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Snake Tales (2000)

A woman who accidentally runs over and kills an endangered snake is put on trial by a misogynist judge. She then tries to save herself by spinning an impossibly tall, "Arabian Nights"-esque... See full summary »

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Francesca Talenti
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Blackwell ... Uncle Dick
Janine de Luna-Azul Janine de Luna-Azul ... Ruby (court clerk)
Mardi DeLong Mardi DeLong ... Young Mel
Michele Deradune ... Mel
Fred Ellis Fred Ellis ... Roy O. Stalk
Kim Garcia Kim Garcia ... Young Rita
Irene Gonzales Irene Gonzales ... Rita Pardo
Lori Heuring ... Penelope
Valerie Holt Valerie Holt ... Young Edna May
Kingsly Martin Kingsly Martin ... Hippie Lawyer
Eduardo N. Martinez ... Jose (as Eddie Martinez)
Gabriel R. Martinez ... Manuel Pardo
Alan McKendree Alan McKendree ... Slim
Jill Parker-Jones Jill Parker-Jones ... Edna May
Rupert Reyes ... Luis Pardo
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A woman who accidentally runs over and kills an endangered snake is put on trial by a misogynist judge. She then tries to save herself by spinning an impossibly tall, "Arabian Nights"-esque tale of gossip and intrigue that eventually involves everyone in their small town. Written by Chicago movie guide

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bastrop, Texas, USA See more »

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Dick: Sweetness in the night. It passes. Light chocolate melting on the tongue.
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New age values and beliefs hit small town in Texas -- funny, smart and unique
19 January 2014 | by avocadessSee all my reviews

So glad the episodes are linked on YouTube -- making it easy breezy to watch the whole movie without searching for the next piece! I feel it is like this film is a time capsule -- showing how the "new age" came into small town America, esp. on a sexual level (and quite a bit on the spiritual level as well, considering the blue lady and all). I enjoy a lot of the characters in the film, which was obviously put together with a great sense of humor.

The most unique thing in the movie to me was the puzzle component -- of putting pieces together for a surprise ending. Somehow it was very different from any other puzzle/mystery movie I have ever seen. This movie did extremely well, considering its very low budget. It truly is an independent film. I would love to see what this director can do with a movie-sized budget in the future.


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