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Final Destination 5
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Title: Final Destination 5
Directed by: Steven Quale
Written by: Eric Heisserer
Produced by: Richard Brener; Sheila Hanahan; Erik Holmberg; Craig Perry; Warren Zide; John Rickard
Music by: Brian Tyler
Cinematography: Brian Pearson
Edited by: Eric Sears
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Released: August 12th, 2011
Rating: R
Running time: 92 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $40,000,000
Gross: $42,210,910 (US)
$131,010,910 (Worldwide)
Previous: The Final Destination (2009)

Final Destination 5 is an American horror film of the supernatural thriller subgenre. It is the fifth installment in the Final Destination film series and follows 2009's The Final Destination. It was directed by Steven Quale and released theatrically in the United States on August 12th, 2011. Like the previous film, Final Destination 5 was shot in 3D. The movie stars Nichols D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Ellen Wroe , Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, P.J. Byrne, Arlen Escarpeta and David Koechner. Actor Tony Todd, having been absent for the previous film, returns to the franchise in the role of coroner William Bludworth to issue cryptic words of doom and gloom to the frantic cast members. As per the story trope common to all of the films, the movie opens with a central character, Sam Lawton, played by Nicholas D'Agosto, who has a premonition concerning a disaster on the North Bay suspension bridge. Sam convinces his friends to get off a bus going over the bridge just before it collapses. They eventually encounter mysterious funeral director William Bludworth (Tony Todd), who warns them that they have cheated Death and that Death will correct this oversight and come back to claim them all.

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  • The tagline to this film is "This Summer, Death decides how... Fate decides when".
  • Final Destination 5 is the second film in the series to be shot in 3D. The Final Destination, aka, Final Destination 4 was also released in 3D.
  • Final Destination 5 was in theaters for 6 weeks (42 days). At it's widest released, it was screened in 3,155 movie houses.
  • This is the first film in the series that was not directly released through New Line Cinema (though they do receive a "New Line Presents" credit). The film was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, who also handled all North American distribution.
  • This film marks the directorial debut of Steven Quale. Steven's first work was the 1988 dramatic film short Darkness (not to be confused with the 2002 film starring Anna Paquin). In 2003, he was second unit director and second unit director of photography on The Haunted Mansion - a horror/comedy starring Eddie Murphy based upon the popular Disney theme park attraction.
  • Featured disaster: Suspension bridge.
  • Includes archival footage from the first Final Destination with scenes with Devon Sawa and Kerr Smith.
  • At the funeral service, Nathan speaks the line, "I see dead people." This is a reference to the 1999 movie The Sixth Sense in which Haley Joel Osment's character, Cole Sear, eerily intones this line to Bruce Willis. It has since become a very famous line of dialogue.
  • The film is a prequel to the Final Destination franchise, which is not revealed until the film's closing moments when Sam Lawton and Molly Harper board the ill-fated Flight 180 that exploded per Alex Browning's premonition and they witness the scuffle between Alex and Carter Horton.

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