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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

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David R. Ellis

Writers:

John Heffernan (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Neville Flynn
Julianna Margulies ... Claire Miller
Nathan Phillips ... Sean Jones
Rachel Blanchard ... Mercedes
Flex Alexander ... Three G's
Kenan Thompson ... Troy
Keith Dallas Keith Dallas ... Big Leroy (as Keith [Blackman] Dallas)
Lin Shaye ... Grace
Bruce James ... Ken
Sunny Mabrey ... Tiffany
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Curtis
Daniel Hogarth Daniel Hogarth ... Tommy
Gerard Plunkett ... Paul
Terry Chen ... Chen Leong
Elsa Pataky ... Maria
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Storyline

While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. FBI agent Neville Flynn persuades him to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They board the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class section. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time-operated device in the luggage to release the snakes into the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers must struggle with the snakes to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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On August 18th Summer Really Begins See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequences of terror and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anaconda 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,850,000, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$34,020,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,022,014
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, Samuel L. Jackson's agent insisted that the title be changed, because Jackson "couldn't" work on a film with such a title. When Jackson heard about all of this, he responded with the much cited comment, "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job. I read the title." See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 27 mins) If the aircraft did in fact undergo catastrophic decompression as shown, the cabin air would go milky white for a few seconds. This is due to the reduced pressure in the atmosphere bringing the moisture in the cabin to a point where it is visible, like when opening a soda can and seeing a brief flash of visible vapor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel Hayes: [to Sean] Go, get outta here. Go!
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Crazy Credits

Film title appears with plane warning audio as end credits finish See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains some deleted scenes:
  • A scene where Mercedes talks to the newlywed couple in the airport.
  • The scene where Eddie Kim fights his opponent is prolonged.
  • A scene where you see all the passengers board the plane.
  • The dialog between Three Gs and Mercedes is prolonged.
  • More dialogs in the first meeting between Agent Flynn and Claire.
  • The attack on Mrs. Bova is prolonged.
  • A scene where Three Gs and Mercedes talk about a music video.
  • The newlywed woman complains that she never will have children.
  • A short scene between the newlyweds when they prepare to crash.
  • More dialog in the final scene between Flynn and Claire.
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Connections

Referenced in 2 Broke Girls: And the Rom-Commie (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ophidiophobia
Written by CeeLo Green (as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway), Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown (as Patrick "Sleepy" Brown) and Ray Murray
Performed by CeeLo Green (as Cee Lo Green)
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An Event you'll Remember, A Movie You'd Rather Forget
20 August 2006 | by sallyfifthSee all my reviews

The best review of the film portion of this movie is from the Onion AV Club. It sums up Sam Jackson's performance as "done on his lunchbreak while filming a lesser degrading film". And yet, he's the best dang part of the whole thing. What this movie needed was more of him vs. the Snakes which never reaches the insanity of a "Dead Alive" and instead fizzles out in one of the lamer endings in recent cinemadom. You get snakes, on a plane. And some great B- horror moments that'll make you laugh, but this is not a cult classic. Despite people's want for a cult classic here, it's far too normal for that. Instead check out the aforementioned "Dead alive" (aka Brain Dead) or Tsui Hark's hilariously straight "Knock Off" with Van Damm & Rob Schneider. THOSE were bad good flicks this is one is just ho-hum.

On the other hand, the audience is hot for Snakes. As stephanie from salon.com says, if you're going to see Snakes, do so now with the packed evening screenings. People throwing rubber snakes, reciting sam's line and making hissing noises throughout makes for theme park ride levels of fun.


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