Final Destination

Final Destination (2000)

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Corrected entry: The plane explodes creating a rather small fireball. this shows us that it happened far away. Nevertheless the airport's windows are blown into pieces. Did you ever notice how heavy these windows usually are? They would never have been smashed by an explosion that far away. Could be argued that the plane was close enough to smash the windows, in which case the plane and explosion are too small. A mistake one way or another.

Correction: While the plane is far away, and the windows are rather heavy, have you ever seen, or even heard, an airplane explode? Especially one as big as the one they boarded? The sudden expansion of the air from the fireball would cause a sonic boom, which could easily shatter the windows.

Corrected entry: As for the train scene, when Alex is trying to pull Carter out of the car, you see the train from over his shoulder, and it's about 50 feet away. Yet, they continue to struggle for about 30 seconds.

Correction: Nearly all films have this kind of 'extension' time during thrilling and scary scenes to make it more fun for the audience.

Corrected entry: When the water leaks in Tod's bathroom, if you look carefully at the tiles they are not in very good shape. This was deliberately achieved for the water to make its path. (00:32:55)

Correction: Considering the fact that not all bathroom tiles are in perfect shape it's impossible to say whether this was deliberate or not.

Corrected entry: When Alex is at the airport at the start of the film he takes his luggage and proceeds to a luggage belt counter where he talks to a French woman. She says that the return date is September 25. At the start credits you see Alex's flight ticket and the date of departure is May 13 and they are on their trip for ten days. If their return date was in September, they would be in France for about four/five months.

Correction: September 25 is Alex's birthday, not his return date.

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Correction: 9:25 is Alex's departure time, as well as his birthday.

Corrected entry: Billy said that the FBI was looking for Alex in connection with the teacher's death. His footprints were found in the blood and his fingerprints where found all over the knife. This would be suitable evidence to put him away for a long time, yet after he almost dies they just let him go. He goes to Paris in the end. Surely they wouldn't allow this?

Correction: Six months passed before he went to Paris. In this time, he was interrogated and his testimony was compared with the other two, so he was cleared. The FBI probably knew and allowed him to leave.

Corrected entry: At the end, with Alex, Carter and Clear sitting around the table, Alex pulls out the diagram of where everyone was sitting. He is marked as sitting next to the window but when you saw him on the plane, he was one seat in from the window which means he marked his seat wrong.

Correction: He HAD marked his seat wrong, but he had remembered this fact earlier, and once he had realized it, there would be no need to mark it again.

Corrected entry: In Final Destination part 2 the girl has to die and then come back to life in the end in order to stop death and the plan that death has to kill them all, so she drowns herself and then they reanimate her and it ends. But in Final Destination 1 Alex dies in the end of the movie because he grabs the cable of Clears car and gets shocked and when he's lying on the ground the officer checks his pulse and says he's not breathing so that means he's dead and they reanimated him because you see him in France later in the movie and death still hasn't stop killing..

Correction: There is a lot of confusion and comments about the concept in BOTH films about a new life stopping death. What is meant in both films is that if a new life that was not part of death's original plan is created, then that will stop the chain of events. Alex 'dying' in the first movie and the girl in the second movie 'dying' do not count in this theory. The reason be is that they are already involved in the chain of events from the very start. Neither one of them actually died, they both just had accidents that caused them to be rendered unconcious and revived. That is NOT a new life. A new life is the example in the second film where the pregnant lady was involved in the accident pile up, but survived and gave birth to a baby. But as she was not due to die in that crash, the birth of her baby failed to prevent the chain of events happening. If she was due to die in that pile up, and she survived to to the premonition, then the birth of her baby, a NEW life would have stopped deaths design.


Corrected entry: This movie seems to change all the laws of physics. When Alex is rolling down the hill he miraculously stops himself from getting impaled. He would never to stop dead like that with the momentum he built up.

Correction: It was not Alex's turn to die, so he was able to survive.

So if you attempt suicide, like Eugene in FD2, without it being your turn, things won't work out. But yet Alex and Kimberly were able to cause an event which stopped their hearts deliberately. That's not being "unconscious", that's straight up dying and being brought back to life.

Corrected entry: Why are the FBI investigating Alex? After it was determined the plane explosion was a malfunction, they should have left. FBI don't investigate teen suicide, bus accidents or a teacher's death.


Correction: Because he had a vision of the plane "exploding" and find that very weird. Everyone believes that Alex is some freak so why shouldn't the FBI be checking up on him? Added to that, Tod was one of the "survivors" from Flight 180, same with Mrs. Lewton and Terry, so obviously it's all connected and Alex is at the center of it all. Also, Clear said so herself that the "FBI don't investigate teen suicides", so this can't really count as a mistake; again, it's all connected.

Correction: The original script for Final Destination (called "Flight 180") was written in 1994 as an episode of the X-Files TV show, but it was never used for the series. The X-Files was entirely focused on the FBI investigating paranormal events.

Charles Austin Miller

Maybe, but as this is not the X-files the FBI would leave after the investigation showed it was an accident. Them sticking around makes 0 sense.


For that matter, expecting the FBI to investigate paranormal phenomena in The X-Files made zero factual sense, also. The fact remains that Final Destination adhered to the original X-Files "Flight 180" script, in which the FBI did, in fact, conduct investigations into apparently paranormal events. Both The X-Files and Final Destination concocted highly unlikely circumstances and relied heavily on the audience's suspension of disbelief.

