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Snake & 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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Ed Donovan
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Jamie (at 11)
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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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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Змия и мангуста  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,089, 16 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,200, 29 September 2013
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Trivia

(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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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Better than Its Receipts Would Indicate
15 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Man, this poor movie stunk up the box office. Too bad, it was an excellent, and dare I say it? - family friendly film. I remember buying the Hot Wheels cars, I remember Snake vs. Mongoose on Wide World of Sports, and I immensely enjoyed the more or less true story about the friends, rivals, and ultimately friends again pair who helped take racing to a higher level.

Not too many big names here, John Heard has a minor role, Noah Wyle has a bigger one, but the low-lying stars, Richard Blake and Jesse Williams, and also the delightfully unassuming Ashley Hinshaw as Lynn Prudhomme, will take you back to the 70's, when gas was cheap, cars were fast, and people sadly died when things went wrong with forward-engine top fuel dragsters.

Give this nice film a try.


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