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Snake & Mongoo$e (2013)

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In nature, the snake and mongoose are the deadliest of enemies-genetically encoded to eternally fight to the death without mercy. Beginning in the 1960's, the nature of that dynamic was strategically and expertly applied to the historic rivalry between Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen in the most unlikely of venues-a "minor" sport struggling for attention on dusty drag-racing strips at tracks across the country. There, Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, did, in fact, compete aggressively for dominance in the nascent sport of drag racing. Racing aficionados probably know that much of the story by now. But, what if that rivalry spawned something more than victories and defeats? What if it created a unique and unlikely friendship out of the smoke of battle? What if Snake and Mongoo$e were quietly the closest of friends even as their rivalry intensified? What if they shared the joy and pain of life when they were not busy competing? What if their mutual respect, racing nerve, thirst for fame and compensation, and their desire to advance their thrilling, but extremely dangerous, sport brought them together as something more than mere rivals? What if a perfect storm of conditions transformed their competition into something greater-a blood kinship that enabled them to team up in order to revolutionize an entire industry? (c) Official Site

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Cast

Jesse Williams
as Don "The Snake" Prudhomme
Richard Blake
as Tom "The Mongoo$e" McEwen
Noah Wyle
as Art Spear
Tim Blake Nelson
as Mike McAllister
Fred Dryer
as Ed Donovan
Ashley Grace
as Lynn Prudhomme
Ian Ziering
as Keith Black
Kim Shaw
as Judy McEwen
John Heard
as Wally Parks
Leonardo Nam
as Roland Leong
Maxwell Perry Cotton
as Jamie (at 11)
Devin Brochu
as Tommy (at 13)
Ken Medlock
as Mr. McWhorter
Susan Traylor
as Mrs. McWhorter
Gabriel Sunday
as Larry Wood
Joshua Leonard
as Thomas Greer
Don Prudhomme
as Pit Boss #1
Tom McEwen
as Pit Boss #2
Sean Brenden Brosnan
as Kenny Youngblood
Trevor Matthews
as Bob Bradt
Bradford Nemmers
as Alan Gillis
Neil Arnote
as Jim Rickart
Carson Lev
as Lions Announcer
Ron Capps
as Lou Barney
Mason Welch
as Jamie (at 5)
Mason Cotton
as Tommy (at 7)
Jake Peck
as Joey (at 3)
Lincoln Nemeth
as Baby Donna Prudhomme
Dylan Black
as Baby Tommy
Cormac Fraser
as Baby Jamie
Anna Colona
as Betty Sue
Beau Maxon
as Tattoo'd Brother #1
Skylar Maxon
as Tattoo'd Brother #2
Peter Angelikis
as Army Lieutenant
Gus Lynch
as Army Representative
David Noel Kittle
as Pals-Kid #1
Ryan Adams
as Kid #2
Genevieve Chappell
as Linda Vaughn
Najj Navo
as African-American Father
Gerdan Burton
as African-American Son
Jessica Monda
as Halter Girl
Whitney Moore
as Kissing Girl
Mason Cobb
as Kissing Boy
Erin Pickett
as Trophy Girl #1
Brooke Lynn Howard
as Trophy Girl #2
Kiki McCleary
as Bar Girl
David McClelland
as Voiceover Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Snake & Mongoo$e

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Hot rod fans will race to this sports bio-drama drenched in period authenticity.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Snake & Mongoo$e is a lovely little gem of a film, though, like all gems, it's not flawless.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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This chintzy, awkward dramatization of a real-life racing rivalry is a real drag.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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A flawed but essential film for its target audience.

September 5, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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Enjoyable drag racing movie has smoking, mild profanity.

April 22, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

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