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Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler ()


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If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer not the bomber) who in 1984, on a single quarter... See more »

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Tim McVey ...
Himself
Dwayne Richard ...
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Enrico Zanetti ...
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Tina McVey ...
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Tom Asaki ...
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Mark Hoff ...
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Walter Day ...
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Joe Ulowetz ...
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John Jaugilas ...
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Mike Currence ...
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Gene Lewin ...
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Sherry Modrack ...
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Foster Van Schaick ...
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Randy Paris ...
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Lou Dodge ...
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Silvia Zanetti ...
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Alberto Zanetti ...
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Giovanni Zanetti ...
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Fiorella Mapelli ...
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Alberto Mapelli ...
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Simona Mapelli ...
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David Nelson ...
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Mary Richard ...
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Rick Fothergill ...
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Brendan Becker ...
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Terry Minnich ...
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Nibbler Girl
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Alex LeBlanc ...
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Keith Cooper ...
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Dale Uehling ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joshuah Bearman ...
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Rick Carter ...
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Richie Knucklez ...
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Robert Mruczek ...
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Patrick O'Malley ...
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Shaun Spruell ...
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Glenn Thomas ...
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Todd Whitesell ...
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Directed by

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Tim Kinzy
Andrew Seklir

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Jason Behnke ... co-producer
Richard Gomes ... executive producer
Tim Kinzy ... executive producer
Andrew Seklir ... executive producer
David Seklir ... executive producer

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Jess Stroup

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Tim Kinzy
Andrew Seklir

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Sean Stack ... colorist

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Stacey Hempel ... sound editor
Jared Neal ... sound editor
Zach Seivers ... re-recording mixer / sound designer

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Sarah Char ... visual effects
Richard Gomes ... compositor

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Aaron S. Riggs ... cameraman: Oskaloosa

Music Department

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Matt Bowen ... musician: whistling
Rob Cairns ... musician: trumpet & programming
Christopher Lockey ... vocals

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Karin Elsener ... creative consultant
Maxwell Gately ... production assistant: new york unit
Julie Sessing ... music clearance
Sarah Tatting-Kinzy ... creative consultant
Sean Tiedeman ... additional footage provided by / dvd authoring
Kiara Walker ... clearance legal assistant

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Kerry Joseph Blackman ... special thanks
Patrick Scott Patterson ... special thanks
Matthew Stanosz ... thanks

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Plot Summary

If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer not the bomber) who in 1984, on a single quarter (and over forty-four hours of non-stop play) was the first person in history to score over one billion points on a video game. This historic accomplishment led the City of Ottumwa to declare a civic day in Tim's honor (Tim McVey Day) and present him with the key to the city. Twenty-five-years later, when rumors of a higher score surface online, attributed to Italian kick-boxing champion Enrico Zanetti, it calls into question everything Tim McVey has believed for decades and forces him to make a decision: either set a new world record, or risk losing his legacy forever. Now middle-aged and out of shape, Tim discovers that reclaiming the Nibbler title will not be easy. Packed with unexpected twists and turns, the film documents one of the epic achievements of the classic gaming era and proves a powerful tale of the triumph of the human spirit. Written by Playland Pictures

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Also Known As
  • Uomo contro serpente: la lunga e contorta storia di Nibbler (Italy)
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  • 92 min
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Budget $150,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia While some critics call this film an unofficial sequel to The King of Kong, this movie was actually in production prior to the date the King of Kong was released. See more »
Movie Connections Features Nibbler (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Man Vs Snake See more »

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