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Final Destination 2 (2003) Poster

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Real logs were tested for the crash sequence, but they "didn't bounce enough", so in the film the logs are CGI.
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The accident on the highway was based on the 125 car pileup on Interstate 75 in Ringgold, Georgia, on March 14, 2002.
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John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High", the song that accompanied most of the deaths in the original film, plays in the elevator that Eugene and Nora enter, and in the dentist's office.
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(at around 1 min) There is a sticker that says "ROAD TRIP" on it. The "T" is covered, so it reads "ROAD RIP", hinting at the opening accident about to happen.
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(at around 5 mins) The school bus full of kids chanting "pileup" is from Mt. Abraham, the same school as all the victims from the first film.
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The Stonybrook Institution sanatorium that Clear places herself in is the same sanatorium used in the opening of Halloween: Resurrection (2002).
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The character of Tim was supposed to be nine and then thirteen but New Line Cinema decided it wasn't okay to kill off a little kid so they eventually settled on the age of fifteen.
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All of the news anchors featured in the film are actual news anchors at local Vancouver-area stations (the film was shot in Vancouver).
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(at around 1 min) In the opening sequence Kimberly's car keys are shown. Her key chain is an evil eye bead. The evil eye, in middle eastern cultures is a talisman that wards off evil spirits and negative energy, and by doing so protects the owner. There are also other superstitions regarding the evil eye, the main one states that the evil eye can not be bought for oneself, it has to be gifted to them.
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In the original Final Destination (2000), many characters are named after black-and-white horror film stars or directors. In this film, Kimberly Corman is named after famous horror director Roger Corman.
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Keegan Connor Tracy who plays Kat was cast just five days before filming.
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James Kirk, who portrays Tim Carpenter in the film, had previously been an uncredited extra in the first Final Destination (2000).
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(at around 29 mins) The book Tim is reading is Stephen King's "Bag of Bones".
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(at around 31 mins) Filmmakers say that the man hanging on the jail bars when Kimberly walks into the insane asylum is put there to pay homage to Chief Bromden (Will Sampson) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
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A pigeon breaks through the window, and gets inside the waiting room at the dentist. According to some superstitions, a bird being inside a building means that someone in the building will die.
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Writers Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber came to write this film after Benderspink entertainment read "The Butterfly Effect". The writer agreed to do this if the studio would let them direct it.
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This is the only disaster to have no memorial services for the casualties. This disaster has the exception of being the only one in which the death order was reversed, since Death did it to start its list anew, due to a remaining survivor of Flight 180 still being alive.
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(at around 1h 9 mins) The TV news van at the farm has the call letters WWED which is registered to a classical music station in Virginia meaning the crew picked those letters on purpose. They stand for "When Will Everyone Die."
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(at around 1h 4 mins) Billy Hitchcock, from "Final Destination" (2000), is mentioned when Officer Burke mentions he was called out to "scrape" him up.
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The song "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver can be heard in the dentist's room.
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(at around 32 mins) When Kimberly enters the sanitarium the words "Get them off me" can be heard coming from one of the cells. This is a reference to a lunatic (also imprisoned in an asylum) in Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), who carves himself up with a straight-razor because he suffers from a delusion that he is covered with bugs.
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(at around 8 mins) A stunt coordinator on this film is named Freddie Hice. In the film, a truck passed Kimberly's SUV with a man drinking a beer. The name on the truck is HICE Pale Ale.
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Kat's car is seen at the 180 mile marker.
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In the opening credits, a pencil points at the back of Kimberly's head on the photo hinting someone was going to be impaled in the back of the head.
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When Nora dims the light to Tim's bedroom after tucking him in, his face is illuminated with a skull outline, this image can be better seen when the scene dissolves into the next.
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Tim is standing in the intersection of tiles, which like an "X", hinting that he is the target.
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Eugene's keychain has the unlucky number 13 on it.
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Jonathan Cherry also auditioned for the part of Evan.
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Evan's car was a 1987 Pontiac Firebird.
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Numerous cast members from the film have appeared in the TV series Smallville (2001), including Tony Todd, Sarah Carter, Shaun Sipos, and James Kirk.
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(at around 15 mins) When Officer Thomas Burke sees the pileup, he runs to his car and radios in, "This is Unit 13, requesting medical assistance and back-up for a major traffic accident." The number 13 is considered unlucky.
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When Rory took the elevator up to Burke's apartment, "Rocky Mountain High" is playing as elevator music. This song played several times in "Final Destination" (2000).
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Lynda Boyd (Nora) and Justina Machado (Isabella) would later co-star in a Cold Case (2003) episode titled Cold Case: The Good Death (2007).
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The milliliters on Eugene's defibrillator go up to "1800".
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In Kimberly's premonition, Evan gets stuck in his car which relates to his hand getting stuck in the sink.
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The Region 1 USA/Canada DVD from New Line Home Entertainment is available in both a regular DVD cover and a holographic DVD cover.
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A pigeon banged on the window of the dentist's office; there is a myth that when a bird hits your window then somebody you know is going to die.
