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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  18 August 2006 (USA)
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An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and poisonous 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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At 30,000 feet, snakes aren't the deadliest thing on this plane. 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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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,764 (Chile) (10 November 2006)

Gross:

$18,764 (Chile) (10 November 2006)
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Trivia

The snakes in this film would be more likely to attack each other then humans. Would not deliver a fatal dose of venom and most likely would give a dry bite if they did bite instead of just hide. See more »

Goofs

The controllers use the phrase "nineteen-thousand feet". This is incorrect as any altitude starting at eighteen thousand feet is referred to as a "Flight level". Thus he would say "Flight level one-niner-zero". Flight levels are used at these altitudes to eliminate altimeter differences due to local barometric pressure setting changes. See more »

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[first lines]
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 »

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Referenced in The Middle: Hecks on a Plane (2011) See more »

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Snakes on the Brain
Written by Jonathan Snipes and Brian Miller
Performed by Captain Ahab
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Very little to offer those not of the cult following.
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the 10p.m. showing and I must say that this movie was nothing special. Although I did not leave the theater wanting my time back (as I don't actually pay for movies anymore) I didn't really find any redeeming qualities.

There were a few lines and such that made me chuckle, but mostly the film seemed to consist of rampant fan service to the younger (in mind more than age as this film is rated R) male audience. The fan service seemed out of place and rather distracting as well. I know you all want to hear Samuel L. say his infamous line, but let's be honest, it's a whole lot of hype for very little pay off. The only truly horrible part of the film was the CG, which looked very digitized and did not mesh well with the live action on the screen.

Now I am a reasonable man, I knew going into the theater that I wasn't going to be seeing "Casablanka," and I am at least thankful that this film is an original (albiet inane) idea and not some re-make or franchise spin off. However to be honest, if you are not a part of the cult following you are probably better off spending your money elsewhere and seeing the film either in a second run theater in a few weeks or renting it in a few months.


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