Charles Austin Miller

But again. This wasn't an episode of x files. It's still a mistake.


Corrected entry: When Alex wakes up after his vision of the crash, he leaps out of his seat and tries to get off the plane. The male French teacher says 'Alex, qu'est-ce que c'est?' Literally translated, this means 'Alex, what is it?', but in a very literal sense; for example, you would say 'qu'est-ce que c'est' if you were asking what an unfamiliar object is. To say 'what is it' as in 'what's the matter', the teacher should have said 'Alex, qu'est-ce qu'il y a?' Would a 'veteran' French teacher have got this wrong?

Correction: Qu'est-ce que is an accepted means of asking what it is that woke Alex up. It may not be perfect French, but it is acceptable and understandable. I know of many instances where language teachers use whichever vernacular is going to be most quickly and easily understood by the student. Also, even language teachers don't always use perfect grammar.


Correction: It's a premonition, not fact. His premonition was not accurate, meaning he didn't see his hair burn, same as things being different in dreams.

Corrected entry: After they got kicked out of the plane, the pilot says to the police officer that nobody gets back on the plane, and that it is his call. He only has 3 stripes, so he is only a First Officer, and has virtually nothing to say on the plane when the Captain (4 stripes) is still alive.

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: Just like when President Reagan was shot, Secretary of State Alexander Haig that he was in charge (since Regan was hospitalized, the VP wasn't in town). He thought he was 2nd in line and not 4th. (VP, House Speaker, Senate president pro tempore, Secretary of State) Character mistake, not a movie mistake.


Corrected entry: When the billboard is cut loose at the end, it first swings next to the building. When Carter asks who's next, the billboard suddenly comes from behind him.

Correction: There are two separate parts of the billboard. It is broken in half and the first part swings side first into the building, and the second part comes down in an entirely different position than the first one, hitting Carter in the back.

Corrected entry: When one of the girls is in the interview it reads 10:55 on the clock behind her. Then the interviewer says something. Back to the girl, and the clock now reads 11:20.

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Correction: They are two different girls, and time has passed between shots. The first woman is the teacher, next there's a shot of the interviewer saying something, then the next shot is one of the students being interviewed.

Corrected entry: When they look at Todd's dead body, you can see him open his eyes a little bit.

Correction: I have watched this scene over a million times and his eyes don't move.

Corrected entry: At the end of the film, when Alex, Clear and Carter are sitting outside of the cafe in Paris, they all talk about Alex being next. Alex starts noticing things around him and he walks off, telling Clear and Carter to return to the hotel, clear sees the bus in the reflection and calls out Alex by his name and saves his life. The bus leads to some events that lead to Carter saving Alex's life and making Carter the next one on the list, you can see the sign coming down and killing him. With Carter dead, that would make Clear next on the list but in the 2nd film, Clear says she had to look after and was responsible for Alex and he died before she did but Clear was suppose to be next on death's list, not Alex so the film makers got it the wrong way around.

Correction: Actually Clear says in the sequel that Alex saved her after Carter's death and thus became next on death's list.

Corrected entry: In 'Final Destination 2', the characters stop the cycle of death by bringing new life into the equation - one of them drowns and is revived by CPR. Why does Alex being electrocuted and revived by CPR (still a new life being brought into existence) not have the same effect?


Correction: The new life in FD2 was closing the rift. It's the same reason that Death worked backward in #2, to close the rift. In FD1 there is no rift as it's only been one way and thusly it cannot be closed.

Corrected entry: If Alex thinks that the fishing hook in the cabin was an attack on his life he would have considered that he has been skipped and that Clears next. Unlikely he doesn't leave the cabin to protect Clear...

Correction: For someone to be skipped somebody has to consciously intervene, meaning they see a sign of some sort. There was no sign, plus, with the exception of the initial premonitions, no one saves themself.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the train hits Carter's car, the train does not stop. Surely the train driver would attempt to slow down afterwards.

Correction: The train probably did slow down, but it takes a train a really long time to stop (e.g. 2 miles going 55 mph).

Corrected entry: When Mrs. Lewton (the teacher) is in her house, she gets a piece of computer screen stuck in her throat. She runs to the kitchen, and when she falls, she tries to get the dish towel to wipe up the blood. When the knife came down into her chest, and the chair fell on her (to push the knife in farther) you can see the knife fall flat. In the next scene the knife is straight up again.

Correction: It was a diferent knife that was laying flat.

Plot hole: When Alex and Clear are sitting and having coffee they are on a corner. He looks in the window to see the bus pass, and as he looks to see if it is there, it's not. As the camera pans across the street, there is some construction going on which is blocking that whole road from being used, but then Terry, Carter's girlfriend gets "waxed" by the bus - no way it could have got through all that construction.

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Bludworth: In death, there are no accidents, no coincidences, no mishaps and no escapes.

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Trivia: In the airport after the plane explodes, it shows Terry with a terrified look on her face. Right behind her is a picture of a bus, which is the way she would die later in the movie. Also, at Ms. Lewton's house, when she is standing in front of her computer, behind her is a stained glass window with a picture of a knife, which is how she would later die.

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Question: What is the name of the song which plays over the end credits? And is it available to download anywhere?

Answer: It is "And When I Die" performed by Joe 90, based on the Blood Sweat and Tears song. It's available in iTunes.

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