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

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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Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anaconda 3  »

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,069,608 (UK) (18 August 2006)


$34,014,398 (USA) (3 November 2006)

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Did You Know?


A live diamondback rattlesnake was found in a Phoenix, Arizona AMC theater during an August 2006 screening. Another rattler was found nearby in the parking lot. See more »


(at around 1h 4 mins) Controllers displays are not in color, do not show a compass ring around each target, and do not have an arrow pointing in the direction of travel. They also do not show the terrain as if looking at a map, but rather they have minimum safe sector altitude blocks that the aircraft are shown in. The display will also show the aircraft's ground speed displayed within the data block. See more »


[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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It's OK, But Just This Once!
Written and Performed by Gym Class Heroes
Courtesy of Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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You can't manufacture cult films
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

$25,000 Pyramid Clues: Deep Blue Sea. Tremors. Slither. Eight Legged Freaks.

Pyramid Category: Movies that were funnier and more thrilling than Snakes on a Plane.

Hell, with that definition I'd have to include the relatively harrowing journey of Ted and Elaine in Airplane! as superior to Snakes in both laughs and thrills.

The sad truth is that this isn't even close to the mother of all unintentionally intentional funny snake movies: Anaconda! Besides the never to be seen again casting of JLo-Cube-O.Wilson-Stoltz-Wuhrer in the same flick, you had Jon Voight pulling off the all-time cinematic heist. His final scene alone represents everything SOAP tried and failed to do as a "so-ludicrous-it's-fun" movie.

In the end, Snakes on a Plane is definitive proof that studio execs and fanboys make the worst collaborators possible. Every big scene had been discussed and dissected so much the last year, all that was left to amuse by opening night was the amount of fanboy flop-sweat that had to be mopped up at my theater. I heard more forced laughs here than at a studio taping for "According to Jim".

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