Snakes on a Plane

Release Date: August 18, 2006

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My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon.

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10/68 Michael Bentley Pure fun; you'll have a smile on your face the whole time.
21/76 Dan Krovich A fun B-movie thrill ride.
41/159 David Mumpower I got what I paid for. Mr. Samuel Jackson is simply the coolest actor in Hollywood.
42/65 Kim Hollis A fun, fast-paced second act saves a dismal start.

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From director David Ellis (Cellular) comes this thriller that examines two of humanities most essential fears - snakes and airplanes. When you combine the two phobias into one big amalgamation, things can get more than a little tense.

Samuel L. Jackson, who never saw a movie role he didn't like, portrays an FBI agent who must escort an important witness for a mob trial on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles. It seems that Jackson's character has been on a long-term quest to bring a particular mafia boss to justice. He finally sees some light at the end of the tunnel, as he has the key testimony sitting right beside him on an airplane. However, if Red Eye has taught us nothing else, it's that airplanes are not safe, happy places.

The problem is that the particular mob boss who is involved here is not at all happy about the possibility of going down the river. To prevent that from ever happening, he has an assassin release hundreds of deadly snakes on the plane that is conveying the witness (and the FBI agent) to the trial location. With nowhere to run, the FBI agent must try to work with a rookie pilot along with some very frightened crew and passengers to try to survive the ordeal. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Snakes on a Plane
Main Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Phillips
Director David Ellis
Screenwriter John Heffernan, Sebastian Gutierrez
Distributor New Line Cinema
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Screen Count 3,555
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Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Anaconda 4/11/9716.62 21.83 2456 6767.00 8550.9 65.50 86.04 3.94
Final Destination 2 1/31/0316.02 16.02 2834 5652.00 5652.0 46.90 46.90 2.93
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 8/27/0412.81 12.81 2905 4410.43 4410.4 31.53 31.53 0.00
Passenger 57 11/6/9210.51 15.27 1734 6061.00 8470.8 44.07 64.03 4.19
Cellular 9/10/0410.10 10.10 2749 3674.27 3674.3 32.00 32.00 0.00
Final Destination 3/17/0010.02 11.20 2585 3876.00 4170.8 53.30 59.62 5.32



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