Final Destination

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.


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:

Charles Austin Miller

Corrected entry: At the start when you see Alex, Tod and co. walking down the walkway to the plane you can see that their heads are almost touching the ceiling. You can tell it was shortened to make the path longer for the appropriate sequence and then after when they reach the turning the ceiling is much higher. (00:09:45)

Correction: This is a question of perspective from the two camera angles. In the first shot where the character's heads "are almost touching the ceiling", the camera is low down looking up; this makes the character's heads look closer to the ceiling as you can't see the gap. The next shot is from higher up showing the gap, which looks bigger now.

Corrected entry: The teacher pours vodka in her mug which cracks. The vodka drops down as she walks into the living room. If really she lost so much vodka like we see catching fire later, it must have been a real waterfall, so why didn't she notice that?

Correction: She just wasn't paying attention. The same thing happened to me minus the explosion, fire, and blood, and I didn't notice until I slipped on it.

Corrected entry: When Alex and Todd are in the bathroom at the airport, Alex is sitting on the toilet with his pants down but his underwear is still all the way on.


Correction: Devon Sawa confirms on the commentary that his underwear was down and that his undershirt (which was gray) is what is covering him.

Corrected entry: In the scene inside the airport right as you see the plane take off, Sean William Scott jumps and yells way before the plane actually explodes on screen.

Correction: That is because the Sonic Boom that bursts the windows takes time to get to them. That's how it would be in real life.

Corrected entry: When they are about to enter the plane, we see Alex, Todd and his brother walking the hallway to the plane, and right behind them, you can see Carter and his girl, but when they turn 90 degrees, we see Alex , Todd and his brother, but Carter and his girl are gone.

Correction: Carter and his "Girl", could have easily gotten lost in the crowd of students in the Terminal. There's no reason for students to cut in front of line, especially considering they are heading to Paris.


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.


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.


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: 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.


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.


Corrected entry: When Billy looks out of the airport window, you can see that there was a model plane used when you see it take off. (00:18:00)

Correction: It looks nothing like a model.


Corrected entry: In the last scene where Carter, Clear and Alex are in Paris, Clear sees the reflection of the bus. Shortly after that the bus hits the pole that flies up and unleashes the billboard that kills Carter. The pole cannot fly so high and cut the billboard loose.

Correction: Your reasoning makes no sense at all. Of course it can, and it did. What makes it unbelievable? It's certainly long enough.


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.


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


Corrected entry: When the car explodes you can see that it has been cut in two before.

Correction: If you're talking about the explosion in which Alex grabs the electric wire so that Clear can escape, I found no evidence, going through it in slow motion, of your claim. If that's not the explosion that you're talking about, be specific about the scene in which it occurs.


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: During Alex's premonition all the skin on his face burns off, but his hair is still intact.

logan crews

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: When Ms. Lewton takes out her mother's favorite record album, the label is obviously a fake. None of John Denver's albums had his name written that large on the label.

Jon Nicholas

Correction: I think this is for two reasons:i) Copyright.ii) To show to the audience she is going to die by making the song obivious to them.

Correction: That was more of a dedication album than a regular album, meaning that it's not exactly official. It could've just been the design the makers were going for.

Corrected entry: When Carter pulls up in his new Nova, he is playing the Nine Inch Nails song, 'Into the Void' and just after he sees Alex he drives on when the song is on the first verse, but 3 seconds later it is right near the end, the song has skipped over 2 minutes.

Correction: Movies don't use real time, it could have been two minutes since he saw Alex.

Corrected entry: When Alex checks in his suitcase, watch carefully. The ticket that's attached to his suitcase says "Final destination".

Correction: This is not trivia. All airport tickets say this.

Corrected entry: The CG is very obvious when Ms. Lewton is wiping her teapot then sees the apparition reflected in it.

Correction: I thought this myself at first, but then I realized it was just the lighting that gave the scene that "poor CG" appearance. It looks that way in scenes that contain no CG as well.

Phixius Premium member

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: 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.


