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Final Destination 2 (2003)

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When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

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David R. Ellis

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J. Mackye Gruber (screenplay), Eric Bress (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Larter ... Clear Rivers
A.J. Cook ... Kimberly Corman
Michael Landes ... Thomas Burke
David Paetkau ... Evan Lewis
James Kirk ... Tim Carpenter
Lynda Boyd ... Nora Carpenter
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Kat
Jonathan Cherry ... Rory
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Eugene Dix (as T.C. Carson)
Justina Machado ... Isabella Hudson
Tony Todd ... Mr. Bludworth
Sarah Carter ... Shaina
Alejandro Rae ... Dano (as Alex Rae)
Shaun Sipos ... Frankie
Andrew Airlie ... Mr. Corman
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Storyline

Whilst heading onto the highway, Kimberly Corman has a vision of a huge car accident. Bringing the traffic to a halt, Kimberly is horrified when the accident actually happens. Kimberly links the occurrence with a similar event a year earlier: the Flight 180 disaster. After speaking with Clear Rivers, the only remaining survivor of the Flight 180 disaster, Kimberly discovers that Death's pattern has been disturbed, meaning everyone who was originally supposed to die will now be killed in separate freak accidents. Kimberly and the rest of the survivors must work with Clear to try and stop Death from repeating its process. Written by Film_Fan

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You Could Be Next! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, language, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Destination 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,200,000, 2 February 2003

Gross USA:

$46,961,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,342,474
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The accident on the highway was based on the 125 car pileup on Interstate 75 in Ringgold, Georgia, on March 14, 2002. See more »

Goofs

During the use of the defibrillator, she is wearing a underwire bra. This is contraindicated when using shock. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Host: Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary since Velez Air Flight 180 exploded and crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK airport. It's a disaster that's affected many. None more so than Mt. Abraham High School, which lost 40 students and 4 faculty members in the crash. But it was the events after the crash that has turned this tragic story into something even stranger. The survivors that managed to get off the plane before it crashed died soon thereafter in a series of mysterious and...
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Alternate Versions

The Sci-Fi version is heavily edited to take out all gore.
  • When Officer Burke's car get's hit by the log, the scene where his head gets crushed is deleted.
  • Eugene's Crushing has no blood.
  • We don't see Evan's eye get hit by the ladder
  • When Tim gets crushed, we don't see it but at the end when Kimberly is having flashbacks you can see it.
  • NOra's death is altered
  • We only see Rory's face when he gets sliced
  • Kat is not shown in her death
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Connections

References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Highway to Hell
Written by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Bon Scott (as Bon Scott)
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of EastWest Records America / Leidseplein Presse B.V.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Shock Value -- 7 (Good Flick)
18 July 2005 | by jimboduckSee all my reviews

You know that feeling you get when you're watching America's Funniest Home Videos and the oblivious son hits his hapless father in the crotch with an aluminum bat? It gets a quick reaction, like, ooh, I feel your pain man. FINAL DESTINATION 2 is a 90 minute or so string of those painful shots, as each character one by one meets an unfortunate death by household appliance. Bodies are slammed by trucks, heads are impaled, and limbs fly through the air. When one of the characters dies when her car's airbag explodes out of nowhere, I blurted "Yeah! Wow, did they do that??? Yeah, they DID do that. Right on!" Although the film has a very serious atmosphere about it, what with the creepy score and people sincerely freaking out and everything, it still retains a campy humor about it buried beneath its high-budget exterior. Many movies would shy away from smashing up plastic ketchup-filled dummies, opting instead to avoid the gore. Not FINAL DESTINATION 2! This movie is an honest approach to movie-making, hearkening back to the day when you got together with friends and said, "Okay, in this scene we cut to the dummy falling off the building, it's run over by a Mack truck, and it splatters chunks of blood all over that Oldsmobile over there." As for the premise behind FINAL DESTINATION 2, how do I put it into words? A.J. Cook has premonitions that people died in a nasty pileup on the highway. Thing is, this never happened. And ... she continues to have premonitions that those same people will die in due time. Those people eventually die. Did I get that right? The universal law of nature is that, well, Death sometimes misses its mark and has to fix its mistakes (which usually involves electrical equipment getting wet and other freak accidents of home improvement). If this all sounds convoluted, watch the movie. You'll see what I mean. The premise of FINAL DESTINATION 2, as much potential as it might have, doesn't make much sense and is pretty hokey, but if you medicate your inquisitive mind with heavy sedatives, you'll be able to look past the flimsy premise and enjoy the movie. I'm definitely looking forward to a Final Destination 3.


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