Final Destination 3

A student’s premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself – which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Wendy Christensen: Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Kevin Fischer: Ryan Merriman
  • Ian McKinley: Kris Lemche
  • Erin Ulmer: Alexz Johnson
  • Frankie Cheeks: Sam Easton
  • Jason Wise: Jesse Moss
  • Carrie Dreyer: Gina Holden
  • Lewis Romero: Texas Battle
  • Ashley Freund: Chelan Simmons
  • Julie Christensen: Amanda Crew
  • Ashlyn Halperin: Crystal Lowe
  • Devil (voice): Tony Todd
  • Amber Regan: Ecstasia Sanders
  • Bludworth: Jody Racicot
  • Colquitt: Patrick Gallagher
  • Perry Malinowski: Maggie Ma
  • Paul Revere: Jim Shield
  • Kahill: Cory Monteith
  • Ethan: Dylan Basu
  • Harry: Alberto Ghisi
  • Launch Attendant: Stuart Cowan
  • Ride Attendant: Harris Allan
  • Yuri: Alexandr Kalugin
  • Clark: Nels Lennarson
  • Polanski: Jacob Rupp
  • Minister: R. David Stephens
  • Payton: Andrew Francis
  • Ben Franklin: Graham Andrews
  • Husband: Tony Morelli
  • Wife: Nesta Chapman
  • Marcus: Dustin Milligan
  • Tow Truck Driver: Lou Bollo
  • Lineman: Colby Johannson
  • Offensive Lineman: Keith Dallas
  • M-80 Boys: Víctor Ayala
  • Laura: Agam Darshi
  • Sean: Dylan Basile
  • Subway Performer: Matt Ellis

Film Crew:

