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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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

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Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the fright. See more »


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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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18 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Anaconda 3  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,069,608 (UK) (18 August 2006)

Gross:

$34,014,398 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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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 9 mins) The Snake Expert is looking on his laptop at the world's most deadliest snakes, but a picture of a Scarlet King snake can be seen mixed in with the other pictures. The Scarlet King Snake is not poisonous. (You can tell by the stripes clearly what kind of snake it is.) See more »

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

Before the credits, there is a quick flash of a open-mouthed snake ready to bite the camera. During the credits, Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!)" music video plays. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Silent Venom (2009) 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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Amusing title, Everyday movie, Suspicious voting behaviour
21 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What can I say? I'm a secret fan of 'over the top' action and horror films. Especially when it comes with a lot of lots of humour and innuendo, but I'm not a fan of Snake on a Plane.

There are three potential draws to this film: • The comedy of the situation; • The horror; and • The novelty of hundreds of snakes being of a plane.

Firstly, this film isn't written as a tongue-in-cheek horror or a comedy, and there are only 1 or 2 points in the film where you'll smile to yourself. If you want to get the feel of the film, the trailer genuinely represents the movie, a horror.

Secondly, if you're expecting a film full of action and shocks, you won't be disappointed. It doesn't stand out above other movies, but it always keeps your attention.

Thirdly, Although the novelty of Snakes of a Plane doesn't wear off, but you'll leave the cinema thinking "what was all the fuss about".

I know this movie has a high rating, but it doesn't add up. A) Many of the reviews where written before the film was released and, B) The breakdown of user ratings has a lot less variation than normal 77% of people rating the movie 10/10, with only 7% of people giving it 9/10 - Why such an enormous gap?


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