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Snow Day (2000)

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

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Chris Koch

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Elliott ... Snowplowman
Mark Webber ... Hal Brandston
Jean Smart ... Laura Brandston
Schuyler Fisk ... Lane Leonard
Iggy Pop ... Mr. Zellweger
Pam Grier ... Tina
John Schneider ... Chad Symmonz
Chevy Chase ... Tom Brandston
Zena Grey ... Natalie Brandston
Josh Peck ... Wayne Alworth
Jade Yorker ... Chet Felker
Damian Young ... Principal Weaver
Connor Matheus ... Randy Brandston
J. Adam Brown ... Bill Korn
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Claire Bonner
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Storyline

When an entire town in upstate New York is closed down by an unexpected snowfall, a "snow day" begins when a group of elementary school kids, led by Natalie Brandston, try to ensure that the schools stay closed by stopping a mechanical snowplow driver by trying to hijack his plow truck. Meanwhile, Natalie's big brother Hal is using this day to try to win the affections of Claire Bonner, the most popular girl in his high school, while Hal and Natalie's father Tom, a TV meteorologist, faces off against a rival meteorologist for weather coverage of the day's events. Written by <pataygs@voicnet.com>

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Roads closed. Schools shut. Rules were made to be frozen! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un día de nieve See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,331,819, 13 February 2000

Gross USA:

$60,020,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,464,731
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chevy Chase complained on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) that when filming in Edmonton, Alberta, it was incredibly cold outside. In fact, the temperature throughout filming was 1 degree Celcius (34 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher everyday. Effects artists had to make fake snow for the shooting. Then mayor of Edmonton, Bill Smith, sent a letter to Rosie O'Donnell, telling the truth of the matter, which she read on-air and laughed off, to the annoyance of most Edmontonians. See more »

Goofs

When Wayne is tied to the snow plow he has gloves on, but when snow plow man is holding him to trade, he does not have gloves on. See more »

Quotes

Maltar: Where in the name of the Seven Seas are you going?
Natalie Brandston: The kitchen... I'm going to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich.
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Crazy Credits

The Nickelodeon Movies bumper has the man out in the snow with his dog shoveling. He again falls to the ground when the Nickelodeon logo collapsed his house See more »

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Referenced in Lloyd: Oh! Heavenly Cat (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

To Each His Own
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Al Martino
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I liked this movie much more than I thought I would.
15 February 2000 | by TuckMNSee all my reviews

Originally I went to see this movie because I like Jean Smart and have missed seeing her on film or on the small screen -- "Designing Women" just doesn't do it anymore.

Even though her role is not pivotal to the story line she is still great to watch.

Chris Elliot essentially reprises his role from "There's Something About Mary" as a "cosmetically impaired" misfit. While not being a great fan of Mr. Elliot he did fit this particular character perfectly.

There is a very nice ending to the movie -- predictable as it may be -- but with a very pleasant twist that is a welcome change from the usual.

Iggy Pop as a skating rink DJ that only plays romantic ballads is a great bit of casting genius -- he is so believable that you wonder if being a DJ at an ice skating rink may have been his dream job when he was younger -- he certainly has the perfect velvety tones for it.

There are few laugh-out-loud jokes here -- but there is a lot of clever writing, good acting and great characters which is what really makes a movie enjoyable after all, isn't it?


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