Final Destination

Final Destination (2000)

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Corrected entry: After Alex has the dream about the plane exploding and they're back in the airport, Billy says that he was in the bathroom and he doesn't know what was going on. But in Alex's dream everything happened exactly to what happened in real life, but he wasn't in the bathroom in the dream.

Correction: Yes he was, that's why he boarded the plane after everyone else. He just didn't say, "Sorry I'm late, I was in the bathroom."

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Corrected entry: So in the movie, we find out that there is a pattern to how everybody dies. its in the order they would've died in Alex's vision. But at the very end, Alex realizes that he never moved, and so Clear was supposed to die before. The problem with that is he did move in his vision. That means that we are not going by his vision, but where everybody sat down in what really happened. If this is so, then Billy should not have died because though he got on the plane in Alex's vision, he never actually got on the plane or sat down in what really happened (Remember, he wasn't allowed on the plane because they had gotten in the fight and he was late coming from the bathroom).

Correction: They don't die in the order in the vision, they die in the order they would have if they had not gotten off the plane. Alex didn't say yes when asked to switch seats during the real events, so death would claim him later.

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Corrected entry: When Tod is getting strangled by the wire there is a quick shot of Tod's dad downstairs asleep, and when it changes back to Tod being strangled, in the first shot, you can see that the wire has gone. (00:34:45)

Correction: I watched this scene and in the first shot of Tod after they cut to a shot of his dad, the wire is perfectly visible at the side of his neck, however is hidden by his chin and therefore we can't see it around the front of his neck.

Hamster Premium member
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Corrected entry: She then puts the mug on the rear topside of her computer screen, but only for a second. Nevertheless there are gallons of vodka on and in the rear end of the screen, enough to cause a short-circuit!

Correction: The mug is in place for at least ten seconds.

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Corrected entry: In the "original" version of the plane crash you can see that Alex fastens his seatbelt in a direct closeup shot. When he awakens from his premonition the seatbelt should be fastened because he did so before Christa and Blake asked him to change places. He doesn't remove it though in the second version of the plane crash before he rushes to Todd.

Correction: The "original" version is his premonition of the plane crash and when he comes out of the premonition is where he should of put on his seatbelt. He doesn't ever actually put his seatbelt on because that is the point where he changes the future and cheats death.

wraithking
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Corrected entry: When the woman teacher is lying with the knife in her chest, Alex comes around the corner and she looks at him. There is barely any blood on her neck at that point despite it spurting in earlier shots.

EMTurbo

Correction: Her neck is covered in blood in all of the shots.

Knever
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Corrected entry: Crew spotlights are reflected in the kettle.

Hamster Premium member

Correction: Those are not reflections from the crew's spot lights, but rather the track lighting on the kitchen ceiling.

EMTurbo
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Corrected entry: After Alex and the other five get off of the plane, after Alex's premonition, the go back to the airport gate lounge and you can see that the appearance has totally changed than what it was before boarding the plane, (e.g. the cappuccino bar.). (00:16:25)

Correction: This was done purposefully in order to show that reality was skewed after the teens cheated death. It says so in the commentary.

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Corrected entry: Carter is driving, while Alex is talking to Billy and Clear. When the camera shows Carter, you can see that the shops in the background pass a number of times. For example, a bright coloured neon sign surrounding a shop is the best one to spot. This indicates they are just going around in circles.

Correction: They were trying to figure out what to do, and some people (such as myself) tend to drive in circles when uncertain about a destination.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Clear is in the car and Alex is grabbing the electrical wire, most electrical wires have insulation around them (rubber or something like that) so it wouldn't electrocute him. But, lets just say there wasn't insulation around the wire, he could have just put his hands inside his jacket or shirt and that would have insulated the wire and he would not have been electrocuted.

Correction: Not everything insulates against electricity. If he was wearing a rubber shirt, maybe, but a thin shirt like the one he has on wouldn't. Try it yourself. Unscrew a lightswitch or socket in your house, wrap your hand in your shirt and grab a live wire. I guarantee you will get a shock.

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Corrected entry: When Alex is watching the TV on how the plane crashed, and he says that the first explosion happened right above Todd's seat, it wasn't Todd's seat, it was the one Alex was sitting in in his dream.

Correction: Alex's premonition, along with other premonitions are not guaranteed to be 100% like the real thing. They are subject to change, *especially* when the people in the premonition cheat death like Alex and his other classmates unintetionally did by getting off the plane.

