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The Final Destination (2009) Poster

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Continuity 

(at around 2 mins) During Nick's premonition, when the cowboy sits in front of Lori, something happens on the track which causes the audience to stand up and gasp. After Nick's premonition, the cowboy sits in front of Lori, but the audience remains seated.
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(at around 49 mins) In the pool scene the pressure gauge on the drainage pump is shown in close-up to read 100-120-140-160 PSI, while on the far away shot it reads 70-80-90-100 PSI.
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(at around 1h 11 mins) One of the characters is shot with two nails in the arm. In the next scene he has 4 nails in his arm.
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(at around 1h 9 mins) Once Nick awakes from the mall premonition, he rushes through the mall to find the construction site. In one shot, you see him pushing through some people. For a brief second, you can also see Lori and Janet chasing him. They are supposed to be in the movie theater at this moment. (This shot was in the alternate ending where Nick finds Lori and Janet before the movie starts and warns them of their impending deaths.)
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(at around 39 mins) Nick says he can't be sure who is next to die, Hunt or Janet, because in his premonition, they were both killed in the same collapse. However, he is confident that George dies before Lori even though in his premonition, they were both killed by the same explosion.
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(at around 26 mins) When the glass of water is set in front of the client at the hair salon, it's less than half full. In the next shot, it's 3/4 full.
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(at around 43 mins) During the car wash scene Janet is seen having trouble with the moon roof on her vehicle. When she drives up to the car wash you can seen the top of the vehicle and the moon roof is clearly closed. Minutes later Janet is seen closing the moon roof.
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(at around 54 mins) The foam in the glasses when George serves apple cider changes from shot to shot.
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(at around 31 mins) When Hunt and Janet pay a visit to Nick and Lori to discuss about the possibility to exist a chain of deaths or a specific order, Janet leaves and Hunt follows her. Immediately after he gets up the couch, his shirt allows some belt to be visible in his back. He turns around to say something, and when he leaves, his shirt is actually OK.
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Before the mall explosion premonition, the timing and dialogue between Love Lays Dying's bridge explosion is dissimilar to Nick's view of it in Theatre 2 than in Theatre 13.
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Factual errors 

(at around 1h 13 mins) The sprinkler system that saves the movie theater would not work. Water cannot put out a chemical fire, you would need a foam system, and not only would it not put it out but it would spread the fire and make it wider.
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(at around 1h 8 mins) During the escalator scene, Lori's right foot was crushed by the escalator's conveyor belt. This makes her spit out blood, and that is not supposed to happen. Since only her limbs were hurt or injured, she wouldn't spit out blood. We only spit out blood if our head, chest, or abdomen are injured or hurt.
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(at around 1h 11 mins) A nail gun cannot shoot without the trigger being pulled back, and the front end (where the nail shoots out) being pushed into the wood; furthermore, electric nail guns have to be within certain angles in order to shoot. It would be impossible for the gun to shoot like it did in the movie.
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(at around 1h 11 mins) In the end when the nail gun punctures the drum of flammable liquid, the drum is clearly labeled with a "4". Class 4 hazardous materials are flammable solids, not liquids.
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(at around 1h 12 mins) Sprinklers work by holding back water with a heat sensitive liquid filled glass bulb or soldered struts and the heat from a fire burst the bulb/melts the solder allowing water out. In the film the sprinkler head is open, with no bulb or struts so the system must be drained down and the main valve shut (or water would be gushing out all the time). In which case you could fire a flamethrower at it, never mind a bit of burning wood, and it wouldn't activate.
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(at around 49 mins) A pump cannot suck at 160 psi a mere three meters under water. The total pressure of water and atmosphere at that depth is 20 psi. Since 0 psi is the lowest achievable pressure, Hunt cannot be subjected to more than 20 psi. A mere 20 psi pressure difference would not cause the spectacular effect seen in the movie. It would at most give him an embarrassing hickey (and drown him).
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Hunt is swimming at a pool where there is at least one lifeguard who can be seen on duty (possibly a second wearing a red visor and red shorts, but that could just be a swimmer); pool surveillance is the primary responsibility of lifeguards and they would have noticed Hunt at the bottom of the pool. When he did not come up, the lifeguard would have tried to save him--there's no way he would have his guts sucked out before anyone noticed him.
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(at around 1h 8 mins) In the movie house scene after the fires and explosions happen we are shown a large propane tank indoors with fire around it. This size tank is only mounted outdoors where there is plenty of ventilation. Never indoors.
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Plot holes 

The cinema premonition that Nick has involves Janet being killed by the explosion in the auditorium, this shouldn't happen. Because Janet's life was saved at the car wash, the same time Hunt died at the pool. Going by Final Destination mythology, if death skips a person due to die next, then that person is to die last. As Janet cheated death again because of Lori's intervention at the car wash, then her character shouldn't have been killed next in the cinema premonition Nick had.
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Revealing mistakes 

(at around 57 mins) In the hospital scene when the bath is overflowing, there is a massive amount of water pouring out of the bath, but only a small stream going into it from the tap. It would be impossible for more water to be coming out of the bath than going in.
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(at around 45 mins) In the car wash scene, Janet is shown trying to call for help but is unable to since there is "no signal", but when the phone is shown, 'Offline' can clearly be seen on the upper corner of the screen. This is only displayed if the offline mode (used while traveling on airplanes) has been manually enabled.
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(at around 1h 13 mins) Right as Nick sets off the sprinklers with the long board on fire, you can see him twitch and slide around his other arm slightly, which is supposed to be nailed to the wall and therefore immobile.
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(at around 52 mins) When Lori and Nick securing their place, you can see the coffee cup spilled all over the top of the newspaper so there shouldn't be any dry area in the newspaper.
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Spoilers

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Factual errors 

During the car-wash scene, Janet's car is seen to be filled to the brim with water, before a large pipe crashes through her windscreen, allowing the water to drain off. In reality, the water in the car would siphon off through the the floor, doors, and side windows before it got close to that full.
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