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"SNAKES ON A PLANE"
(2006) (Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies) (R)

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QUICK TAKE:
Suspense/Horror: As an FBI agent tries to transport a witness from Hawaii to Los Angeles, they, their fellow passengers and the crew must contend with hordes of smuggled snakes that get loose on their plane.
PLOT:
Sean Jones (NATHAN PHILLIPS) is an unassuming surfer and off-road biker who -- while biking through inland Hawaii -- accidentally stumbles upon mobster Eddie Kim (BYRON LAWSON) killing a government prosecutor. A marked man, Sean is nearly killed by some of the crime lord's thugs, but just then FBI agent Neville Flynn (SAMUEL L. JACKSON) swings into action and saves him.

With no other alternative, Sean reluctantly agrees to be flown to California to testify against Kim, but rather than take the government plane as expected, Flynn and fellow FBI agent John Saunders (MARK HOUGHTON) sneak him onto commercial airliner South Pacific Air 121.

Needing the secure space, Flynn orders that everyone be kept out of first class, meaning flight attendant Claire Miller (JULIANNA MARGULIES) has to inform the passengers -- such as the snobby Mercedes (CHEL BLANCHARD) and her pet dog, as well as germ phobic recording artist Three G's (FLEX ALEXANDER) and his small entourage including Troy (KENAN THOMPSON) - that they have to sit back in coach with everyone else, including young brothers Curtis (CASEY DUBOIS) and Tommy (DANIEL HOGARTH) who are traveling by themselves, and single mother Maria (ELSA PATAKY).

But little do they -- or copilot Rick (DAVID KOECHNER) and flight attendants Tiffany (SUNNY MABREY), Ken (BRUCE JAMES) and Grace (LIN SHAYE) -- realize that Kim has managed to smuggle a crate of deadly snakes onto the plane, designed to open when a certain altitude is reached. Enraged by the pheromone-laced leis onboard, the snakes go crazy, quickly killing the pilot and various passengers, while also inadvertently shorting out some of the plane's electronics.

As FBI agent Hank Harris (BOBBY CANNAVALE) tries to round up herpetologist Steven Price (TODD LUISO) and all of the necessary antivenom back in Los Angeles, Flynn and the remaining crew and passengers do what they can to avoid the snakes and try to land the plane.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Since it's been so hyped, it's a good bet many kids will want to, especially tween and teen boys.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For intense sequences of terror/violence, language, a scene of sexuality and drug use.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • SAMUEL L. JACKSON plays an FBI agent assigned to protect and transport Sean back to Los Angeles, but must contend with the unexpected development of those snakes on the plane. Authoritative, he takes charge to deal with the situation. He uses strong profanity.
  • JULIANNA MARGULIES plays a flight attendant who's leaving the biz to become a lawyer when she also finds herself in that same situation. She tries to help out and keep the passengers calm.
  • NATHAN PHILLIPS plays an unassuming surfer who finds himself the key witness in a government case against a crime lord and likewise must contend with the serpents.
  • CHEL BLANCHARD plays a hoity passenger who takes a liking to Three G's, but is interrupted by those snakes.
  • FLEX ALEXANDER plays a famous recording artist who's a germophobe with a small entourage and briefly loses self-control when confronted by the situation.
  • KENAN THOMPSON plays his video-game playing, long-time friend who's now part of that entourage and helps save the day in the end. He uses some profanity.
  • LIN SHAYE plays a veteran flight attendant who endangers her own life to try to save an infant.
  • SUNNY MABREY plays a sexy flight attendant who takes a liking to Sean and works with Claire to try to keep the passengers calm.
  • BRUCE JAMES plays a male flight attendant who's initially portrayed and viewed as being gay, but turns out not to be.
  • ELSA PATAKY plays a single mom who worries about her infant and helps save another child's life.
  • TODD LUISO plays a herpetologist who works with Harris and Flynn to figure out what sort of snakes are on the plane and get the necessary antivenom.
  • BOBBY CANNAVALE plays Flynn's former FBI partner or associate who rounds up Price and tries to help out from the ground back in L.A.
