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Final Destination 5

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In Theatres: 
Aug 12, 2011
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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R
Strong violent and gruesome accidents, and some language

No matter where you run, no matter where you hide…you can’t cheat death.

 

Or can you?  In “Final Destination 5,” Death is just as omnipresent as ever, first revealing its menacing reality to a group of coworkers headed for a corporate retreat.  During the bus ride, Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto) has a premonition in which he and most of his friends, as well as numerous others, die in a horrific bridge collapse.  When his vision ends, events begin to mirror what he had seen, and he frantically ushers as many of his colleagues—including his friend, Peter (Miles Fisher), and girlfriend, Molly (Emma Bell)—away from the disaster before Death can claim them.

 

But these unsuspecting souls were never supposed to survive and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.

 

The second of the “Final Destination” films to be shot in 3D, “Final Destination 5” was directed by Steven Quale, marking his feature film directorial debut.  The screenplay was written by Eric Heisserer, based on characters created by Jeffrey Reddick.  Producers Craig Perry and Warren Zide return for the fifth time, working with executive producers Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Erik Holmberg and Sheila Hanahan Taylor.

 

The film brings together an ensemble cast, including Nicholas D’Agosto (“Fired Up!,” TV’s “Heroes”), Emma Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Miles Fisher (TV’s “Mad Men” and “Gossip Girl”), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s “Flash Forward,” “ER”) and Arlen Escarpeta (“Friday the 13th”), with David Koechner (“The Office,” “Anchorman”) and “Final Destination” franchise icon Tony Todd (“Hatchet II”).  Rounding out the cast are P.J. Byrne (“Dinner for Schmucks”), Ellen Wroe (TV’s “Huge”) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (TV’s “The Bold and the Beautiful”).

 

Collaborating with Quale behind the scenes are director of photography Brian Pearson (“Drive Angry 3D,” “My Bloody Valentine 3D”); production designer David R. Sandefur (“Repo Men,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth”); editor Eric Sears (“Shooter”); visual effects supervisor Ariel Velasco Shaw (“Final Destination 3”); and costume designer Jori Woodman (“Eight Below”).  The music is by Brian Tyler (“Fast Five”).

 

New Line Cinema presents, a Practical Pictures/Zide Pictures production, “Final Destination 5.”  The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

 

The film has been rated R for strong violent/gruesome accidents, and some language.