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Snakes on a Plane

Director: David R. Ellis Run Time: 115 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2006

Starring: Bobby Cannavale, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Samuel L Jackson

Who will survive the attack of SNAKES ON A PLANE?

An early example of crass corporate meme-building, it’s a film reverse-engineered from one deliciously silly title: Snakes on a Plane. Like something built in a B-Movie laboratory, Snakes on a Plane has the good taste to not bother with plot — something about a Hawaiian gangster trying to kill a witness — and wastes no time getting to what the audience really wants: Samuel L. Jackson fighting snakes on an airplane. Almost a decade on, with the heaping froth of internet hype finally gone, Snakes on a Plane still holds up as a fun delivery-method for every possible snake gag you can imagine: snakes in the toilet, snakes biting breasts, snakes on the end of your nose. Snakes. Snakes everywhere. And Sam Jackson is tired of them.

Part of Nitehawk’s July ANIMAL ATTACKS! midnite and brunch series.