Snakes on a PlaneDirector: David R. Ellis, Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips
Forget terrorists or hijackers -- there's a handful of deadly assassins aboard a jet liner and they don't even have arms or legs in this airborne thriller. Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) is an FBI agent handling what seems like a routine assignment -- serving as bodyguard for Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), a Hawaiian surfer dude who is flying to California to testify in a high-profile criminal trial after witnessing mobster Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) murdering one of his underlings. However, Flynn's job gets a lot more challenging when he discovers Kim's associates don't want Jones to talk, and have devised a unique way to ensure his silence. A cache of highly dangerous poisonous snakes has been hidden on board the jet, and is released using a timed mechanism once the flight is well underway. The snakes quickly attack several members of the flight crew and are eagerly eying the passengers when Flynn decides its time to get medieval on the reptiles. Also starring Rachel Blanchard, Benjamin McKenzie, and Mark Houghton, Snakes on a Plane was produced under the title of Pacific Air Flight 121, but in several interviews Samuel L. Jackson expressed his enthusiasm for the script's original title, Snakes on a Plane, and the high-concept moniker quickly made the film's title and theme a favorite with bloggers and on Internet fan sites all over the world.
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Cast & Crew
|Samuel L. Jackson||Neville Flynn|
|Julianna Margulies||Claire Miller|
|Nathan Phillips||Sean Jones|
|Bobby Cannavale||Hank Harris|
|Flex Alexander||Three G's|
|Todd Louiso||Dr. Steven Price|
|Byron Lawson||Eddie Kim|
|Keith Dallas||Big Leroy|
|David R. Ellis||Director|
|John Alvarez||Art Director|
|Alex Burdett||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Stokely Chaffin||Executive Producer|
|Harry Cohen||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Penney Finkelman Cox||Executive Producer|
|David Dalessandro||Original Story|
|Toby Emmerich||Executive Producer|
|Justis Greene||Executive Producer|
|John C. Heffernan||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Jaymes Hinkle||Production Designer|
|Jeff Katz||Associate Producer|
|Matt Kutcher||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Tawny Ellis Lehman||Associate Producer|
|Karen Matthews||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Michael McGee||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Heather Meehan||Associate Producer|
|Vivien Nishi||Set Decoration/Design|
|Trevor Rabin||Score Composer|
|Sandra Rabins||Executive Producer|
|Howard E. Smith||Editor|
|Bryan Sutton||Set Decoration/Design|
|Tim Walston||Sound/Sound Designer|
|George Waud||Executive Producer|
|Pete Whyte||Asst. Director|
|Milena Zdravkovic||Set Decoration/Design|
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Imagine being on a plane, flying from Hawaii to California, and finding the plane was filled with poisonous snakes. That's the fate of the passengers in this movie. The whole flight was above the ocean, making an emergency landing impossible. An FBI agent, his Witness, the flight attendants, and the survivors spend the flight fighting for survival. The plane's air system circulated a pheromone throughout the plane, causing massive aggression from the snakes. The snakes attacked from shocking places. The danger from the snakes was more than their venom, any of them could trip a diode or cause a short circuit and the plane would crash. Snakes on a plane is an entertaining blend of Horror, Comedy and Survival.
Do yourself a favor: go to your local video store and rent this before you buy it. See if you like it. I personally thought it was worth renting rather than purchasing it.
dumb though probably intended to be.
This movie rocked, and the only reason was because..... Samuel L. Jackson was in it. That guy is so funny, he can make the crappiest movie top notch by just saying one line. Don't kid yourself and skip out on this. He rocks!
It will never be an awarding winning flick, but it is a must see if you like fright in flight. I hate snakes, but am still fasinated by them from a distance. If you like scary films, you will enjoy this DVD. If not, pass it up. I loved the movie despite its predicable "B rating". For that, I gave it five (5) stars. Enjoy it for what it is!
When I first heard of Snakes on a Plane, I went: "Oh man, this is going to suck!". Then I heard Samuel L. Jackson is going to be in it, and I went: "Hmm, might be worth a watch because I enjoy watching him. But I still thought it would be lame, but boy, this movie crawled up my seat and bit me hard. It had a lot of intense action and was actually kind of realistic. Too many movies take themselves too seriously - this movie is at the other end of the spectrum. It clearly was developed from the start as pure escapism entertainment. You're not going to have a better understanding of humanity or yourself at the end of this movie. You will laugh out loud, you will cheer for Sam, and you'll love most of the characters (the one's that make it that is). David R. Ellis, the man at the helm, is a former stunt director and what matters in stunt sequences is timing and good pacing. His previous films demonstrated that - Final Destination 2 and Cellular - and here we get the same thing again. Thin plot, good tension. The obviously CGI snakes look pretty decent and make for some good creature flick fun with all of their jumping, hissing, and crawling just about everywhere that is humanly possible. Samuel L. Jackson gives an amazing performance. He never gives in to the campiness of the movie, and plays it completely straight. The self control he exhibits here should earn him a special Award. I recommend watching this movie, for the sake of the snakes. I honestly thought this movie was very amusing as well, with the whole idea of "snakes on a plane". This movie had a lot of its facts straight about snakes, and had an interesting idea on how they dealt with them. But still, if you haven’t seen it yet fine a way to.
There's only ONE thing I didn't like about this movie--the one scene with the anaconda. How the heck was that thing smuggled on board? Other than that, this movie is pretty cool.
With an astounding performance by Samuel L. Jackson The movie SNAKES ON A PLANE is a recommended gift for anyone that enjoys reptiles or animals eating or killing animals. This is not for kids. Adults only. Besides the snakes there are a couple other scenes that are inappropriate.
This is one of my favorite movies ever. Don't be fooled by its title or press, this is a great movie. Watch it with a bunch of your friends. It really greatens the snake-tastic experience.
So I only saw like a few seconds of the movie and I have to say what I saw did not please me at all. A man hung by his feet up in a tree and guys surrounding him. One with a bat in his hands. And then the Next thing I see is the guy yelling at the guy in the tree. And he has blood all over him. All that in only 6 mins into the movie. People are sick. Ban this movie it was on TV for crying out loud little kids could have seen this. So this world is pretty grand don't you think. Violence and drunks and druggies.