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The elevator that Nora was hanging from was the third floor. The arrow next to the three made it look like a thirteen.
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One of the items Evan carried into his room is an Apple "iMac" where the "I" is pronounced "eye".
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23 is considered an ominous number in some circles; Route 23 was also originally called Route 18.
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Evan's car has a phoenix design on its hood.
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Despite playing father and daughter in this film, Andrew Airlie (Mr. Corman) is 17 years older then his on-screen daughter A. J. Cook (Kimberly).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

(at around 27 mins) Originally, Devon Sawa was to reprise his role of Alex Browning in this film, but a dispute concerning his contract with New Line Cinema could not be settled. In this film, it is implied by a newspaper clipping that his character, Alex, was killed off by a falling brick to the head.
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(at around 46 mins) The Mortician, William Bludworth, foreshadows Clear's death when he says "Such fire in you!"
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(at around 21 mins) When Evan first goes into his apartment before his death, you can see a baby doll on the floor that is missing an eye, foreshadowing his death.
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(at around 22 mins) When Evan is in his kitchen before his death, he leans over to get something out of his fridge and you can see the letter magnets "HEY E" on the side of the fridge. When Evan puts the leftover Chinese food container on the counter, the "H" magnet falls off and lands in the container. The letters left spell out the word "EYE," which foreshadows that Evan will die when he is impaled through the eye with a fire escape ladder.
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When Kimberly is standing next to her SUV at the exit ramp just before Thomas Burke pulls her out of the way of a truck, she sees a road work sign stating "next 180 feet".
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(at around 23 mins) When Evan is examining his new ring, the horseshoe shape is pointing downwards, which is considered bad luck. It is immediately after this that the chain of events begin that lead towards his death.
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(at around 29 mins) When Nora tucks Tim in at night, dimming the lights, his face is illuminated with a skull outline, and can be better seen when the scene dissolves into the next, foreshadowing his death.
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In the special feature "Choose Their Fate" for the DVD "Final Destination 3", a newspaper article reveals that both Kimberly Corman and Thomas Burke were killed in a woodchipper accident.
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The fire that kills Clear and Eugene was originally started by a birthday cake.
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Alex was originally going to be killed by a flesh-eating virus.
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(at around 47 mins) William Bludworth, the mortician, says that only new life can break death's cycle, a life that wasn't meant to be. This is already proven false as Alex was technically dead after he was electrocuted in the first film yet he and Clear still die.
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Clear is partially responsible for Nora's death. Eugene and Nora were riding the elevator to the L level to leave Officer Burke's apartment, which is on the third floor. After seeing the sign of a man with hooks, Clear runs to the elevator, pressing the down button, but then decides to take the stairs. It was because of this that the elevator, after stopping at the L level, ascended upwards to reach the third floor where Clear pressed the elevator button, and ultimately severing Nora's head (Eugene tried pressing the elevator buttons in the elevator itself, but Death broke it).
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When Eugene tried to commit suicide with a gun, the gun had 6 bullets in it, which marked him as the sixth survivor to die.
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The fridge magnets on Evan's refrigerator spell "HEY E".The H falls, leaving the word EYE. The H that fell also looks like part of a ladder, foreshadowing the fire escape ladder that would fall on Evan's eye.
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Before Rory died, he saved Brian Gibbons from being run over by a news van. This was the van that later exploded which aided in his death.
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The sweatshirt that Nora Carpenter wore is similar to the one worn by Pamela Voorhees from the film "Friday The 13th" (1980). Both were decapitated.
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In Thomas' apartment, Eugene says to Clear Rivers, "If Death is after you, why don't you just stay the hell away from us?" Unfortunately, they both die in the same explosion.
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The pane that kills Tim is visible from the dentist's office.
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Both Evan's real life death and premonition death involve fire. His face was also disfigured in both his real life death and premonition death.
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Nora told Tim "Some people need rewiring." Later in the film she is killed by an elevator because it was malfunctioning.
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On the day Evan died, his shirt read "Bill Wall Leather". This same line could be seen on the car that started the pileup.
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Nora told Kimberly that, after her husband and son died, she was okay with dying. Ironically, right before she is decapitated, she can be heard screaming "I don't wanna die".
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Evan was about to walk under the ladder before he died, which is a common superstition said to bring bad luck.
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When Rory was talking about how he was uncomfortable sitting next to the person who is going to die he whispers "hopefully her", pointing to Kat. She was the next person to die.
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Prior to his death, Rory asks Kimberly if it will hurt when he dies. Unsure of the answer, she says "I don't know". He later dies in an excruciating manner (his body is trisected by a barbed wire fence).
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Body Count: 6.
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In Kimberly's premonition Nora cannot stop her car because there was a water bottle blocking access to the brakes, the car pedal is crushing the head of the bottle, foreshadowing Nora's decapitation.
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When everyone is looking for Isabella Hudson, barbed wire fences can be seen, foreshadowing Rory's death.
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Before Nora Carpenter's death, Rory saw a shadow of a man with hooks; this hinted how she would die.
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