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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An FBI 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.

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

John Heffernan (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2,532 ( 72)
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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


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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Trivia

(At around one hour and twenty-six minutes) The phrase "snakes in the cockpit", which is said in the film, is used by pilots in reference to the high number of complex tasks they have to accomplish. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 3 mins) The controllers use the phrase "nineteen-thousand feet". This is incorrect as any altitude starting at eighteen thousand feet is referred to as a "Flight level". Thus he would say "Flight level one-niner-zero". Flight levels are used at these altitudes to eliminate altimeter differences due to local barometric pressure setting changes. See more »

Quotes

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

Film title appears with plane warning audio as end credits finish See more »

Alternate Versions

In the "world broadcast television premiere" on the FX network, the infamous "Enough is enough!..." line had to be edited, but just deleting the profanity lessened the intensity of the moment. FX opted to dub over the offending adjectives, so viewers heard, "I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #4.7 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

It's OK, But Just This Once!
Written and Performed by Gym Class Heroes
Courtesy of Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Amusing title, Everyday movie, Suspicious voting behaviour
21 August 2006 | by juslisteningSee all my reviews

What can I say? I'm a secret fan of 'over the top' action and horror films. Especially when it comes with a lot of lots of humour and innuendo, but I'm not a fan of Snake on a Plane.

There are three potential draws to this film: • The comedy of the situation; • The horror; and • The novelty of hundreds of snakes being of a plane.

Firstly, this film isn't written as a tongue-in-cheek horror or a comedy, and there are only 1 or 2 points in the film where you'll smile to yourself. If you want to get the feel of the film, the trailer genuinely represents the movie, a horror.

Secondly, if you're expecting a film full of action and shocks, you won't be disappointed. It doesn't stand out above other movies, but it always keeps your attention.

Thirdly, Although the novelty of Snakes of a Plane doesn't wear off, but you'll leave the cinema thinking "what was all the fuss about".

I know this movie has a high rating, but it doesn't add up. A) Many of the reviews where written before the film was released and, B) The breakdown of user ratings has a lot less variation than normal 77% of people rating the movie 10/10, with only 7% of people giving it 9/10 - Why such an enormous gap?


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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:

$13,850,000, 20 August 2006

Gross USA:

$34,020,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,022,014
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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