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You're more likely to die driving to an amusement park than dying at one.
― Ian McKinley

Final Destination 3 is a 2006 American horror film, and the third installment of the Final Destination film series. It was directed and co-written by James Wong, who also directed and co-wrote the first film. The films stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman and Kris Lemche.


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.

Plot Edit

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The film opens 6 years after the Flight 180 explosion and 5 years after the Route 23 pileup with Wendy Christensen, a teenage high school student and a school year book photographer visiting an amusement park with her boyfriend Jason Wise, best friend Carrie Dreyer and Carrie's boyfriend Kevin Fischer on their senior class field trip. As they board the Devil's Flight roller coaster, Wendy has a premonition that the hydraulics securing
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Wendy and Kevin in the rollercoaster

the seats and roller coaster cars will fail, causing the roller coaster to de-rail and crash, killing everybody on board. When events from her vision begin to repeat themselves in reality, she panics and attempts to stop the coaster from being launched. Wendy and several other people leave or are forced off the ride - Kevin, best friends Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin, athlete Lewis Romero, goths Ian McKinley and Erin Ulmer, and alumnus Frankie Cheeks. As these people leave, they witness the roller coaster derailing and crashing. All the remaining people on the ride are killed in the crash, including Carrie and Jason, devastating Wendy.

Afterwards, Kevin tells Wendy about the explosion of Flight 180 and the subsequent events that killed the survivors. Believing that Kevin is mocking her, Wendy dismisses this theory and moves on. Later on, Ashley and Ashlyn are killed at a tanning salon when their tanning beds malfunction, catch fire and burn them alive. Believing Death may be after them, Wendy and Kevin set out to save the remaining survivors, using what they believe to be omens contained in photos that were taken of them prior to the crash. Frankie dies next at a drive-thru when a runaway truck crashes into the back of Kevin's truck, causing the engine fan in Kevin's truck to blow out and slice off the back of Frankie's head. The next day, they try to save Lewis at the gym. He states he does not believe them, shortly before two iron weights from the machine he is using swing down and crush his head.

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Kevin and Ian after the death of Erin

They find Ian and Erin working at a hardware store. As they explain to them what is going on, Ian speculates that if the last in line were to kill themselves, it would ruin Death's plan and save the remaining survivors. Wendy manages to save Ian as he is about to be crushed by planks of wood, but one of the pieces of falling plywood causes a small bag of sawdust to burst, prompting Erin to stumble backwards onto a nail gun and she is shot repeatedly through the head. This leaves Ian devastated, which causes him to resent Wendy.

Wendy learns that her sister Julie was also on the coaster and rushes to the county fair in an attempt to save her. She and Kevin are able to prevent Julie from being impaled on a harrow. Wendy then asks Julie who was sitting next to her on the coaster. Her question is answered when Julie's friend, Perry Malinowski is impaled by a flagpole launched by a rope tied to a horse, as Wendy and Julie watch in horror.

Wendy saves Kevin and Julie from a propane canister explosion caused by the commotion and is confronted by a deranged Ian, who blames her for Erin's death. Another
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explosion sets off fireworks which nearly hit Wendy and Ian, but instead strike a nearby cherry picker. As Ian shouts that Death cannot kill him, the cherry picker collapses on him and crushes him in half. Wendy believes the cherry picker was meant for her, but Ian intervened and inadvertently took her place.

Five months later, Wendy is on a subway train with her roommate Laura and her teenage friend Sean and spots Kevin and Julie. Suddenly the train derails and everyone on board dies - Julie's head is hit by a loose wheel and ejects her out of the train; Kevin's face is pressed against a cracked window which breaks and shreds his body against the subway wall; Wendy is the final survivor of the crash but is hit by an oncoming train. This turns out to be a premonition by Wendy and the three try to stop the train in vain, and the screen cuts to black, ending the film with the sound of screeching metal being heard.

List of deathsEdit

List of deaths in the film Final Destination 3.

Name Cause of Death Killer On Screen Notes
Kimberly Corman and Officer Thomas Burke Shredding: died in an accident with a woodchipper Death No Happened between Final Destination 2 and Final Destination 3, revealed on the end of the film.
Devil's Flight Victims, Jason Wise, Carrie Dreyer and Jill Various: died when the Devil's Flight rollercoaster derailed Yes Shown in detail in vision, later partially shown from afar
Ashley Freund and Ashlyn Halperin Immolation/Explosion: were incinerated in malfunctioning tanning beds, in which they were trapped and which eventually exploded Yes
Frankie Cheeks Severe Head Trauma: got the back of his head sliced apart by an engine fan. Yes
Lewis Romero Decaptitation/Crushing: got his head crushed by falling weight Yes
Erin Ulmer Severe Head Trauma/Impalement: fell against a nail gun, which went off against the back of her head, nine times. Yes 5 nails were shot so deep, they left through her face and nailed her arm to her face.
Perry Malinowski Impalement: got impaled by a flagpole, launched in the air by a stampeding horse. Yes
Ian McKinley Crushing/Dismemberment: was crushed beneath a malfunctioning cherry picker, caused by the fact the cherry picker was hit by firework. Yes Ironically, the Cherry Crusher belonged to his family
Julie Christensen Blunt Force Trauma: hit by Train wheel Yes Only seen in a new premonition, unavoidable.
Kevin Fischer Shredding: Scraped apart between the train and the tunnel wall. Yes Only seen in a new premonition, unavoidable.
Metro 081 Victims, Laura and Sean Mangling: Mangled in the train crash No Only seen in a new premonition, unavoidable.
Wendy Christensen Blunt Force Trauma: hit face first by an incoming train Partially Only seen in a new premonition, cut away before the real impact, unavoidable.

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