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Snake and Mongoose (2013)

PG-13 | | Sport | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.

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Don 'The Snake' Prudomme
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Mike McAllister
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The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.

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Rated PG-13 for smoking throughout and some language | See all certifications »

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$12,089 (USA) (16 August 2013)

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$152,200 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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(CAMEO) Midway through the film when the Snake and Mongoose pull up to the pits of a race track, they are greeted by two security guards who tell them they can park anywhere. The two security guards are played by the real-life "Snake" and the real-life "Mongoose". See more »

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Multiple instances of the modern 3 amber bulb "Christmas Tree" shown, when during the time period this movie takes place (1958-1978), the 5 amber bulb "Tree" was used. See more »

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Referenced in The Snake and Mongoose Chronicles: Episode 2 (2011) See more »

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Better then I expected and the fact that real footage was used really made the movie that much better.
7 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"What you have in your office right here is the biggest draw in racing." In the 1970's the NHRA drag racing circuit was just starting to grow. The two biggest stars Don "The Snake" Proudhomme (Williams) and Tom "Mongoose" McEwen decide to join together and form a partnership. This partnership leads to a sponsorship with Hot Wheels as well as taking the sport to new heights. But like most things the rivalry on the track leads to tension off. I have stated before that I am not a big car racing fan, real life or movies. I wasn't a fan of Days of Thunder but I did think Rush was OK. This one is more along the lines of Rush. This one deals with the off the track aspect rather then the actual on track racing. The acting is OK but the thing that really helps the movie is the fact that it used actual race footage during the scenes, rather then the cheesy recreations most often used. Again though racing fans will really like this, but for people like me, I thought it was OK but nothing I'd watch again. Overall, better then I expected and the fact that real footage was used really made the movie that much better. I give this a B.


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