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 Alex and Clear are sitting on the beach Clear tells Alex that her father was killed when she was 10. Later on in the movie Clear looks at a picture of her and her father on a fishing trip. The back of the picture says me and dad "1986". If she is a high school senior that would make her 18 years old. In the picture she appears to be about 10 years old. If she was 10 in 1986 that would make her about 23 in the movie - a little old for a high school senior.

Correction: There is nothing to suggest that the photo was taken just before her father died. She looks younger than ten in the photo, so it is perfectly possible that the photo was taken a few years before he died, when she was around 6 or 7 years old.

mandy gasson

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: 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.

Corrected entry: When Alex is "caught" looking at Ms. Lewton's tire, the FBI agents put him in their car and leave. If Alex had been rigging her car for a crash, wouldn't the agents at least notify Ms. Lewton right away and tell her not to drive anywhere until it could be inspected?

Jon Nicholas

Correction: She was the one who notified them. They probably told her that information over the phone, and it would be common sense for her to check.

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."

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.

gandolfs dad

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: 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.

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 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: 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 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

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.

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.

MoonFaery Premium member

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

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.

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.

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: 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: In the scene at the beginning when some of the students have left the plane after Alex has had his bad dream, the plane starts to leave without them. Alex and his fellow classmates exchange a few words, have a fight and they see the plane fly off without them and then it explodes. Thing is, is that there is no way in the short space of time that they were fighting and talking that the plane could leave the boarding gate, taxi to the runway, wait for another take off slot, take off, fly for about a minute or two then explode.

Correction: We see that some time has passed as Tod has gone to fetch ice from the bar.

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 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.

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.

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.

Corrected entry: In the beginning when the students are told they won't be allowed onto the plane, it seems that the plane leaves right after the teacher gets back on. There is absolutely no way their luggage would be allowed on the plane without them. Their bags would have to be found and removed, and then the plane could take off.

Correction: Some time has obviously passed as we see Tom getting ice for Alex. We don't know how much time, but probably enough to get their luggage off the plane.

Corrected entry: There are only 2 teachers going to Paris with the class, so when both teachers get off the plane Mrs. Lewton tells the security guard that one of them has to get back on because they can't send a class of students without a teacher with them. Then later when Alex is watching the news it says there were 4 teachers on the plane. Why would Mrs. Lewton say that one of them had to be on the plane, if there were still 2 other teachers on board with them? (00:16:30)

Correction: There are four teachers going to Paris. You can see one of the other two when they are in the airport lobby listening to the French announcement. When Ms. Lewton is talking to the security guard you can't hear the last part of what she says. She never says that there are only 2 teachers. She just doesn't want the other two teachers to be left with 33 students in Paris.

Corrected entry: The whole premise of the teacher's death scene is very unbelievable. Along with the other mistakes noted above about this scene there are a couple more. Instead of vodka she must have been drinking nothing short of gasoline noting the height and intensity of the flames. Also, when the house was on fire, what made it explode with such violence. A gas stove would not even come close to creating such an explosion.

Correction: A gas stove on its own would not cause such a huge explosion, but you have to bear in mind that the stove is connected to the main gas supply, so when the stove explodes it sets off a chain reaction throught the main gas supply, igniting that and there you go, a massive fireball. Its been known of entire blocks of appartments to explode because of a gas leak


Corrected entry: In the scene where Alex has a premonition of the plane crash then wakes up, Carter gets in a fight with him and they get thrown off the plane, yet when it shows Carter going out the jet-way he does not have his jacket with him. In the next scene when they are all in one room, he has his jacket on. How can that be when he leaves it on the plane?

Correction: If you watch, when they get off the plane, Carter's girlfriend picks up his jacket and takes it with her.

Corrected entry: When the plane has taken off in Alex's vision there is some minor turbulance, then some major turbulance, then the side of the plane is rippd off, then abit of a struggle and it finally blows up. Yet when it shows the disaster in the background from the airport, it blows up seconds after takeoff.

gandolfs dad

Correction: First of all, you see the plane out of the window being well up in the air - some time has passed. Second, what Alex foresees isn't guaranteed to be 100% like the real deal.

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.


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: 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.

Corrected entry: After Billy's beheading, Alex has a little panic, and Clear shouts at him to calm down, except that she calls him Billy.

Correction: She calls him baby, not Billy.

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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