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Final Destination 3 | 2006 | R | - 6.10.8

In the third installment in the series, a young woman has a vision about a rollercoaster accident that kills all of the riders. She gets off the ride with a few other people and the coaster does indeed crash, killing all those who remained onboard. However, those who got off the ride begin to die in gruesome and horrifying ways. With Ryan Merriman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Texas Battle, Gina Holden and Dustin Milligan. Directed by James Wong. [1:55]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Two young women undress and climb into tanning beds, their bare breasts are shown and one wears a thong and the other apparently is fully nude (nothing below the waist is shown). Two young women wear low-cut pants with the top of their thong panties exposed. Two young women wear short skirts that reveal bare abdomens and tight-fitting, low-cut tops that reveal cleavage.
 A young man holds a camera under a young woman's skirt and snaps a picture that we see later (we see part of her buttocks and panties). A young man wears a necklace in the shape of a nude woman and he licks its breast.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - Two young women in tanning beds are trapped inside them as the bulbs begin to heat up past capacity: their skin begins to burn and blister, they scream and pound trying to get out, the glass covers over the bulbs break, one young woman is cut on the face and the glass beneath her breaks and she falls onto the bulbs; meanwhile the plastic goggles they wear melt onto their faces, and they both burst into flames (we see them screaming and thrashing while engulfed in flames).
 Wood and building supplies fall off high shelves knocking people to the floor and covering them with rubble; one young woman is shoved back against a shelf and runs into a nail gun that jams and shoots her with nails through the head repeatedly (we see the nails coming through her face and eye and blood pours from the holes).
 A truck with no driver rolls through a street, crashes into the back of a parked car, the car is pushed onto the back of another car (a convertible) and the engine's fan cuts into the driver's head, spraying and splattering blood and matter around.
 Fireworks shoot toward several people, they duck, the fireworks hit a cherry picker that is jolted and the basket falls on a young man on the ground, cutting him in two (we see blood and matter splatter and half of his body twitches on the ground).
 A young man pushes on a piece of exercise equipment, and two of its pieces swing down and crush his head between them (blood and matter spray in all directions).
 A roller coaster begins its run, the cars begin to break apart, wheels fly off, cars separate from the track, the restraints unlock, and riders are thrown out of the ride: one young man dangles from the side of the speeding coaster, he is knocked loose by another piece and slams into a beam (we hear a crunch when he hits), while remaining cars stop at the top of a loop, riders cling to them, and several lose their grip and fall to the ground (we see them twisted on the ground below, and one young man is impaled by a piece of the track; we hear a crunch, we see organs and matter and blood sprays on a young woman's face).
 A train comes off its tracks, begins to spin through a tunnel, people in the train are thrown, a young woman is crushed by a loose wheel that is thrown through the side of the train, a young man is pulled out through the train's window and splattered by another train car, and we see numerous dead and bloody bodies and body parts after the train stops. A young woman is impaled by a flagpole (blood covers the pole as it comes through the front of her body and into the ground in front of her).
 Roller coaster cars fly off the tracks and plunge toward the ground and a young woman watches in terror. A young woman on train tracks screams as a train speeds toward her (the scene ends). A young woman is terrified and screams in panic before a ride begins. A large bell is knocked off of an arcade game and it sails through the air (we do not see where it lands).
 Fireworks go off at a fair and scare a horse, the horse runs through a crowd, a young woman is knocked down and dragged behind the horse when a rope is wrapped around her neck, and she is cut loose just before being pulled into a bailer.
 A young man is kicked by a horse, he is thrown onto a table, a canister of propane gas is struck and a flame sprays him in the face (he is singed but OK).
 A young man shoots several pigeons using a nail gun (we see a couple fall to the floor dead). A rat is electrocuted by a frayed wire in a subway tunnel. A young woman picks a dead bird up by the wing and throws it in a garbage can.
 Two young men shove and punch each other, and a girl standing behind them is slapped in the face (accidentally). A young man shoves another young man and he falls into baskets of produce.
 A young man talks about a plane exploding and killing all on board and those who got off the plane before take off then died one-by-one in mysterious ways. People grieve at a funeral.
 A huge structure in the shape of a devil with glowing red eyes and pointed teeth stands over the entrance of a roller coaster. Skulls and skeletons decorate the entrance of a roller coaster. We hear screaming and see drawings of carnival entertainment (sword shallowers, etc.) with opening credits.
 A man punches a large, stuffed bear and a young man's finger sticks to a piece of chewed gum.


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LANGUAGE 8 - 34 F-words, 4 obscene hand gestures, 1 obscene arm gesture, 2 sexual references, 19 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 12 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fear, control, loss of control, friendship, guilt, objectification of women, beauty, vanity, friendship, ignorance, coincidence, sibling relationships.

MESSAGE - Death is a force that cannot be outwitted.

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