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Snakes on a Plane | 2006 | R | - 8.9.6

Samuel L. Jackson stars as an FBI agent, who's escorting a government witness on a flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles so he can testify against a crime boss. When the mobsters smuggle hundreds of snakes on the plane in order to make it crash over the Pacific, the passengers must fight for their lives. Also with Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Julianna Margulies and Flex Alexander. Directed by David R. Ellis. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A man and a woman have sex in an airplane bathroom: they kiss passionately, they remove each other's tops (we see him bare-chested and her bare breasts), he lifts her onto a counter and thrusts, and they both moan.
 A woman's bare breast is seen when a snake bites it (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). The top of a woman's thong underwear is visible above her skirt top. Two men are seen bare-chested while surfing.
 A woman runs toward a man, jumps into his arms with her legs wrapped around his waist, and they kiss. A man and a woman kiss passionately.
 A man, who it is implied to be gay, offers to suck the poison out of a snakebite on a man's buttock. A man watches a woman suck the venom out of a snake bite on a boy's arm and makes a remark about having her do the same thing for him (his bite is on his buttock).
 A man speaks in a demeaning manner to women in several scenes: he's a captain calling flight attendants "sky candy," and making sexual remarks to them. A man talks about lying on a beach and admiring "the beauties." A man makes several sexually suggestive remarks. A man and a woman make a remark about sexually suggestive lyrics to a song.
 A man's penis is bitten by a snake (we don't see anything explicit; please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A man admires a woman who's doing a flight safety demonstration. A man and a woman flirt in a few scenes.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - Many, many people are bitten by many, many snakes: A snake slithers toward a man (he tries to smack it with papers), a woman vomits into a bag and she is bitten on the tongue by a snake (we see the snake hanging on and then see her with a swollen tongue and foaming at the mouth), oxygen masks fall from hatches and many snakes fall out, also landing on passengers, a woman is bitten in the eye, a man falls on the floor and is bitten on the arm and chest, a man is thrown against an overhead compartment (we hear a crunch), a snake bites a boy on the arm (we see his arm very swollen and discolored later), and a man is bitten on the buttock (the snake hangs on for a bit).
 A man falls from a bridge and dangles by his ankle (he was apparently pushed), two men punch him in the face (we see that he has a bloody face) and another beats him in the head with a baseball bat (blood sprays on the man doing the hitting and we hear that the man died).
 A man shoots three men (blood spurts and they fall to the floor).
 A man is wrapped around the chest by an enormous snake (we see blood trickle from the man's nose as the snake squeezes) and then the snake wraps it's mouth around the man's head and begins to swallow him.
 A man and woman hear a man and a woman moaning in a bathroom, and they assume they are having sex -- which they were initially -- but they are moaning and yelling from having been bitten by snakes repeatedly (the woman is bitten in the eye and then the breast, and the man is bitten in the throat and we see them later with many welts on their faces and bodies).
 A man urinates in a toilet (we see the stream), a snake lunges at and bites his penis, the man thrashes around the bathroom, hits his head on the mirror breaking it, crashes against the wall, and blood smears behind him and as he slides down the wall and dies.
 A snake bites a man in the chest and hangs on: another man shoots the snake while it is still hanging on the man, blood spurts on the man's face and he falls back and down a plane's emergency exit slide.
 A man is pushed to the floor of an airplane aisle, people step on him as they run from approaching snakes, and one woman steps on his head and her shoe heel punctures his temple and breaks off (we see blood and the man writhes). People fall from a flight of stairs when the railing breaks and one person is impaled through the chest and another in the neck (we see blood).
 A man and a woman are knocked down and pinned by a food cart, and they are bitten repeatedly by many snakes (we hear them yelling and see them die). A man is bitten in the chest by a snake (we see his chest bloody and swollen, and he complains of not being able to breathe, and he dies). A man is bitten in the throat by a snake and he falls to the floor dead.
 A snake approaches a baby, a woman picks the baby up and the snake bites her in the back (we see bloody spot on her blouse).
 Many snakes approach a man, he sprays some with fire, he tries to stab others with a broken bottle and shoots one with a spear gun (we see blood and see the snake pinned to a crate). A woman hacks a snake to death with an ax and blood splatters. A snake is thrown into a microwave and cooked until it explodes (blood splatters). A man sprays snakes with a fire extinguisher and with flames killing many. A man stabs several snakes using a broken bottle on a stick (we see some blood).
 A man throws a dog to a snake, which eats it whole (we hear the dog yip). A snake slithers into a cat's cage, we hear the cat thrashing, we see the cage shake, and it is implied that cat is killed.
 A woman cuts a hole in a boy's very swollen arm (blood and venom ooze out), and the woman sucks on the open wound pulling more of the venom out.
 We see many, many dead bodies with discolored and swollen skin and features. A snake slithers out of a dead man's mouth.
 A man with a gun chases another man who shoots at him, one man is shot, falls back on a table and is bitten by a snake (he is eventually given an antidote). Two men fight with martial arts techniques, and one is kicked in the head and falls to the ground.
 A snake lunges at a woman's face (it does not make contact). A snake lunges and nearly bites a woman's foot.
 An explosion blows the door of a cargo container open causing many, many snakes to empty into a cargo area. A snake slithers up a woman's dress as she sleeps. An enormous snake slithers along a glass lighting panel, which breaks, and the snake falls to the floor. Many snakes slither through a plane snapping at each other, shorting out equipment and coming near people.
 A man with a gun threatens another man. A man on a motorcycle is chased by men with guns and is shot at.
 A man shoots out two windows in a plane, many things are sucked out the open windows, and people hold on and almost lose their grip. A plane loses altitude, a man and a woman struggle to try to get it back on course and nearly crash into the ocean. A plane flies through a thunderstorm and heavy turbulence.
 A woman talks about a man gouging the eyes out of another man and feeding the eyes to pigs.


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LANGUAGE 6 - 18 F-words and its derivatives, 13 sexual references, 17 scatological terms, 11 anatomical terms, 15 mild obscenities, name-calling (punk), 5 religious profanities, 12 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman smoke a marijuana cigarette. A woman drinks alcohol from a flask and a man orders a gin and tonic. A young man drinks Red Bull. A man offers a woman a Xanax for her dog, which is afraid of flying.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Phobias (snakes, germs, heights, flying), corruption, organized crime.

MESSAGE - Snakes can really mess up a perfectly pleasant airplane trip.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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