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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly 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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David R. Ellis

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John Heffernan (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Neville Flynn
Julianna Margulies ... Claire Miller
Nathan Phillips ... Sean Jones
Rachel Blanchard ... Mercedes
Flex Alexander ... Three G's
Kenan Thompson ... Troy
Keith Dallas Keith Dallas ... Big Leroy (as Keith [Blackman] Dallas)
Lin Shaye ... Grace
Bruce James ... Ken
Sunny Mabrey ... Tiffany
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Curtis
Daniel Hogarth Daniel Hogarth ... Tommy
Gerard Plunkett ... Paul
Terry Chen ... Chen Leong
Elsa Pataky ... Maria
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Storyline

While practicing motocross in Hawaii, Sean Jones witnesses the brutal murder of an important American prosecutor by the powerful mobster Eddie Kim. FBI agent Neville Flynn persuades him to testify against Eddie in Los Angeles. They board the red-eye Flight 121 of Pacific Air, occupying the entire first-class section. However, Eddie dispatches hundred of different species of snakes airborne with a time-operated device in the luggage to release the snakes into the flight with the intent of crashing the plane. Neville and the passengers must struggle with the snakes to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

At 30,000 feet, snakes aren't the deadliest thing on this plane. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anaconda 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,206,301, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$34,020,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,022,014
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of two films starring Samuel L. Jackson released in 2006 that had the word "snake" in the title, the other being Black Snake Moan (2006). See more »

Goofs

The aircraft shown is a Boeing 747-400. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States requires a ratio of one flight attendant for each 50 passenger seats on every flight. An aircraft of this type would usually have around 500 seats. This means there should be around 10 flight attendants, or more. However, only four are shown throughout the film. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

The DVD replaces a quick shot of a microwave closeup when the male flight attendant nukes a snake; instead of "popcorn," one button now reads "snake" (it appears to be a physical change and reshoot). This is not indicated anywhere on the DVD, nor is the original available, but the director confirms the change in a comment on snakesonablog.com. See more »

Connections

Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Dead Rails (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)
Written by Gabe Saporta (as G. Saporta), Sam Hollander (as S. Hollander), D. Katz & Travie McCoy (as T. McKoy)
Performed by Cobra Starship (with William Beckett, Travie McCoy (as Travis McCoy) and Maja Ivarsson)
William Beckett. appear courtesy of Fueled by Ramen Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
Travis McCoy appear courtesy of Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
Maja Ivarsson appear courtesy of Scratchie/New Line Records/Warner Sweden
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"Snakes on a Plane" is a fun experience
18 August 2006 | by Richard_LawsonSee 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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