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(At around forty-four minutes) When the male flight attendant puts the snake in the microwave, he can be seen hitting the "snake" preset button on that microwave, a somewhat unusual preset for a microwave.
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Contrary to popular belief, Samuel L. Jackson's agent insisted that the title be changed, because Jackson "couldn't" work on a film with such a title. When Jackson heard about all of this, he responded with the much cited comment, "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job. I read the title."
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In March 2006, New Line Cinema, due to massive fan interest on the Internet, allowed for a five day re-shoot to film new scenes to take the movie from PG-13 to an R-rated film (originally the film wrapped principal photography in September 2005). Among these additions is the Samuel L. Jackson character's line, "I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane", a line that originated in an anticipatory Internet parody of the movie.
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(At around one hour twenty-six minutes) The movie's line "I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" was voted as the #55 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.
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Most snakes were digitally created, because the real snakes did not move as much as the filmmakers wanted.
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Four hundred fifty snakes were used, including one twenty-two-foot-long Burmese Python.
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This film's title originated at an after-work happy hour among Hollywood colleagues to see who could come up with the most awful pitch for a movie. Producer Craig Berenson, who worked for DreamWorks at the time, gave his pitch for this movie based on a script called "Venom".
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(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.
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Snakes are often mistakenly referred to as "poisonous". However the correct term is "venomous". Poison is ingested whereas venom is injected.
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A live diamondback rattlesnake was found in a Phoenix, Arizona AMC theater during an August 2006 screening. Another rattler was found nearby in the parking lot.
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(At around one hour and eleven minutes) When Sean mentions how hot it is, Agent Flynn responds with "I'm from Tennessee, I hadn't noticed". Samuel L. Jackson is from Tennessee.
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South Pacific Air Lines no longer exists, but was re-created in a fictional sense for the film. The airline began service from Honolulu to Tahiti on April 2, 1960, and folded sometime thereafter.
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The poster design of snakes wrapped around a plane is a reference to the caduceus, which is often mistakenly used as the symbol for medicine in the US.
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The fake working title, that was written on the clappers, was "Anaconda 4".
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The filmmakers named the large Burmese python "Kitty".
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Shia LaBeouf was offered a role but turned it down.
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Julianna Margulies has stated that she's terrified of snakes in real life. In an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show in 2012, Ellen even tried to scare her with a fake snake.
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Ronny Yu was attached to direct, speaking enthusiastically about the project, but bowed out following budget disputes and "creative differences". He was replaced by David R. Ellis.
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The reporter near the beginning of the movie gives her name as Mi-Jung Lee. This person is actually Mi-Jung Lee, a news anchor with the CTV network in Vancouver, BC, where parts of the movie were filmed.
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The initial script for the film was one hundred twenty-two pages long, when David R. Ellis signed on to direct. After re-working the script, along with his Producing Director and Samuel L. Jackson, for more than four months, the script was narrowed down to one hundred three pages.
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In television airings of the movie, the often quoted line is changed to "I have had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane!" Ironically, Samuel L. Jackson later ended up fighting monkey type creatures in The Legend of Tarzan (2016) and Kong: Skull Island (2017).
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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).
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In 2013, an incident happened with EasyJet Airlines in the U.K., where a man had a snake on-board which panicked all of the passengers on the flight. However, the man later confirmed the snake was not venomous and it was safely removed from the flight.
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In Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000) Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Super Birthday Snake (2003), Meatwad names his snake "Nathan (Scott) Phillips". One of the lead actors in this snake-themed movie is Nathan Phillips.
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Darius Jackson was a stand in for Samuel L. Jackson.
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The film has several similarities with Final Destination (2000), like a plane-crash scenario. David R. Ellis, the director of the film also helmed two Final Destination films: Final Destination 2 (2003) and The Final Destination (2009).
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During some scenes, a background music similar to the famous Avengers theme can be heard, even though the film came out six years prior to The Avengers (2012). Also, several actors from the film appeared on the MCU: Samuel L. Jackson and Bobby Cannavale. Elsa Pataky is also the wife of Chris Hemsworth, who famously plays Thor in the MCU.
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This is Kenan Thompson's first or second R-rated that he co-stars in. Previously, was My Boss's Daughter. Even though the movie was PG-13, the DVD version had its own R rated release.
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It this movie has several connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Samuel L Jackson who plays Nick Fury in the MCU. Bobby Cannavale played Paxton in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018). Elsa Pataky is married to Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor in the MCU.
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Italian censorship visa # 100209 delivered on 29 September 2006.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Body count: Approximately 31, on-screen. (Plus twenty-nine snakes, one dog, and one cat.) When the FBI are contacted about an hour into the film, Agent Harris reports 50 fatalities.
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At about 1 hour 24 min, one of the options Agent Harris gives for Eddie's Kim execution is "lethal injection".
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