  • DAVID KOECHNER plays the good ol' boy copilot who tries to get his crew and passengers safely to L.A. He uses some profanity.
  • BYRON LAWSON plays the ruthless crime lord who directly kills a man and is responsible for the deaths of many others via the snakes he gets onboard the plane.
  • MARK HOUGHTON plays Flynn's current FBI partner who's helping protect and transport Sean.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a quick summary of the content found in this R-rated, suspense/horror flick. Profanity consists of at least 17 "f" words, while other expletives and plenty of colorful phrases are uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present, as is a sexual encounter in a plane's bathroom (with nudity, movement and related sounds), while some miscellaneous women are seen in small bikinis and a man is portrayed as gay but then turns out to be straight.

    Violence consists of a murder that occurs just off-screen and some shootings, while plenty of people are killed in various ways by various species of snakes. Much of that has varying degrees of bloody and/or gory results (sometimes a lot), while viewers (particularly if they're scared of snakes and/or flying) could find those scenes, various moments of peril, many jump scenes and more as unsettling, suspenseful or even scary (although much of it's played as over-the-top camp).

    A couple briefly shares a joint and there's brief drinking, while some characters have bad attitudes (ranging from the villains to everyday passengers), and various bits of behavior might be enticing for some kids to imitate.

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, a great deal of camera movement is present throughout the film.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • A woman drinks from a flask during the flight.
  • A passenger orders a gin and tonic.
  • A man disables the smoke detector in the plane's bathroom so that he and his girlfriend/wife can share a joint there while having sex (we see her holding an unlit one, and then they smoke it).
  • Upon hearing that the snakes are being affected by some drug (really just pheromones), Flynn sarcastically quips, "Snakes on crack."
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • A man's body (he's still alive and is somewhat bloody) suddenly drops down and hangs upside down in front of Sean in Hawaii. The man tells Sean to run, so he does and hides, and we then see Eddie and his thugs approach this man. The criminal then punches the guy in the chest (still upside down) before taking a baseball bat and repeatedly striking the man, killing him. We hear but don't see the impact, but do see the victim's blood on Eddie's face and clothing.
  • A man sneezes into his hands and then, with no tissue present, wipes them on his clothing.
  • We see a man's urine stream as he stands at the bathroom toilet, from which a snake uncoils itself and then apparently latches onto his unseen penis (we see the snake at the spot as the man writhes about, but we don't see the nudity). The man then accidentally bangs his head back against the wall, leaving a fair amount of blood there.
  • A woman nearly vomits into an air sickness bag, but a snake pops up through that and bites her on the mouth (and possibly goes inside it). We later see her with a badly swollen lip and face.
  • During a panic, a man falls in the aisle and is trampled by others, including one woman whose high heel lands in and breaks off in his ear, leaving a bloody mess.
  • When the door is opened, a dead couple tumbles out of the plane's bathroom with bloody marks and such on their skin.
  • Ken grabs a snake, throws it into a microwave oven and then starts it, resulting in the snake exploding in a bloody mess.
  • The snakes come after Mercedes who's on the floor, and she accidentally pulls down a dead and bloody body before another passenger saves her just in time.
  • A cobra bites Tommy on the arm, leaving a bloody wound that quickly swells up. Maria later uses her earring to slice open the wound, resulting in blood, pus and fluid spilling out. She then uses her mouth to suck out the poison.
  • Grace hears Maria's infant crying and races back to find it, only to see a large rattlesnake menacingly approaching the child. She manages to grab the kid, but the snake lashes out and bites her on the clothed shoulder, leaving a bloody stain there.
  • A mortally wounded man's chest is bloody and otherwise swollen and bad looking.
  • We briefly see black and white photos of bad-looking snake bite wounds featuring split-open skin and such.
  • Claire cuts a snake in two with an ax (with bloody results).
  • The makeshift wall of odds and ends (holding the snakes back) collapses and the snakes then race toward the survivors. They try to scramble up the stairs, but the railing breaks and many fall back down to the floor, with some being impaled, including one through his neck (with very bloody results).
