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Snake & Mongoose (2013)

PG-13 | | Sport | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.

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Wayne Holloway
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Williams ... Don 'The Snake' Prudhomme
Richard Blake ... Tom 'Mongoose' McEwen
Ashley Hinshaw ... Lynn Prudhomme
Kim Shaw ... Judy McEwen
Noah Wyle ... Arthur Spear
Tim Blake Nelson ... Mike McAllister
Fred Dryer ... Ed Donovan
John Heard ... Wally Parks
Leonardo Nam ... Roland Leong
Ian Ziering ... Keith Black
Maxwell Perry Cotton ... Jamie (at 11)
Devin Brochu ... Tommy (at 13)
Julie Mond ... Wendy
Ken Medlock ... Mr. McWorter
Susan Traylor ... Mrs. McWorter
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The untold story of how Southern California drag racers, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history.

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Rated PG-13 for smoking throughout and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Wally Parks introduces "Paula" to Tom & Jamie McEwen she is played by NHRA driver Alexis DeJoria. See more »

Goofs

Multiple instances of the modern 3 amber bulb "Christmas Tree" shown, when during the time period this movie takes place (1958-1978), the 5 amber bulb "Tree" was used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Snake and Mongoose Chronicles: Episode 2 (2011) See more »

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I thought it was a pretty good racing movie
5 September 2014 | by stick500See all my reviews

I was a teen and really into drag racing back then so I certainly remember the Snake and Mongoose. With that being said I really enjoyed this movie even though it's obviously pretty low budget. As a race fan I really liked seeing how hard of a struggle it was for even the guys who were doing all the winning in those days like the Snake. And the way it was the Mongoose who pushed all the business deals and how the ideas came about was very interesting as well. And who knew McEwen was into making safety innovations as well!

Of course every second of the vintage racing films (which make up a good portion of the movie!) was a delight and spotting shots of Linda Vaughn and Jungle Pam an added bonus. The shots of the kids in real '70s clothes brought back lots of memories too.

So if you are at all into motorsports, or even if you simply bought the Snake and Mongoose matchboxes back then, it's certainly worth a guilty pleasure movie night!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,254, 11 August 2013

Gross USA:

$152,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,200
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