didn't catch on it the 1980s and they won't catch on 30 years later despite the studios trying their worst . It also means

1 ) The camera angles are unnatural

2 ) If you're watching this on a 2D television then the framing of the movie is unnatural and irritating

There might be a third point and that is cinema still remains a narrative driven art form and no matter how a film is shot then if you're not compelled by the premise or plotting then everything else is secondary

As some people have pointed this sequel does seem to talk down to its audience somewhat by having signs saying a certain container is combustible etc . This is a flaw and you get the feeling that it's made entirely for dumb teenagers . Certainly the film does have dumb adolescents as protagonists which is a flaw because of of the major strong points of FD2 which makes it the best film in the series is that it contained a wide cross section of the public demographic where as whining adoslecents don't evoce much sympathy


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