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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

(CAMEO) Midway through the film when the Snake and Mongoose pull up to the pits of a race track, they are greeted by two security guards who tell them they can park anywhere. The two security guards are played by the real-life "Snake" and the real-life "Mongoose". 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

References The Snake and Mongoose Chronicles: Episode 1 (2011) See more »

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I'm a huge, lifelong, drag racing fan
27 March 2014 | by netflixrySee all my reviews

Let me first start by saying I am a huge drag racing fan, and have been my entire life. Drag racing is in fact the only sport I follow. I'm also a movie fanatic, and know a good film when I see one. I couldn't wait to see this movie. I grew up watching a lot of their story unfold, so the old footage used in the film was a real treat. Unfortunately, that was the only treat in this God awful excuse for a movie. It was literally one of the worst movies I've ever seen. How it is currently rating over a 3 on IMDb, is as perplexing as how this fiasco ever made it to print in the first place. It was poorly written, poorly directed, and horribly acted. I've read the other reviews on here, and it's clear the reviewers are drag racing fans, and writing their glowing reviews based solely on nostalgia, and some sense of loyalty to the sport of drag racing, rather than on the actual merits of the film.

Yes, this film made me nostalgic for the old school rails and funny cars, but that doesn't make up for such a failed attempt at entertainment. I couldn't be more disappointed, mostly because the stories of these heroes of drag racing were horribly represented. Watching this movie was a lot like watching an old episode of the Threes Company. Yes, it's cool to see what use to be, but still painfully un-entertaining to watch. The only other redeeming quality was watching Ron Capps' cameo, with him awkwardly standing by as a statue of Lou Baney, and Alexis DeJoria's two second speaking cameo, actually not too bad as the ancillary character Paula.

If you love drag racing, then see the movie for the cool old footage, but be warned, you'll probably end up as disappointed as I was. If you're not a die hard drag racing fan, you'll probably just skip straight to the disappointment part.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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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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