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Silent Venom (2009)

Deep in the jungle of a remote island in the Pacific lives a new breed of mutant snake. Dr. Andrea Swanson and her research assistant Jake have been studying the species in a top secret ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill
Dr. Andrea Swanson
Jake Goldin
Eddie Boudreau
Lt. Comdr. Houston Davies
Major Drake - US Army
Ensign Richard Kelso
Capt. Rogers
Officer Lozano
Sailor Rhodes
Sailor Wilson
Secretary of the Navy


Deep in the jungle of a remote island in the Pacific lives a new breed of mutant snake. Dr. Andrea Swanson and her research assistant Jake have been studying the species in a top secret military experiment to develop the ultimate anti-toxin. But when tensions rise with the Chinese military, Admiral Bradley Wallace quickly evacuates the island. The only way home is an old, decommissioned submarine on its final voyage to its new home in Taiwan. Wallace decides to put Lt. Commander James O'Neill at the helm, a hardened pro facing forced retirement... and he is less than pleased to be "babysitting" his two new guests. But they're not alone. Andrea was ordered to bring some of the experimental snakes back to the mainland - and worse, Jake has smuggled some of the deadlier mutated snakes on board, including a giant diamondback. When a Chinese vessel attacks the sub, the vicious creatures are released from their secure containers and begin to stalk the crew members one by one. Trapped two ... Written by Anonymous

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2 June 2009 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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The Submarine first shown is a Attack Class 646 type boat tied up at a dock. Then they showed a second submarine underway..a Missile Submarine called a boomer. See more »


When O'Neill is given his mission at the start of the movie, he is wearing aviator wings instead of a submariner's "dolphins" qualification badge above his ribbons. When O'Neill reports aboard the sub, he's wearing the dolphins, but on his shirt pocket flap instead of where they belong, above the same pocket. See more »


[last lines]
Loading supervisor: Commander James O'Neill?
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill: That's right.
Loading supervisor: You're on the transport to Pearl?
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill: Yes.
Loading supervisor: You're cleared to board, sir.
Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill: Thank you.
Loading supervisor: Alright, come on, hurry up. Let's get that thing loaded on the plane.
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References Snakes on a Plane (2006) See more »

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Rub a dub dub, snakes on a sub
31 January 2010 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

Intentional camp, and fun enough for a good laugh. Snakes have gotten tired of planes, trains, and automobiles, so now they set sail under the sea. It's up periscope, finance a film budget of $49, and bon voyage.

"Captain, we have snakes on board." Oh really? Perhaps that means the rubber toys that vaguely resemble snakes. Also, some hilariously cheap CGI serpents that move more like video game cartoon characters than a snake. Shots of them slithering around aimlessly on the floor with no actors anywhere around pop up once in a while; this may be inserted stock footage of real ones in a glass case. The actors trying to look scared of these blue screen and/or rubber beasties is priceless. One scene has a guy gingerly lifting a the rubber toys off of an imperiled person, then hurls it wildly lol.

It's all a government conspiracy; astonishing. Some evil guy sends a scientist on board to covertly transport genetically engineered snakes for military use (neglecting to inform the crew of the hissing cargo, of course). Maybe it's the DNA mutation that makes them look so fake, and lazily hang out doing nothing like they've been drugged. Anyway, things progress exactly as expected, in the ludicrous fashion that's expected.

Turn off the brain before watching.

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