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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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Lynn Prudhomme
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Don 'The Snake' Prudomme
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Arthur Spear
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Mike McAllister
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Keith Black
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Kelly
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Wally Parks
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Thomas Greer
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Lori
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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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References The Snake and Mongoose Chronicles: Episode 1 (2011) See more »

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Disappointingly Terrible
25 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a good story back here, and they put a lot of effort into filming it well: period look is pretty solid, got access to some amazing cars, dressed the tracks and even got RVs and the ancillaries (shops, homes, etc) to look really good. The stock footage works pretty well, even.

But that's it. It's not paced at all, just a series of vignettes, with captions so you know who is being raced. It's terribly written, and not just in detail but in concept. Every scene is expository, nothing feels organic, like it is actually happening in the real world.

Filming is terrible, and jerks between horribly static telenovela quality and stupidity like the camera being tilted sideways during absolutely boring scenes.

And the acting, oh the terrible acting is terrible. Really, really hard to watch this movie.


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