  • Flynn kills two snakes (with bloody results) by striking them with something.
  • As a rattlesnake comes after Flynn who falls down with it approaching, he shoots and kills it with a spear gun (with bloody results).
  • A dead and slightly bloody man falls out when the cockpit door opens, and Flynn and others see various snakes in the now pilot-less cockpit.
  • A snake lunges out and gets Sean on the chest, with Flynn then shooting it (and Sean) several times, with bloody results. But Sean is okay as we see he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Eddie Kim and his criminal thugs obviously have bad attitudes.
  • A first-class passenger has a bad and condescending attitude toward the crew and other passengers on the flight after he's bumped from first-class to coach. When the same happens to Mercedes, she asks if it's safe to sit back there.
  • Three G's is a germophobe who doesn't like anyone touching him, and eventually loses it during the pandemonium, gets belligerent, pushes a woman backwards and then grabs and holds Flynn's gun on the FBI agent before Troy talks him down.
  • Rick somewhat playfully says he hoped Claire would be his "sky candy" on the flight.
  • About a large woman, Three G's jokes "Baby got back (meaning a big butt), front and side" and then jokes about her and Troy (who's also large) having large kids.
  • The film portrays Ken as being gay for most of the story (and a male passenger believes that to be the case when it seems Ken is interested in him), but we later learn that's not true (when his sexy wife greets him by jumping up on him, straddling him -- while he's standing and both are clothed -- with her legs wrapped around him).
  • A man disables the smoke detector in the plane's bathroom so that he and his girlfriend/wife can share a joint there while having sex (we see her holding an unlit one, and then they smoke it).
  • To try to keep a snake away from him, one man throws Mercedes' dog to it (the snake quickly coils around it).
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence," "Blood/Gore" and "Jump Scenes" may be unsettling, suspenseful or scary to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material.
  • Those afraid of snakes and/or flying will probably find most of the movie -- especially once the snakes get loose on the plane (and slither around and then attack various people) -- as that way.
  • A man's body (he's still alive and is somewhat bloody) suddenly drops down and hangs upside down in front of Sean in Hawaii. The man tells Sean to run, so he does and hides, and we then see Eddie and his thugs approach this man. The criminal then punches the guy in the chest (still upside down) before taking a baseball bat and repeatedly striking the man, killing him. We hear but don't see the impact, but do see the victim's blood on Eddie's face and clothing.
  • Sean hears and then sees (through the peep hole) some of Kim's goons trying to break into his room. Flynn then suddenly grabs Sean just as the men enter. He then shoots and wounds two and fires at another before fleeing with Sean.
  • The crate of snakes opens in the cargo hold, and various varieties slither out. A cat in a carrying crate hisses, and one snake slithers into it, presumably killing the cat (we don't see the impact, but do see that crate moving from the attack).
  • On various occasions, we see the snakes' points of view (all fluorescent green) as they slither along, around and/or toward people.
  • As a couple has sex in the bathroom, we see a snake slithering toward a hole in the ceiling looking down at them. It then hangs down, the woman sees it, and it then repeatedly strikes her and the guy, killing them.
  • The snakes inadvertently short out part of the plane's electronics as it flies through a bad thunderstorm at night, tens of thousands of feet above the ocean.
  • We see a snake slithering toward a woman's bare foot, but she coincidentally raises it up just in the nick of time.
  • We see a man's urine stream as he stands at the bathroom toilet, from which a snake uncoils itself and then apparently latches onto his unseen penis (we see the snake at the spot as the man writhes about, but we don't see the nudity). The man then accidentally bangs his head back against the wall, leaving a fair amount of blood there.
  • We see a large snake rise up toward a woman's dress or skirt as she sleeps on the plane. Later, she has a pleasured (but still sleeping) look on her face from the contact as the snake continues up, now under her top.
  • A snake crawls into Mercedes' bag and she reaches into that, not knowing the snake is there (and just avoids being bit).
  • There are several moments of bad turbulence on the plane.
  • A snake suddenly bites the pilot on the neck.
