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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An F.B.I. 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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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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anaconda 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,206,301, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,020,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,022,014
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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". See more »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) The flight attendant is shown entering the cockpit through the use of a keypad on the forward wall next to the cockpit door. There are no keypads in actual aircraft as that would defeat the purpose of having a security door, since a hijacker could possibly get the code by watching the crew enter, or by forcing a cabin crew member to open it under threat. The cockpit door is controlled electrically (or mechanically) by the flight deck crew only. This is a requirement of the hardened cockpit door design. See more »

Quotes

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

Before the credits, there is a quick flash of a open-mouthed snake ready to bite the camera. During the credits, Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!)" music video plays. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains some deleted scenes:
  • A scene where Mercedes talks to the newlywed couple in the airport.
  • The scene where Eddie Kim fights his opponent is prolonged.
  • A scene where you see all the passengers board the plane.
  • The dialog between Three Gs and Mercedes is prolonged.
  • More dialogs in the first meeting between Agent Flynn and Claire.
  • The attack on Mrs. Bova is prolonged.
  • A scene where Three Gs and Mercedes talk about a music video.
  • The newlywed woman complains that she never will have children.
  • A short scene between the newlyweds when they prepare to crash.
  • More dialog in the final scene between Flynn and Claire.
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Soundtracks

Ophidiophobia
Written by CeeLo Green (as Thomas DeCarlo Callaway), Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown (as Patrick "Sleepy" Brown) and Ray Murray
Performed by CeeLo Green (as Cee Lo Green)
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Sad to say, but it's just not bad enough....
19 August 2006 | by golightSee all my reviews

Samuel L. holds it together, but this film just isn't bad enough for the type of film it's been billed as. With all the promotional hype, I really expected something more. Where is the trenchant dialogue of a REALLY bad film? Sigh. It made me long for campy Killer Tomatoes, night clubbing Mushroom People, and the warm comfort of bad dialogue a la Buckaroo Banzai. I'm sure that the cast tried mightily, but in the end, it's just a semi-bad film, which is, of course, the kiss of death. Destined to be a lukewarm cult film for teens, about the best we can say is that Samuel L. is The Man for insisting that the film keep it's original working title of "Snakes on a Plane". One thing of note to parents- children may have been lured to the film because of all the promotional efforts and the film was originally rated PG-13. Additional footage took it to R and it contains scenes that are too strong for most pre-teen and younger teen children.


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