  • Casting: John Papsidera
  • Casting: Heike Brandstatter
  • Casting: Coreen Mayrs
  • Sound Effects Editor: Dino Dimuro
  • Production Design: Mark S. Freeborn
  • Production Executive: Dana Belcastro
  • Music Arranger: Chris Boardman
  • Producer: Craig Perry
  • Producer: Warren Zide
  • Executive Producer: Toby Emmerich
  • Conductor: Shirley Walker
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Erik Holmberg
  • Executive In Charge Of Post Production: Jody Levin
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jay Vinitsky
  • Scoring Mixer: Robert Fernandez
  • Art Direction: Tony Wohlgemuth
  • Second Assistant Director: Roger Scott Russell
  • Set Designer: David Hadaway
  • Assistant Property Master: Marta McLaughlin
  • Property Master: Wayne McLaughlin
  • Construction Coordinator: Mike Rennison
  • Construction Foreman: Paul Rinaldi
  • Stunts: Jennifer Mylrea
  • Producer: James Wong
  • Director of Photography: Robert McLachlan
  • Editor: Chris G. Willingham
  • Characters: Jeffrey Reddick
  • Executive Producer: Richard Brener
  • Executive Producer: Matt Moore
  • Second Unit Director: Glen Morgan
  • ADR Voice Casting: Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson
  • Assistant Art Director: Catherine Ircha
  • Stunts: Ashlea Earl
  • Stunt Double: Rorelee Tio
  • Makeup Designer: Joann Fowler
  • Stunts: Lori Stewart
  • Hairstylist: Sarah Koppes
  • ADR Mixer: Ron Bedrosian
  • Foley Mixer: Nerses Gezalyan
  • ADR Editor: Kimaree Long
  • Sound Effects Editor: Michael Kamper
  • Casting Associate: Wendy O’Brien
  • Costume Design: Gregory Mah
  • Still Photographer: Shane Harvey
  • Stunt Coordinator: J.J. Makaro
  • Sound Effects Editor: Kerry Ann Carmean
  • Software Engineer: Berj Bannayan
  • Visual Effects Editor: Nicole Ratcliffe
  • Art Direction: Nancy Ford
  • Stunts: Andrea Kinsky
  • Musician: Kim Carroll
  • Location Scout: Jamie Goehring
  • Stunts: Crystal Dalman
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Peter G. Capadouca
  • Production Office Assistant: Dylan Jenkinson
  • Costume Supervisor: Hisami Yamamoto
  • Greensman: Darcy Wyness
  • Sound Designer: Jon Title
  • ADR Editor: Michael Hertlein
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Christian P. Minkler
  • Stunts: Nesta Chapman
  • ADR Editor: Lisa Varetakis
  • Visual Effects Producer: Chris Del Conte
  • Set Designer: Jim Ramsay
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Jon Taylor
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Allan Magled
  • Visual Effects Producer: Mandy Tankenson
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Rory Cutler
  • Transportation Coordinator: Sylvia Nablo
  • Visual Effects Producer: Greg Baxter
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Ariel Velasco-Shaw
  • Camera Operator: Casey Hotchkiss
  • Production Supervisor: Michael Kowalski
  • Key Hair Stylist: Debra Wiebe
  • ADR Editor: Michelle Pazer
  • Makeup Effects: Harlow MacFarlane
  • ADR Editor: Zack Davis
  • Foley Supervisor: Hector C. Gika
  • Makeup Effects: Toby Lindala
  • Unit Publicist: Gloria Davies
  • Location Manager: Danny McWilliams
  • Visual Effects Producer: Amy Beresford
  • Music Editor: Thomas Milano
  • Sound Effects Editor: Mandell Winter
  • Digital Producer: Janet Yale
  • First Assistant Editor: Logan Breit
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim Stevenson
  • Visual Effects Editor: Brigitte Daloin
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Dave McMoyler
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Michael Wrinch
  • Greensman: Frank Haddad
  • Set Decoration: Mark Lane
  • Makeup Artist: Pearl Louie
  • Key Makeup Artist: Tanya Hudson
  • Makeup Effects: Lance Webb
  • Makeup Effects: Rachel Griffin
  • Property Master: Brian Epp
  • Sculptor: Jim Bridge
  • Sculptor: Peter Salmon
  • Sculptor: Gary Young
  • Scenic Artist: Wayne Smith
  • Set Decoration Buyer: Lori Gillis
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Clay Shier
  • CG Supervisor: Joey Lessard
  • CG Supervisor: Claude Precourt
  • Visual Effects Producer: Matthew Lynch
  • Compositing Supervisor: Etienne Daigle
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Cristin Pescosolido
