Snow Day

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Chris Koch
Production: Paramount Pictures
  4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.0
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
28%
PG
Year:
2000
89 min
Website
1,198 Views


(BOY) This is where it begins.

Two atoms of hydrogen bond with

a single atom of oxygen to form H20,

otherwise known as water.

Then, if all goes well, the

temperature drops below freezing,

the water crystallises

and a pretty brilliant thing happens.

lf you ask me, the miracle isn't how

each snowflake is perfectly formed.

The real winter miracle is

what can happen afterwards.

lt's called a ''snow day''.

lt's a day kids live for.

Schools close, roads disappear,

grown men weep.

My sister Natalie says

anything can happen on a snow day.

This is the story

of one of those days.

A day that changed the lives of me

and my family...forever.

(SPEAKS HAWAllAN)

ln Hawaiian that means,

"the hands tell a story".

And these hands are saying,

"happy sunny funtime" ,

as more warm weather wiggles its way

into our area. Back to you, Phyllis.

Hot weather, a hot body.

What more can you ask for?

Mahuuna aui!

Next a story of a man

who sued himself and won!

- "Mahuuna aui?"

- lt means kiss my butt.

- You were great.

- l'm a meteorologist, Tina.

Last time l checked,

meteorologists wore pants!

Last time l checked, we were number

three in a three station market.

Therefore, wear the skirt

or hit the bricks.

Tom, l know this is hard on your dignity,

but unless we beat Chad Symmonz...

..we're stuck.

Climb aboard as we dip down

underneath the clouds

for our exclusive Channel 1 0

3-D Dopeler radar.

lt's Doppler radar, you moron.

From top to the bottom,

from the side to the side.

lf you wanna wear pants,

get Symmonz's ratings.

Take a look at that.

Right here in Syracuse

we're gonna be rockin' the old Casbah

with...woah...sixty degrees.

We were in the middle of one of

those freakishly warm winters

that are pretty popular among...

well, freaks.

Oh, yeah.

Meet Principal Ken Weaver,

the man who was number one

on every kid's winter hit parade.

Man-oh-man of La Mancha!

You hit Principal Weaver!

ls that the best you got? ls it?

Well, how about this?

# Oh, there's no snow for you

Oh, there's no snow for you

# Nothing but blue skies for me.

Are you going to school... #

Guy's getting way too cocky.

Look, he's rubbing our faces in it.

l'm an isosceles triangle!

Big target! Come on!

That clam dip's gotta learn that

winter's not over until we say it's over.

Quick, let's reload.

This man's asking for it.

That's it from last year's stash.

l guess we're out until it snows again.

lf it snows.

lt'll snow.

While my sister Natalie worried about

the fate of an entire season,

l had my mind on

more important things.

Her name was Claire Bonner.

Was l obsessed?

Let's say l know the exact number

of times she blinks per minute.

lnteresting.

That dive told me that

she's looking for a new love in her life.

You know, someone bold, fresh...sexy.

Hal, Claire Bonner wouldn't spit on you

if your hair was on fire.

To people like her,

people like you are invisible.

So you guys think l'm invisible?

Then, l guess she won't see me

when l do this.

All right, so l'm invisible.

The day will come when Claire will see

what she's been missing.

She saw what she was missing.

Me, Hal Brandston, Mr Smooth.

My original idea was to stay

underwater until l died,

but luckily the deep end

had other plans for me.

lt was destiny.

Dude, give her the bracelet.

This is your big chance.

l'm just waiting for the right moment.

Hey, babe. Hop in,

everyone's waiting for us at the diner.

- Go away.

- Claire bear.

You don't return my calls.

You won't talk to me.

- l needed some time to think.

- What is there to think about?

You're Claire Bonner and l'm Chuck

Wheeler. America's dream team.

Not any more.

What are you looking at?!

You have defied the mighty Meltar

for the last time.

Prepare to taste

the flame of justice, Freon.

How many times must l tell you?

lt's Doctor Freon! Doctor!

- Natalie?

- Hey, Fangor.

You came just in time. Glad you're here!

What have l told you about

playing with these? They're collectibles.

lt would seem that your brother

is something of a Nimrod, is he not?

- That's enough from you, Mr Freon.

- That's Doctor Freon. Doctor.

Seriously,

hands off the merchandise, okay?

lf l'm gonna sell these,

l've got to keep them mint.

- Sell them? You can't split us up.

- Teams split up all the time. lt happens.

- Who will defend the universe?

- The universe will be just fine.

No, it won't .

- Dad, is it ever gonna snow?

- Aw...

l don't know, sweetheart.

lt's been tough lately.

- Last year it was El Nio, this year...

- El Sucko.

El Sucko, yeah.

Randall, is that the way

we eat soup in this house?

No, l'm sorry.

He wants to swim with the sharks,

he's gonna lose a little blood.

Yes, l know that's what...

l gotta go.

l know, l'm late again. l'm sorry.

- l'm a terrible mother, l know.

- Right again.

But l know that in your hearts

you'll find a way to forgive me.

And you are?

- Randy, call security!

- Yes, sir.

That's funny. Very funny.

- So, what did l miss?

- l can fit my fist in my mouth.

- Show Mum.

- Wow.

That's dandy, honey.

That's wonderful! That's cool.

(CELLPHONE RlNGS )

This dollar is yours if you let it ring.

Please. Easiest buck

l ever made in my life.

Oh, brother.

(PHONE STlLL RlNGlNG )

- So, how was everybody's day?

- Good.

l'll be back in just a second! Talk to me.

l guess that phone call

must've been important.

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