  • Air masks drop from the plane's ceiling, along with some snakes, so it's hard to tell some of them apart as mass panic breaks out on the plane.
  • A woman nearly vomits into an air sickness bag, but a snake pops up through that and bites her on the mouth (and possibly goes inside it). We later see her with a badly swollen lip and face.
  • A snake suddenly bites a person in the eye.
  • The passengers and crew try to build a makeshift wall out of anything they can find to keep the snakes in another part of the plane.
  • The snakes come after Mercedes who's on the floor, and she accidentally pulls down a dead and bloody body before another passenger saves her just in time.
  • A cobra bites Tommy on the arm, leaving a bloody wound that quickly swells up. Maria later uses her earring to slice open the wound, resulting in blood, pus and fluid spilling out. She then uses her mouth to suck out the poison.
  • Grace hears Maria's infant crying and races back to find it, only to see a large rattlesnake menacingly approaching the child. She manages to grab the kid, but the snake lashes out and bites her on the clothed shoulder, leaving a bloody stain there.
  • We see a large snake crawl out of a dead person's mouth.
  • Various people use fire extinguishers to try to ward off the snakes.
  • Flynn informs the crew and passengers that they must collect dead snakes so that Price can identify them (over the phone).
  • A snake suddenly bites Rick and he falls down to the floor below through an open hatch.
  • With no pilot, the plane goes into a steep dive toward the ocean, and Flynn and Claire struggle to regain control of it and pull it up before it hits the water. During this, some runaway carts nearly hit or do hit some people quite hard.
  • Various people use fire extinguishers to try to ward off the snakes.
  • The makeshift wall of odds and ends (holding the snakes back) collapses and the snakes then race toward the survivors. They try to scramble up the stairs, but the railing breaks and many fall back down to the floor, with some being impaled, including one through his neck (with very bloody results).
  • Snakes repeatedly bite (and one spits poison at) a couple seated on the floor, killing them. Other people are bit on the neck and killed.
  • A large constrictor wraps around a man in a seat, crushing and suffocating him, just before stretching its mouth out over his head as it starts to swallow him (we don't see that act through to its conclusion).
  • The crew and passengers must contend with the air conditioning shutting off, resulting in the plane being quite toasty inside.
  • Upset over people touching him, Three G's pushes one woman, and grabs and holds Flynn's gun on him before Troy talks him down.
  • Most of the lights go out on the plane.
  • Flynn must go down into the cargo hold to try to turn the AC back on, but must crawl through all sorts of wires and cabling that occasionally resemble snakes.
  • As a rattlesnake comes after Flynn who falls down with it approaching, he shoots and kills it with a spear gun (with bloody results).
  • Harris chases after a suspect who goes into a barn of sorts and twice shoots at the FBI agent with a rifle. Harris eventually shoots and wounds him, causing the man to fall into and shatter a glass cage holding a deadly snake. It bites that man on the leg, and Harris won't let him have the antivenom until the man tells him everything he wants to know.
  • Several additional characters die from their snake wounds.
  • A dead and slightly bloody man falls out when the cockpit door opens, and Flynn and others see various snakes in the now pilot-less cockpit.
  • The crew and passengers ready themselves for Flynn shooting out a window to cause the cabin to loose air pressure and the snakes to be yanked out of the plane. He then shoots the window several times, the air is sucked out, Tiffany and Claire hang on as their bodies go horizontal (and Sean saves the former), and Flynn opens the cockpit door, resulting in snakes flying by various people (including one landing on Mercedes until another passenger removes it from her) on their way out of the hole in the side of the plane that keeps getting bigger.
  • Troy lands the plane (without ever having flown a real one), but comes in too fast, with Flynn yelling for him to turn and apply the brakes.