  • Gaffer: Bruce Borland
  • Steadicam Operator: Peter Wilke
  • Steadicam Operator: Chris McMullin
  • Additional Camera: Glen A. Dickson
  • Rigging Gaffer: Gaetan Jalbert
  • Picture Car Coordinator: Fred Stephens
  • Script Supervisor: Helga Ungurait
  • Script Supervisor: Tracy Young
  • Co-Producer: Art Schaefer
  • 3D Artist: Mitch Gates
  • Third Assistant Director: Kevin Leeson
  • CG Supervisor: Eric Clement
  • Executive Visual Effects Producer: Aaron Dem
  • Truck Costumer: Tess Brummitt
  • Storyboard Artist: Benton Jew
  • Sound Mixer: Rob Young
  • Production Coordinator: Jennifer Metcalf
  • Post Production Coordinator: Rachel Faith Hanson
  • Assistant Director: Danny Rubio
  • Color Timer: Michael Hatzer
  • Boom Operator: Scott Aitken
  • Stunts: Laura Lee Connery
  • Best Boy Electrician: Paul Bougie
  • Matte Painter: Arnaud Brisebois
  • Unit Production Manager: Penny Gibbs
  • Executive in Charge of Finance: Paul Prokop
  • Stunt Double: Nick Allen
  • Camera Trainee: Jeff Cassidy
  • Craft Service: Suzanne McGovern
  • Orchestrator: Harvey Cohen
  • Pyrotechnician: Steven Michael Adams
  • Stunts: Jodi Stecyk
  • Stunt Double: Leslie McMichael
  • Associate Producer: Sheila Hanahan
  • Costume Set Supervisor: Paul Lavigne
  • Stunts: Corry Glass
  • Title Designer: Jonathan Block
  • Compositor: Michael Adkisson
  • Assistant Location Manager: Shane Lennox
  • Casting Assistant: James McKenzie Moore
  • Art Department Assistant: Adrian Hrytzak
  • Best Boy Grip: Jason Dryden
  • Animal Coordinator: Dana Dubé
  • Production Controller: Jon Davidson
  • CG Supervisor: Jason Crosby
  • Key Grip: Fraser Boyle
  • First Assistant Director: Jack Hardy
  • 3D Animator: Jacques Dell
  • Stand In: Tami DeSchutter
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Sean Looper
  • Rotoscoping Artist: Loren Van Wiel
  • Lighting Artist: Ian Allard
  • Colorist: Jim Garrow
  • ADR Recordist: Julio Carmona
  • Props: Alexandra Cram
  • Set Dressing Artist: David Parke
  • First Assistant Camera: Dean Friss
  • Grip: Noah Shane
  • Cableman: Ian Ferguson
  • Driver: Matt Bunten
  • Makeup Effects: Christopher Clark
  • Stunts: Lou Bollo
  • Systems Administrators & Support: John Brake
  • Transportation Captain: Ray Fairchild
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Bert Prevost
  • Utility Stunts: Sharon Simms
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Max Engoian
  • Best Boy Electric: Derek Touvell
  • Electrician: Todd Helsley
  • Rigging Grip: Jonathan Bosse
  • Post Production Accountant: Scott Parker
  • Production Accountant: Lynell Bangs
  • 3D Modeller: Sylvain Allard
  • Visual Effects: Graham T. McClusky
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Richard Cote
  • Dialogue Editor: Lars Bjerre
  • Extras Casting Assistant: Stephanie Boeke
  • Special Effects Technician: Dennis Briest
  • Stunts: Kristy Glass-Suitor
  • Production Assistant: Athena Kouverianos
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Tamar Ouziel
  • Dolly Grip: David Hutton
  • Head of Production: Francois Garcia
  • Digital Compositor: Kate Auld
  • Digital Color Timer: Joe Hathaway
  • Extras Casting: Annette McCaffrey
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: John Bozzalla
  • First Assistant Accountant: Sylvia Jang
  • First Assistant Production Coordinator: Andrew Bronstein
  • VFX Director of Photography: Dennis McHugh
  • Additional Third Assistant Director: Tarnya Cook
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Paul Tennis
  • Sound Assistant: Derek Lee Bell
  • Special Effects Assistant: Ian Korver
  • Special Effects Best Boy: André Dominguez
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Landon Medeiros
  • Camera Loader: Elvina Meret
  • Second Assistant Camera: Domenic Mastrippolito III
  • Assistant Editor: Darren Block
  • Generator Operator: John Pirozok
  • Key Production Assistant: Zsolt Baranyai
  • Key Set Production Assistant: W. Robert Millar
  • Key Special Effects: Monte Thompson
  • Payroll Accountant: Dana Perlman
  • Roto Supervisor: Elizabeth Matthews
  • Second Assistant Accountant: Keely Johnson
  • Stunts: Janina Dall

