Final Destination

Final Destination

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Director: James Wong

Cast: Devon Sawa, Amanda Detmer, Chad E. Donella

     
 

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In this teenage horror film, a young man avoids the hand of death, only to find that he can't get away from it so easily. On the way to Paris with his high-school French club, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) has a vivid premonition of the plane crashing and killing all its passengers. After Alex and some other passengers demand to be let off the flight, his premonition…  See more details below

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In this teenage horror film, a young man avoids the hand of death, only to find that he can't get away from it so easily. On the way to Paris with his high-school French club, Alex Browning (Devon Sawa) has a vivid premonition of the plane crashing and killing all its passengers. After Alex and some other passengers demand to be let off the flight, his premonition turns out to be true, and the jet explodes during takeoff. While the FBI is convinced that Alex was involved in some kind of foul play, the passengers who got off the flight are all dying in horrible ways, as if whoever determined that the passengers would perish is punishing those who cheated death. Final Destination marked the feature directorial debut of James Wong, a producer and director for the TV series The X Files.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Patricia Kim O'Cone
A well-crafted nightmare with a hip and charming cast, Final Destination transcends the self-referencing parody infused in many modern-day teen horror films. Alex (Devon Sawa) is a clairvoyant student bound for Paris who, after a disturbing vision of his flight crashing, keeps himself and six others on terra firma only to witness the plane explode during take-off. But the magnificent seven turn out to be not as lucky as originally thought: One by one they are brutally met by their originally intended fate, and only psychic Alex can see it coming. Together with fellow student Clear (Ali Larter), he must beat the clock to outsmart Death's game -- if that's possible. Director/writer team James Wong and Glen Morgan put their experience as X-Files alumni to thrilling use in their feature film debut. Quick cuts are interlaced with suspenseful situations to create twists and turns as thrilling as anything in The Sixth Sense. Time may heal all wounds, but in Final Destination, Death's clock ticks with a vengeance.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2001
UPC:
0794043517433
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Devon Sawa Alex Browning
Amanda Detmer Terry Chaney
Chad E. Donella Tod Waggner
Ali Larter Clear Rivers
Daniel Roebuck Agent Weine
Kristen Cloke Valerie Lewton
Seann William Scott Billy Hitchcock
Kerr Smith Carter Horton
Roger Guenveur Smith Agent Schreck
Tony Todd Bludworth
Forbes Angus Larry Murnau
Peter Atherton Student Singer
Lisa Caruk Christa Marsh
Christine Chatelain Blake Dreyer
Guy Fauchon Hare Krishna
Brendan Fehr George Waggner
Larry Gilman Mr. Waggner
Marrett Green TV News Anchor
John Hainsworth Minister
Mark Holden Co-pilot
P. Lynn Johnson Mrs. Waggner
Fred Keating Howard Seigel
Kristina Matistic Reporter
Nicole Robert Ticket Clerk
Randy Stone Flight Attendant
Barbara Tyson Barbara Browning
Robert Wisden Ken Browning
Shirley Walker Conductor

Technical Credits
James Wong Director,Screenwriter
John Alvarez Set Decoration/Design
Eric Batut Sound Mixer
Chris Bender Associate Producer
Richard Brener Executive Producer
James Coblentz Editor
Brent Crowell Asst. Director
Mary Eilts Production Manager
Jack Hardy Asst. Director
Willie Heslup Art Director
Casey Hotchkiss Camera Operator
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Peter McIennan Camera Operator
Robert McLachlan Cinematographer
Glen Morgan Producer,Screenwriter
Shirley Papsidera Casting
John Papsidera Casting
Craig Perry Producer
Ron Precious Camera Operator
Jeffrey Reddick Original Story,Screenwriter
Roger Scott Russell Asst. Director
Art Schaefer Co-producer
Terry Sonderhoff Special Effects,Special Effects Supervisor
Anneke Van Oort Set Decoration/Design
Shirley Walker Score Composer
Geoff Wallace Set Decoration/Design
John Willett Production Designer
Brian Witten Executive Producer
Jori Woodman Casting,Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Wrinch Camera Operator
Warren Zide Producer

