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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Neville Flynn
... Claire Miller
... Sean Jones
... Mercedes
... Three G's
... Troy
... Big Leroy (as Keith [Blackman] Dallas)
... Grace
... Ken
... Tiffany
Casey Dubois ... Curtis
Daniel Hogarth ... Tommy
... Paul
... Chen Leong
... Maria
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While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. He is protected and persuaded by the FBI agent Neville Flynn to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They embark in the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time operated device in the luggage to release the snakes in the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers have to struggle with the snakes to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and drug use, and intense sequences of terror and violence | See all certifications »

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18 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,206,301, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,020,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,001,200
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Trivia

(at around 1 hour 11 minutes) When Sean mentions how hot it is, Agent Flynn responds with "I'm from Tennessee, I hadn't noticed". Samuel L. Jackson is actually from Tennessee. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) When the aircraft loses power, the cabin is shown to go completely dark. This would not happen as these size aircraft have emergency lighting in the cabin and on the flight deck which is activated by the loss of normal aircraft electrical power. They are self contained battery types, they come on automatically and remain activated until turned off by the crew, and there are numerous independent sections of them on an aircraft. See more »

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[first lines]
Daniel Hayes: [to Sean] Go, get outta here. Go!
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits, there is a quick flash of a open-mouthed snake ready to bite the camera. During the credits, Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!)" music video plays. See more »

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Henehene Kou'aka
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Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (as Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole)
Courtesy of The Mountain Apple Company
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"Snakes on a Plane" is a fun experience
18 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I'm calling this an "experience" rather than a "review", because a review wouldn't really encapsulate how enjoyable this movie is. If I was forced to review the movie, I'd talk about how slow it is in the beginning, how although some of the dialog is witty quite a lot of it is hackneyed (a scene with SLJ telling JM to "Be strong" was especially cringe-worthy), and the climax didn't have a lot of tension and was a bit disappointing. Five stars out of ten sounds about right, and is perhaps a bit generous.

But I came out of the movie with a smile on my face, because it was fun. The audience was really, really into it. When the title of the movie appeared, everyone cheered (I haven't seen that happen in a movie theater since Episode 1). Every over-the-top "death by snake" was cheered and applauded. The people who were going to die were fairly easily identified, and people eagerly awaited their death scenes. (In a nod to the movie writers, I expected one character to die for being a complete jerk, and they surprised me by having that character survive.) And, as could be expected, when SLJ delivers his much-discussed line towards the end of the film, the audience cheered throughout its entire delivery. I laughed; it was just fun to listen to the audience.

This is not a movie you download via BitTorrent. This is not a movie you watch on cable, or rent via DVD. This is a movie you watch in a crowded movie theater. Because only then will it be fun; only then will the energy of the movie and the audience make the experience worthwhile.


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