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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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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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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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Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Anaconda 3  »

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,069,608 (UK) (18 August 2006)


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

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Most snakes were digitally created because the real snakes did not move as much as the filmmakers wanted. See more »


When Sean asks the other passengers to block the stairs from the snakes they start unloading lots of bags from the overhead compartments although the top floor of the plane was originally empty except for the two agents and Sean. See more »


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