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Snakes on a Plane (2006)

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An FBI 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.


David R. Ellis


John Heffernan (screenplay), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the fright. See more »

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 »

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Did You Know?


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. See more »


(at around 1h 35 mins) Troy leaves the plane first on the escape slide. In the next shot he can be seen inside the plane again coming down the stairs behind the crowd waiting for their turn on the slide. The DVD audio commentary claims that this error was known but not deliberate. See more »


[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 replaces a quick shot of a microwave closeup when the male flight attendant nukes a snake; instead of "popcorn," one button now reads "snake" (it appears to be a physical change and reshoot). This is not indicated anywhere on the DVD, nor is the original available, but the director confirms the change in a comment on snakesonablog.com. See more »


Kaimana Hila
Written by Charles E. King
Performed by Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom (as Amy Hanaiali'I Gilliom)
Courtesy of The Mountain Apple Company
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Settle down fanboys...
18 August 2006 | by eflaatSee all my reviews

Look the movie was okay, it gave you what it advertised but its not the holy grail man. Is Hollywood getting so bad to where something that just says its got SNAKES ON A PLANE and gives you SNAKES ON A M*&@$&^$ PLANE causes the entire general population (and nerds, dorks, dweebs, fanboys, chunk heads, 40 year old virgins, that Ain't it cool guy) to off and praise it ad infinatum? Really people, be more critical and stop falling in line to hype. Apparently, we've reached a phase where Hollywood crap is digested much more easily than the good stuff. Who would've thought we've just given directors and hack screenwriters the green-light to make even cornier movies with impunity since our expectations are so low. Hey, now you don't even have to get a GED to write the next blockbuster. Just put some ridiculous combination together and bam, people are gonna flock to something like 'Boobs with nunchucks' (don't try that, I'm already writing a spec screenplay with Jessica Simpson as lead, got full backing from the Weinsteins AND Eisner) This is simply a dumb popcorn movie with a plot thinner than Paris Hilton's sex tape. Hollywood can give us better and our expectations are so low that we pay $8 at the box office in droves to see a movie like this because this week nothing else even comes close. That's right, nothing coming out of Hollywood this second is more impressive than SNAKES ON A PLANE. Which probably means Hollywood is out of ideas. I'd bet anyone $50 this was written by some guy with a laptop and screen writing for dummies book at Starbucks and completed in a single lunch break.

And just to show people here how bad it is, SoaP is currently 8.4, that means it is rated more favorably than: Chinatown, Hotel Rwanda, M, the Maltese Falcon, Aliens, A Clockwork orange, Reservoir Dogs, Ragin Bull, Saving Pvt. Ryan, Braveheart, Blade Runner, Cool Hand Luke, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Rashomon. Seriously people, improve your tastes a bit. Watch something made more than 6 months ago thats not pointless and derivative or some worthless remake, improve on your attention span, anything.

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Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anaconda 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »


Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,850,000, 20 August 2006

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