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Perry Malinowski
Perry Malinowski
Portrayed By
First Seen
Last Seen
Final Destination 3 (on screen)
Final Destination 5 (Closing credits)
Full Name
Perry Malinowski
Also Known As
McKinley, Pennsylvania
Hair Colour
Eye Colour
110 lbs.
Cause of Death
Impaled through the chest by a flagpole
High school student
Julie Christensen-Best friend; Unknown
Amber Regan-Best friend

You have to tell me who was sitting next to you on the roller coaster! Who?! She's next!

Wendy, to Julie about the next person (Perry).

Perry Malinowski is a survivor of the Devil's Flight roller coaster derailment in Final Destination 3.

Perry is the sixth survivor to die.


Perry lived in McKinley, Pennsylvania, and attended McKinley High School. She was friends with Julie Christensen and Amber Regan. She is shown to be a quiet, non-spoken person. Perry is of mixed Polish and an unknown Asian descent.

Final Destination 3

Perry and her friends

Perry and Julie watching Wendy being drench in the rain.

visit the carnival for McKinley's grad night (despite being sophomores themselves) and board the Devil's Flight Roller coaster.

Perry at the funeral

Before the ride starts Wendy has a premonition that the ride will crash. When she panics a fight breaks out and several people leave the ride, including Perry and Julie. Moments later the ride crashes as Wendy predicted, killing the remaining passengers on board. Perry is later seen at school signing yearbooks with Julie and Amber. She also attends the funeral for Ashley and Ashlyn, and later attend McKinley's tricentennial fair.


After Julie is almost killed by a horse, Perry and Amber rush to comfort her. Wendy rushes over as well and demands to know who sat next to her on the roller coaster, because they are next on Death's list. Perry looks at the others in horror, and slowly stands up realizing that she is next.

A flagpole is launched towards Perry's direction, impaling her.

Suddenly the horse, who has been tied to a flag pole is frightened by the fireworks and runs off again, breaking the flagpole in half and launched it into the air. As Perry stands up, the flagpole impales her through her chest, spraying her blood all over her friends and killing her instantly. After she falls forward, her body slowly slides down the bloody flagpole.



Final Destination 3 - Perry's Death-0

  • The flag that impales her reads LIBERTY OR DEATH.

    Perry and Julie's picture with the clues to show how they die.

  • In the picture Wendy took of Julie and Perry on the night of the accident, an American flag can be seen behind Perry in the background.
  • Also in the picture a horse is seen on a merry-go-round in the background. It looks like the horse that caused Perry's death and nearly killed Julie.
  • In the picture as well, the horse has a pole through it, foreshadowing Perry's fate.
  • In the opening credits, there is an image of a sword swallower. They're making the same jerking head move as Perry does during her death.


  • Perry's death appears in the opening sequence of The Final Destination showing the the flagpole that impaled her.
  • Perry is the only survivor in the movie franchise whose race is other than African-American or Caucasian. (In this case, Asian)
  • Perry is the only character to die that doesn't speak at all in the film, the only sounds she makes are a scream when she falls from the rollercoaster. Ironically, it seemed as though she was going to say something shortly before her death.
  • She, along with Julie, went through most fashion changes in the film. Having a short twin ponytail when Wendy took her picture, unknown haircut while wearin

    Perry's impalement in the skeletal version of The Final Destination.

    g hoods, medium-length straight hair with small bun (similar to Julie) at Ashley's and Ashlyn's funeral, and long hair with long bun at the Tricentennial.
  • There is a mistake in the film when Perry dies, many people in the background just stare at the camera and in the next shot are all gone or running.
  • Perry is one of the least regonizable characters in the franchise due to her not speaking at all and very quick and forgettable death scene.
Final Destination 3
Devil's Flight | Train 081
Wendy Christensen | Kevin Fischer | Perry Malinowski | Julie Christensen | Erin Ulmer | Ian McKinley | Lewis Romero | Frankie Cheeks | Ashlyn Halperin | Ashley Freund
Jason Wise | Carrie Dreyer | Bob | Elle Dana | Jill | Marcus | Scott
Stacy Kobayashi | Veronica | Amber Regan | Ethan | Harry | Ride Attendant | Mr. Christensen | Mrs. Christensen | Yuri | Minister | Jason Wise's brother | Mr. Fischer | Officar Clark | Officar Polanski | Ben Franklin | Payton | Kahill | Laura | Sean | Bludworth | Norman Goldstein
McKinley, Pennsylvania | McKinley Park | High Dive | McKinley High School | Phoenix Tanning Company | Andy's | Build it | McKinley Tri-Centennial