  • A snake lunges out and gets Sean on the chest, with Flynn then shooting it (and Sean) several times, with bloody results. But Sean is okay as we see he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Rifle/Tazer/Baseball bat/Ax/Makeshift flamethrower/Spear gun: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others and/or the snakes. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • "F*ck you (girl)," "F*cking crazy," "F*cking bitch," "What the f*ck?" "Oh f*ck me" (nonsexual), "Get this f*cking snake off my ass," "Holy f*ck," "I've had it with these m*therf*cking snakes on this m*therf*cking plane," "M*therf*cker," "F*ck 'em," "What the f*ck's that got to do with anything?" "Let's leapfrog all that bullsh*t," "Oh sh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "No sh*t," "All that sh*t," "Stings like sh*t," "Mile high club," "This bird goes down faster than a Thai hooker," "I'll suck it" (said about removing poison from a man's butt), "D*ckwad," "You'd be amazed at what a guy can do with one hand," "Let's get the hell out of here," "What the hell /is going on/is next?" "Stay black" (followed by "Hell yeah"), "Sky candy" (what the copilot calls Claire), "Punk ass," "Frickin,'" "That is so hot," "Screw it," "Who's your daddy now, bitch?" (said to a snake), "Bastards," "Who the hell /is that/you think you are?" "Snakes on crack," "Time is tissue," "Sit your ass down," "Broad" (woman), "Hotter than hell," "Sucks to be you right now," "My bad," "My brother from another mother," "My ass is coming in for a landing," "Hell yeah" and "Grab your ankles and kiss your ass goodbye."
  • The film might inspire some kids to try to scare others with real or fake snakes, or snake-like objects.
  • Some surfing (a guy raising a woman above his shoulder) and off-road biking stunts (wheelies, etc.) might be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • A victim (hanging upside down) spits in Eddie's face before the latter kills him.
  • A woman has what looks like a stud in her nostril.
  • About a large woman, Three G's jokes "Baby got back (meaning a big butt), front and side" and then jokes about her and Troy (who's also large) having large kids.
  • Before officially going on duty, Tiffany unbuttons the top of her shirt to look sexier.
  • We see some people with tattoos.
  • A young couple has sex in the plane's bathroom.
  • A man disables the smoke detector in the plane's bathroom so that he and his girlfriend/wife can share a joint there while having sex (we see her holding an unlit one, and then they smoke it).
  • Ken grabs a snake, throws it into a microwave oven and then starts it, resulting in the snake exploding in a bloody mess.
  • Claire hands Flynn a makeshift flamethrower (an aerosol can with a lighter taped to it) to use on the snakes (and he does on several occasions, blasting them with fire).
  • A woman wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A man's body (he's still alive and is somewhat bloody) suddenly drops down and hangs upside down in front of Sean in Hawaii.
  • Flynn suddenly grabs Sean (to save him).
  • A snake suddenly bites the pilot on the neck.
  • A woman nearly vomits into an air sickness bag, but a snake pops up through that and bites her on the mouth (and possibly goes inside it).
  • A snake suddenly bites a person in the eye.
  • When the door is opened, a dead couple tumbles out of the plane's bathroom with bloody marks and such on their skin.
  • A snake suddenly bites Rick and he falls down to the floor below through an open hatch.
  • When Claire looks down into an open hatch, a snake suddenly strikes out at her (a big jump scene).
  • A cable falls down on Flynn who's crawling through many of them, startling him.
  • A snake strikes out at Flynn.
  • A dead and slightly bloody man falls out when the cockpit door opens.
  • A snake lunges out and gets Sean on the chest.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of suspenseful, ominous and action-oriented music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A music video features the repeated line "Oh, I'm ready for it -- c'mon bring it" as a woman does some sexual and suggestive dancing.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 21 "f" words (5 used with "mother"), 17 "s" words, 1 slang term using male genitals ("d*ckwad"), 14 asses (1 used with "hole"), 12 hells, 3 damns, 2 craps, 1 S.O.B., 7 uses of "G-damn," 5 of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "God," "Jesus," "Jesus Christ," "Oh Christ," "Oh Lord" and "Swear to God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see various young women in small bikinis (rear and front shots - the latter show cleavage).
  • We see some miscellaneous cleavage from Three G's' female fans, and he grabs one such young woman's clothed breast and autographs her shirt there.
  • Rick somewhat playfully says he hoped Claire would be his "sky candy" on the flight.