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Final Destination 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
Such a frightening movie - keeps you on the edge of your seat! Or, at least it did to most people - I was too busy closing my eyes and trying not to see everything to actually pay attention! Freaky!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST movie!! It creates the sound and movement meant for a real scary movie!! It kept ME at the edge of my seat. Its suspense as well as the great acting cast, makes you stay tuned. If you don't even seem to be enjoying this movie, I at least insist you to watch the end!! This movie makes you think of the real meaning of ''cheating death''. Death is not an accident and if you try to cheat it, then it will come back at you!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
FINAL DESTINATION WAS A GREAT ATEMPT OF A HORROR FLICK. IT HAS A GOOD SENSE OF ACTION AND IS MEANT TO KEEP YOU EDGE.I RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE TO ANY TYPE OF DIEHARD HORROR FAN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must see for people who like to be on the edge of their seats for an entire movie. You never know what'll happen next. If you think you can handle it, then watch it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie was absolutely refreshing. The events were un-predictable, and surprising!!! This movie is sure to thrill!!! It's so kewl!!! however you get this movie, just get it because it's worth the money!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is an excellent piece of work that starrs the amazing Devon Sawa. Although scary, it's an awesome thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, you never know what unexpected things is going to happen next. Keep your eyes open for this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was so good, I thought it would be a typucal teen slasher movie but how wrong couuld i have been. Devon Sawa is an ace actor and Kerr Smith is soooo cool Carter made me laugh all the way through. I would recomend this to anyone , it certainly makes you stay gripped to the edge of your seat for the entire way through
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was very suspensefull and thrilling. You could really get into the characters and what they were feeling. It was great!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't really like horror movies, but this was one of the best movies ever! I didn't see the sequal, but I hope it is as good as the first!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i wonder why devon sawa did not appear on the final destination part 2... did he die on the first movie? how about carter? carter was sooo funny.. alex(devon) was also good! just wondering where he was on the 2nd movie...
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who thinks this is just one of the many ''teen slasher'' type movies - You are sorely MISTAKEN! It is instead a tense, seat of the pants, eerie thriller where the ''killer'' is not a deranged psycho - but DEATH itself! The premice of the story is that if for some reason you do not die at the time you are supposed to and have somehow ''cheated'' death - that Death will come to find you and complete what you had ''escaped'' earlier! I had not seen this excellent film till it was on television and thought it was just another in the line of ''teen'' horror films like ''Friday the 13th'' and ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' - but it's story is very plauseable, as we all face death at any time and that is more scary than any ''human'' killer could ever be! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as is the sequel - ''FINAL DESTINATION 2''. Lets hope New Line Cinema has the forsight to make a 3RD installment in this very creepy series of movies that really make you think and ponder - Life....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Final Destination 1 is very very good. But, the sequel is so very boring. Final Destination 1 is the best movie I've ever seen. It is so scary and thrilling. I really, really enjoy this movie. I can rate this title more than 1,000 stars! If you are fans of a 'cheating death' movies, I highly recommend you to watch this one. If you don't like the first part or the middle part, you should see when the plane explodes and the one at the end, where it should be Clear's turn, but she cheated it! It is full of thrilling actions. Ali Larter is a very good actor. I recommend you to watch all her movies! That's all I have to say, but if you watch it, you won't feel sorry at all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Final Destination. It rules. A helpful tip: don;t watch this in the dark by yourself at night!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was an awesome movie, it gave you blood and gore, chills and thrills, and a little bit of romance. Alex was really good at cheating death. But I wonder, where in the world is Alex in the 2nd movie? It never showed him dying at the end, so why didn't it show you in the second movie how he died? I really enjoyed this movie and I am sure others will enjoy it too! But I warn you: leave the light on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is good, I really liked it. It got me into movies like that. I totally recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great movie with cool plot + Devon Sawa is really hot!! I didn't like the second one though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has a very scary and creepy story and the acting and effects are awesome. The movie itself is amazing. The starting scene is terrifying. I really enjoyed this movie. The thing i liked the most was the random deaths. Whoever enjoyed this film dont waste your time on the second film. Its not near as good as this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I definitely loved this movie. The second one was good, too, however it wasn't as good without Alex in it. Just for the record, if you really pay attention in the second movie, Clear explains that Alex was killed in the last scene of the first movie. When the new girl is looking up online articles in the second film, read the one with Alex's picture. He was killed by falling bricks when the huge sign fell and killed Carter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought this movie was supposed to keep me up at night with terror but it just made me laugh my head off. i will admit that certain parts made me jump and i did get a little scared when alex (who is hott!!) had the dream that the plain exploded. the most hilarious part was when they guy got his head cut off by that metal thing. my boyfriend and i were cracking up.if you havn't seen it, you should. (p.s. i think alex should have been in final destination 2 and who names their child 'clear')
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie felt so real to me because I had to watch it while I was on an airplane and I thought it was going to crash but I'm lucky that it didn't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the premise of this movie It is not a cheesy slasher movie. I loved all 3 FD movies.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
The least gory of the 3 movies, it's fairly predictable as well but still manages to keep you uneasy because you don't exactly how death will strike right away.

You follow Alex, who, while on his way to France on a class trip, has a vision of the plane blowing up. He freaks, gets off, along with a few others, only to see it actually explode moments later. But the thing is...death has a "design" and they all should have died too, so now, it's going to hunt them down. One by one, death kills them in the order they should have died on the plane and they have to find a way to beat death. Strange, hm?

Anyways...I won't spoil anything but it is worth watching, perhaps. Each death varies and are pretty freak one-in-a million encounters, so it's a little hard to predict how. It's a creative idea and quite original.

And I remember one very memorable scene that leaves you staring at the screen, eyes wide, mouth open, just staring in shock. Probably the best part of the movie. ^_~ No doubt, once you see it, you'll know what I'm talking about.
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