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Corrected entry: As a consequence of the short-circuit the screen explodes and she gets hit by a big piece of glass. But this was a regular screen with a CRT inside. Such a screen can not explode. There might have been an implosion...

Correction: If the power supply (for example) exploded it would take the glass with it. Also, if a CRT does implode (which is right, because of the vacuum inside), the glass still flies around - it certainly doesn't implode to the middle and then just stick together and stop moving.

Eliza
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Corrected entry: After all the students arrive at the top of the escalator at the airport, the old guy teacher says something in French as he stops them as an announcement comes on. What he says, literally translated, is "What is it's name?" Why would he be asking this question when he's stopping them to hear an announcement about the airport?

Correction: The teacher asks 'What is the announcement?' The last french word gets mixed with some other noise, but he definitely says the right thing.

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Corrected entry: If the movie supposedly takes place in south-eastern New York, why are all of the announcements in the public address system spoken in French? I don't think so, not in the USA.

Correction: It was only that particular flight whose details were announced in French as well as English, as indeed they would have been, for the benefit of any French people flying to their homeland.

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Corrected entry: At least one or two tragedies or accidents in each of the three final Destination films are based on real life events. In this movie, Flight 180 was based on Trans World Flight 800, which also crashed right after takeoff, leaving JFK for Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, and both were carrying a group of students going to Paris on a class trip.

Jazetopher

Correction: Screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick wrote the original speculative script "Flight 180" in 1994 (intending it for the X-Files TV series). The real-life Flight 800 crash didn't occur until 1996. Reddick went on to use his "Flight 180" script to launch the "Final Destination" franchise in 2000, and Reddick has publicly stated that "Flight 180" is not based on the Flight 800 crash. Source: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3349248/read-x-files-script-became-final-destination-exclusive.

Charles Austin Miller

Corrected entry: At the memorial, when Billy is telling Alex about his driving test, if you look closely behind Alex you can see Todd walking towards the eagle sculpture with a rose in his hand. But then Billy walks away and it shows Todd and his parents in their seats and Todd is about to go up and put the same flower on the eagle.

Correction: There is no evidence of is; Tod could of walked up to the memorial a second time to put a flower there or just to reminisce.

Corrected entry: When Terri steps onto the road and is killed by the speeding bus, the bus is travelling from left to right when it hits her. But, if you look further down the street, where the bus supposedly had just come from (a few seconds earlier, during the dialogue between the other characters), the camera pans round and you can see a large yellow crane blocking off the entire road, so the bus could not have actually come from that direction.

scott69

Correction: If you look down the street when Alex sees the buses reflection the street is clear. When the speeding bus hits Terri it is diagonal and is coming from around the corner, not across the street where the crane was located.

Corrected entry: After Tod has died, Alex is walking under some trees and a leaf falls to the ground. The wire attached to the leaf is visible as it falls.

Correction: Try as hard as I can, I cannot see any wire.

Knever

Corrected entry: When the girl is hit by the bus, if you frame-by-frame, you see that the bus has no one on it, including a driver.

Correction: The rules of the site are clear. If it has to be viewed frame by frame it is not a valid mistake.

Corrected entry: When they were boarding the plane "a 747", he looks out the window and sees the trailing edge of the wing "flap assembly". However, his seat position in the aircraft would actually put him about 4 rows in front of the wing. This is even depicted on the little diagram he drew of the plane, while tracing the 'fire path' from his seat location.

Correction: It is mentioned that Alex marked his seat wrong on the diagram.

Character mistake: At the memorial service the principal says that it's been 39 days since 39 loved ones had died. But there were 40 students on the plane and 4 chaperones, making the total 44. Now 7 people got off the plane which means 37 people related to that memorial service actually died, not 39. Two pilots would make up the numbers, but there would be flight crew too, which still leaves the numbers off.

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

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Trivia: The filmmakers originally had an ending in which Alex grabs the cable that lies on Clear's car, Alex catches fire and dies. Then Clear gets her baby and Carter survives. The test audience didn't like this, so the filmmakers shot another ending in which Alex is decapitated by a crashing police helicopter. But again, the test audience didn't like the fact that Alex dies, so they shot the finish with the billboard, which took 6 days to film and cost nearly $2,000,000.

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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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