  • Harris tells Flynn (over the phone) that he enjoys office work and that he spends nights in bed with his wife, adding that "she's hot." When he then says he's surfing the Internet, Flynn jokes, "Porn, no doubt."
  • We see Eddie shirtless as he spars (martial arts style) with another man who he strikes and kicks with hard blows.
  • A couple on the plane passionately kiss while seated, with the woman suggestively/playfully telling the guy, "Bad boy."
  • About a large woman, Three G's jokes "Baby got back (meaning a big butt), front and side" and then jokes about her and Troy (who's also large) having large kids.
  • Before officially going on duty, Tiffany unbuttons the top of her shirt to look sexier.
  • The film portrays Ken as being gay for most of the story (and a male passenger believes that to be the case when it seems Ken is interested in him), but we later learn that's not true (when his sexy wife greets him by jumping up on him, straddling him -- while he's standing and both are clothed -- with her legs wrapped around him).
  • We hear the title of a song (but not the actual music or lyrics) that is something along the lines of "My baby won't thump (or "hump")" (possibly sexual in nature).
  • A young woman suggestively passes by her seated boyfriend/husband and he then joins her in the plane's bathroom. They start passionately kissing and disrobing, followed by some nudity (various views of her bare breasts, partial bare butt, and he's shirtless), some groping and sexual movement, heavy breathing, and related sexual sounds. A snake attack interrupts them, with one snake biting the woman on her bare breast. Outside, Ken and Grace knowingly smile from the sounds they hear in there, with the phrase "mile high club" used and Grace saying, "Those were the days." As the thumping sounds inside there change (due to the snake attack), the comment is made, "This guy is really good...Okay, maybe not that good."
  • We see a man's urine stream as he stands at the bathroom toilet, from which a snake uncoils itself and then apparently latches onto his unseen penis (we see the snake at the spot as the man writhes about, but we don't see the nudity). The man then accidentally bangs his head back against the wall, leaving a fair amount of blood there.
  • We see a large snake rise up toward a woman's dress or skirt as she sleeps on the plane. Later, she has a pleasured (but still sleeping) look on her face from the contact as the snake continues up, now under her top.
  • A snakes bites into and latches onto a man's clothed butt. Later, when someone says the blood needs to be sucked out, Ken says he'll do it (the film playing up the faux homosexual angle), but the man won't let anyone do that.
  • About the possibility of the plane crashing, Rick says it will go down "faster than a Thai hooker."
  • After Maria non-sexually sucks the poison out of young boy's arm, Troy half-jokingly says he got bit as well (meaning he wants her to suck on him).
  • After Claire applies a tourniquet to his arm, Rick jokingly says he's going to need her shirt as well.
  • After Claire asks Rick if he can fly with one hand, he jokingly says she'd be amazed at what a guy can do with one hand.
  • We see Sean shirtless after being tended to by medics.
  • A music video features the repeated line "Oh, I'm ready for it -- c'mon bring it" as a woman does some sexual and suggestive dancing.
  • SMOKING
  • None, but the flight attendants make comical gestures of smoking during the "no smoking" segment of the flight instructions they give to the passengers.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • We hear that Flynn and another agent are divorced from their respective wives.
  • Curtis worries about Tommy when a cobra bites the latter on the arm.
  • Maria briefly worries about her baby when she regains consciousness and finds the infant missing.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Snakes and their representation here.
  • Playing off people's fears of things such as snakes and flying.
  • Germophobes.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A man's body (he's still alive and is somewhat bloody) suddenly drops down and hangs upside down in front of Sean in Hawaii. The man tells Sean to run, so he does and hides, and we then see Eddie and his thugs approach this man. The criminal then punches the guy in the chest (still upside down) before taking a baseball bat and repeatedly striking the man, killing him. We hear but don't see the impact, but do see the victim's blood on Eddie's face and clothing.
  • Sean hears and then sees (through the peep hole) some of Kim's goons trying to break into his room. Flynn then suddenly grabs Sean just as the men enter. He then shoots and wounds two and fires at another before fleeing with Sean.
  • We see Eddie shirtless as he spars (martial arts style) with another man who he strikes and kicks with hard blows.
