Final Destination

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Final Destination ★★ 2000 (R)

Teenager Alex (Sawa) predicts that a plane filled with classmates will explode. It does but he and some others manage to make it off the plane beforehand. Things get interesting (and a little philosophical) when the survivors start dying. Seems Death feels cheated and is getting even. Typical body count slasher genre gets a twist from the machinations of fate…or whatever. Filmmakers paid tribute to some of their favorite horror stars and directors with the characters' surnames. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kristen Cloke, Daniel Roebuck, Roger Guenveur Smith, Chad E. Donella, Seann William Scott, Tony Todd, Kerr Smith, Amanda Detmer; D: James Wong; W: Glen Morgan, James Wong, Jeffrey Reddick; C: Robert McLachlan; M: Shirley Walker.