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The phrase "snakes in the cockpit", which is said in the film, is used by pilots in reference to the high number of complex tasks they have to accomplish.
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In March 2006 New Line Cinema, due to massive fan interest on the Internet, allowed for a 5 day re-shoot to film new scenes to take the movie from PG-13 to a R-rated film (originally the film wrapped principal photography in September 2005). Among these additions is the Samuel L. Jackson character's line, "I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane," a line that originated in an anticipatory Internet parody of the movie.
When the male flight attendant puts the snake in the microwave, he can be seen hitting the 'snake' preset button on that microwave - a somewhat unusual preset for a microwave.
450 snakes were used including one 22-foot-long Burmese python.
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."
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.
The movie's line "I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" was voted as the #55 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
Most snakes were digitally created because the real snakes did not move as much as the filmmakers wanted.
This film's title originated at an after-work happy hour among Hollywood colleagues to see who could come up with the most awful pitch for a movie. Producer Craig Berenson, who worked for DreamWorks at the time, gave his pitch for this movie based on a script called "Venom."
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.
When Sean mentions how hot it is, Agent Flynn responds with "I'm from Tennessee, I hadn't noticed". Samuel L. Jackson is actually from Tennessee.
Shia LaBeouf was offered a role but turned it down.
In Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000) {Super Birthday Snake (#3.1)}, made long before this movie, Meatwad names his snake Nathan [Scott] Phillips; one of the lead actors in this snake-themed movie is Nathan Phillips.
One of two films starring Samuel L. Jackson released in 2006 that had the word "snake" in the title, the other being Black Snake Moan (2006).
The filmmakers named the large Burmese python "Kitty".
The fake working title that was written on the clappers was Anaconda 3.
The initial script for the film was 122 pages long when director David R. Ellis signed on to direct the film. After reworking the script along with his producing director and Samuel L. Jackson for more than four months, the script was narrowed down to 103 pages.
Ronny Yu was attached to direct, speaking enthusiastically about the project, but bowed out following budget disputes and "creative differences". He was replaced by David R. Ellis.
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Body count: 31. (Plus 29 snakes, one dog and one cat.)

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