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: Roller Toaster.

    Final Destination the series moves into its third instalment without really changing the formula that was working for it. Here the opening disaster involves a Roller Coaster crash that is brought via a premonition to Wendy Christensen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). As in the previous two films, the visionary and some friends get spooked and get off the coaster to find it actually does crash and a bunch of horrific deaths befall all those on board. Sure enough the survivors start being killed off in equally gruesome ways, it becomes apparent that the old grim reaper is out to claim the deaths that were denied him.

    The opening section of FD3 is superb, the credits roll to a back drop of various carnival/fairground attractions that offer up foreboding terror, all backed by an eerie rumbling musical score. Then the crash itself is excellently stage, so much so that anyone frightened of Roller Coasters can point to this as a reason why! Then we revert to type, the youthful cast get bumped off in more ingenious ways, with more gore and lashings of dark humour pumped up this time (the use of Love Roller Coaster by The Ohio Players is genius). The narrative drive this time involves photographs, which is a nice touch and overcomes the triteness of some dialogue exchanges.

    It’s a safe entry in the series, and it boasts in Winstead the best young lead actress of the whole franchise. As with all horror films – franchises, some will love it and some will hate it, but ultimately it really does exactly what the previous two films did. So if a fan of those then this does a good job as well. The 2 disc DVD comes with a delightful choose their fate option, which with a bit of playing around gives you a slightly different version of the film. While it is recommended you turn up your home cinema systems for the Roller Coaster segments. 7/10

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: In short, not a very exciting movie. It was not at all as good as the previous ones. Not that this was very surprising of course since the general consensus on the web seems to be that 1 & 2 are quite good, 3 & 4 not so much while the 5th is supposed to be back in shape.

    Unfortunately, in this 3rd installment it seems that the producer took some shortcuts and produced the all to common teenage splatter movie. That is, do not bother about spending time on a decent script nor any acting capabilities to talk about. Replace all that with some wiggling boobs and behinds to appeal to the not too intelligent part of the teenage movie going audience, kill of a few of the bearers of said boobs and behinds at regular intervals in an increasingly goory and spectacular way and you’re done.

    I kind of like the goory and violent bit, it’s supposed to be a horror movie after all, but I would prefer that it was strung together in something that at least can be said to be semi-intelligent way. Well, you cannot have a film collection if you do not have all the films in a series can you? So I cannot say that I regret buying the set but I do not think this one will go up on the films to re-watch list any time soon.

  • Wuchak: ***Decent, but now formulaic entry in this ‘Dead Teenager’ series***

    The first “Final Destination” movie in 2000 was a rather innovative ‘Dead Teenager Movie’ in that the killer was Death itself, as an invisible spirit. A group of people, mostly teens, escape a great tragedy due to a premonition of one of them and the rest of the movie involves the Grim Reaper systematically slaying the kids who cheated Death in various creative ways, usually an unlikely chain of events. The opening tragedy in the first film was a plane crash, in the second it’s a horrible highway pile-up while in this third entry it’s a rollercoaster mishap.

    All of the movies in the five-film franchise tell the same basic story with different characters and minor nuances; all of them are of the same high quality of technical filmmaking. Whether you prefer one or another depends on your preference for cast members and the death sequences (and the locations). Other than these factors they’re all basically the same.

    Released in 2006, “Final Destination 3” has a quality doe-eyed heroine or ‘final girl’ in Mary Elizabeth Winstead. There are some other worthy female cast members, like Alexz Johnson, Chelan Simmons, Crystal Lowe and Amanda Crew. These five ladies represent perhaps the best assortment of women in the series yet.

    While it’s true that you know exactly how this film plays out if you’ve seen the first two installments, or any of them, there are some highlights beyond the female cast. For instance, the rollercoaster accident is thrilling and rings true in light of real-life mishaps at amusement parks. There’s also a horrifying tanning booth death sequence, which was done better in “Urban Legends: Bloody Mary” from the previous year (2005). Another death scene occurs at a warehouse where two of the protagonists work. I also liked how an extended sequence outside the teens’ school takes place in the rain, which shows attention to detail (or making the best of a rainy day during shooting, whatever).

    For me, what makes these movies kinda dull is the fact that it’s impossible to cheat Death. Sure, you can escape it here or there, but Death’s been in business for millennia and expertly knows what he’s doing. As such, everyone’s gonna die except maybe the ‘final girl,’ who will most probably die in the sequel.

    In case you’re interested, there’s an interesting 20-minute documentary about “Dead Teenager Movies” on the ‘extras’ disk with Roger Ebert being a highlight.

    The film runs 93 minutes and was shot in the Vancouver area, as were all the Final Destination flicks, except the fourth one.

    GRADE: C+/B-

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