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[[caption-width-right:298:By the look of this poster, you would swear [[CoversAlwaysLie Chevy Chase's character is one of the bad guys.]]]]
''Snow Day'' is a 2000 Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} movie about... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a snow day.]] Or, more specifically, the crazy events that happen on one particular snow day. It was written by Creator/WillMcRobbAndChrisViscardi.

Website/{{IMDb}} describes the plot as this: "When an entire town in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState upstate New York]] is [[SnowedIn 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 [[SitcomArchNemesis a rival meteorologist]] for weather coverage of the day's events."

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!!Tropes in this movie include:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: That principal is one big moving target for all those kids.
* AdultsAreUseless: This ''is'' a kids movie after all.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: Natalie
* ButtMonkey: Just about everyone in the movie at one point, but most consistently, Principal Weaver, and Tom Brandston.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lane
** "It's like...Clairestock"
** StepfordSnarker: Throughout the movie, Lane constantly criticizes Hal's efforts to win Claire's affections by making sarcastic remarks about his plans to win over Claire. However, it's clear she's only doing this because she's bitter that Hal doesn't feel the same way about her as she does about him.
* CanadaEh: Despite being set in upstate New York, much of this movie was actually filmed in Alberta, Canada. You know, 'cause they got lots of snow up in Canada.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Welcome to the Chuck Whealer House of Pain!"
* ChainOfDeals: After the kids kidnapped the antagonist Snowplower's pet bird, he takes one of their friends hostage. They agree to meet someplace in order to give back the hostages, but nobody can agree on who to release first...
--> "The bird!"
--> "The Wayne!"
--> "The bird!"
--> "The Wayne!"...
* ChekhovsGun: At first, it seems as if the jelly-filled snownut was enough to actually take out Snowplow Man... until he regains consciousness.
* ComicTrio: Natalie (Moe), Chet (Larry), and Wayne (Curly).
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: Natalie sees Hal this way, most of the time.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Oh, Hal.
* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas: Well, not exactly a White Christmas, but just snow for Natalie.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Tom is the father working as an unsuccessful meteorologist at a local news station, Laura is the workaholic mother who is out of touch with her kids, Hal is the lovestruck and lovesick older brother who obsessively fawns over a girl he barely knows, Natalie is the feisty and adventurous younger sister who wants to save the world (one snow day at a time), and Randy is the bratty baby brother who could really use some ritalin (either that, or a stun gun as Laura's coworker Wynonna points out). They do mature over the course of the day, however.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Lampshaded with Snowplow Man:
--->'''Laura:''' Oh, you must be the guy that the kids all call "Snowplow Man".\\
'''Snowplow Man:''' Yeah, well, the kids have a lot of different names for me. [[SomeCallMeTim You can call me Roger]].
* {{Expy}}: Written by the creators of ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' as a potential feature film for the series, it instead got re-tooled as a standalone film yet fans of the show can clearly see who in the film is the spiritual successor to the characters on the show.
* FirstGirlWins
* GenreSavvy:
** Snowplow Man inverts this and averts it at the same time - he sees past Wayne playing dead with ketchup all over his coat, yet it still offers him a distraction for him to dip the fries he's eating into the ketchup, while Natalie tries to swipe the keys from his plow, and Chet defaces it.
** During the snowmobile chase between Hal and Chuck and his goonies, one of the goonies tries to yank Hal off his snowmobile, while Chuck exclaims, "Man, I ''love'' this part!"
* ImagineSpot: Natalie may or may not have one, in which Hal's action figures come to life and convince her to continue with her efforts to defeat Snowplow Man.
* {{Jerkass}}: Chuck Whealer.
* LocalHangout: For the older kids, it's the local diner; Claire and her clique even have their own table at the front window.
* MsFanservice: Claire. Half of the movie she is wearing a red swimsuit. In the middle of an upstate New York winter. Why? Because she's a diver.
* UsefulNotes/NewYorkState
* ObliviousToLove: Hal in regards to his best friend. She eventually calls him out for ignoring her in favor of Claire.
* PlotThreads:
** First, we have Natalie, Chet, and Wayne, plotting to take Snowplow Man out of action, so that the kids of the neighborhood can obtain that coveted ''second'' snow day that they've never had before.
** Hal and his obsession over Claire, as he spends much of the entire movie pursuing her since her breakup with her popular boyfriend, Chuck; all the while, poor Lane is dragged around everywhere he follows her.
** Tom desperately trying to prove himself to be a serious TV meteorologist, despite working for a struggling station that makes him wear ridiculous outfits for his forecasts in an attempt to boost ratings, because Chad Simmons of a rival network has the number one rating in town.
** Laura being a workaholic mother who's out-of-touch with her family, and it's actually somehow the snow day that brings her back closer to her family, such as engaging in a snowball fight with Randy.
** Principal Weaver constantly being pelted by a barrage of snowballs that seem to come out of nowhere; more of a RunningGag than anything.
* ProductPlacement: Chuck drives a Mustang, The Snow Plow Man destroys a car made by Plymouth, Randy fills a Puma shoe with ice, a Pepsi clock is seen in the background of the diner the teens hang out at in a lot of scenes, Hal mentions that Claire's favorite gum is Watermelon Bubblicious, and the kids play a Rugrats video game in their snow fort.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: The kids are seen as the good guys as they are awarded for their selfish desire to want another snow day by getting another snow day even though they tied up the snow plow man, left him for dead, and stole his truck in order to get their second snow day.
** Hal, as he is pretty much a stalker, and, yet, were supposed to see him as a charming {{Adorkable}} guy who will learn that his real soulmate is his best friend, Lane, and not Claire, even though he acts like a villain in a Creator/{{Lifetime}} movie half the time (i.e. getting Claire's bracelet and sniffing it). It doesn't help that he narrates the movie.
* RunningGag: The jerk principal being pelted by a never-ending barrage of snowballs that come out of nowhere. For the entire day.
* SnowedIn: Taken to the logical extremes, but not extreme enough to keep people outside.
* StalkerWithACrush: Hal. He admits to counting the amount of times Claire blinks per second, he knows a lot about a girl he barely knows, He sniffs her whale bracelet when he gets a hold of it, and he has many behaviors that could count as downright stalking.
* StalkingIsLove: When Hal, who she barely knows, tells Claire on the news that he knows everything about her, Claire doesn't find it creepy-she finds it romantic.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Just about everybody in this movie seems to love their french fries.
* TreehouseOfFun: More like Natalie, Chet, and Wayne's snowfort of awesomeness.
* WroteTheBook:
---> '''Principal Weaver:''' You kids wanna play rough? ''I'' invented rough!
* YouMakeMeSic: "It's pronounced DOPP-ler radar, you moron".
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