  • The crate of snakes opens in the cargo hold, and various varieties slither out. A cat in a carrying crate hisses, and one snake slithers into it, presumably killing the cat (we don't see the impact, but do see that crate moving from the attack).
  • As a couple has sex in the bathroom, we see a snake slithering toward a hole in the ceiling looking down at them. It then hangs down, the woman sees it, and it then repeatedly strikes her and the guy, killing them.
  • We see a man's urine stream as he stands at the bathroom toilet, from which a snake uncoils itself and then apparently latches onto his unseen penis (we see the snake at the spot as the man writhes about, but we don't see the nudity). The man then accidentally bangs his head back against the wall, leaving a fair amount of blood there.
  • A snake suddenly bites the pilot on the neck.
  • A woman nearly vomits into an air sickness bag, but a snake pops up through that and bites her on the mouth (and possibly goes inside it). We later see her with a badly swollen lip and face.
  • Snakes attack the passengers and that, coupled with turbulence sending bodies flying into walls and other surfaces, leaves various people dead, wounded or unconscious. At the same time, Flynn uses his tazer to zap various snakes.
  • A snake suddenly bites a person in the eye.
  • During a panic, a man falls in the aisle and is trampled by others, including one woman whose high heel lands in and breaks off in his ear, leaving a bloody mess.
  • Flynn uses his tazer to shock more snakes.
  • Ken grabs a snake, throws it into a microwave oven and then starts it, resulting in the snake exploding in a bloody mess.
  • A snakes bites into and latches onto a man's clothed butt. Later, when someone says the blood needs to be sucked out, Ken says he'll do it (the film playing up the faux homosexual angle), but the man won't let anyone do that.
  • A cobra bites Tommy on the arm, leaving a bloody wound that quickly swells up. Maria later uses her earring to slice open the wound, resulting in blood, pus and fluid spilling out. She then uses her mouth to suck out the poison.
  • Grace hears Maria's infant crying and races back to find it, only to see a large rattlesnake menacingly approaching the child. She manages to grab the kid, but the snake lashes out and bites her on the clothed shoulder, leaving a bloody stain there.
  • A snake suddenly bites Rick and he falls down to the floor below through an open hatch.
  • Claire cuts a snake in two with an ax (with bloody results).
  • Some runaway beverage carts hit some people quite hard.
  • The makeshift wall of odds and ends (holding the snakes back) collapses and the snakes then race toward the survivors. They try to scramble up the stairs, but the railing breaks and many fall back down to the floor, with some being impaled, including one through his neck (with very bloody results).
  • Snakes repeatedly bite (and one spits poison at) a couple seated on the floor, killing them. Other people are bit on the neck and killed.
  • To try to keep a snake away from him, one man throws Mercedes' dog to it (the snake quickly coils around it).
  • A large constrictor wraps around a man in a seat, crushing and suffocating him, just before stretching its mouth out over his head as it starts to swallow him (we don't see that act through to its conclusion).
  • Upset over people touching him, Three G's pushes one woman, and grabs and holds Flynn's gun on him before Troy talks him down.
  • Flynn kills two snakes (with bloody results) by striking them with something.
  • Claire hands Flynn a makeshift flamethrower (an aerosol can with a lighter taped to it) to use on the snakes (and he does on several occasions, blasting them with fire).
  • As a rattlesnake comes after Flynn who falls down with it approaching, he shoots and kills it with a spear gun (with bloody results).
  • Harris chases after a suspect who goes into a barn of sorts and twice shoots at the FBI agent with a rifle. Harris eventually shoots and wounds him, causing the man to fall into and shatter a glass cage holding a deadly snake. It bites that man on the leg, and Harris won't let him have the antivenom until the man tells him everything he wants to know.
  • Flynn shoots out a plane window (so that they can get rid of the snakes).
  • A snake lunges out and gets Sean on the chest, with Flynn then shooting it (and Sean) several times, with bloody results. But Sean is okay as we see he was wearing a bulletproof vest.



  • Reviewed August 17, 2006 / Posted August 18, 2006

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