History Film / SnakesOnAPlane

27th Jun '16 1:26:57 PM illbeback312
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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] ''Snakes on a Plane'' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] ''Snakes on a Plane'' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash motherfucking snakes on the motherfucking plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Snakes in reality act NOTHING like the snakes on this plane.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Snakes in reality act NOTHING like the motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane.



* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by snakes, he is forced to land the plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.

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* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by motherfucking snakes, he is forced to land the motherfucking plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.



* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the snakes on the plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after takeoff, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.

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* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the motherfucking snakes on the motherfucking plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after takeoff, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.



** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of motherfucking snakes onto a single motherfucking plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"



* KickTheDog: A quite literal example appears when the snakes are let loose on the plane and one businessman throws a SpoiledSweet's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its owner by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious, and to top it off it was a futile move as the massive snake swallowed it whole in less time than it took to throw the poor thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!

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* KickTheDog: A quite literal example appears when the motherfucking snakes are let loose on the motherfucking plane and one businessman throws a SpoiledSweet's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its owner by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious, and to top it off it was a futile move as the massive snake swallowed it whole in less time than it took to throw the poor thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!
26th Jun '16 5:20:59 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV. See IKnowMortalKombat above.

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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV.''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. See IKnowMortalKombat above.



* UnsatisfiableCustomer: When Paul the businessman is told that First Class is unavailable, he complains that he won't be able to reach his meeting on time. The stewardess snarks that the plane will arrive at the same time regardless of his seating arrangements. The blonde girl with the dog isn't much better, asking if it's safe.



* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the antivenom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.
** The novelization actually has him tortured to death by a sexy, sadistic Triad assassin sent by his superiors. She chains him to a hotel bed and threatens to inject him with pure cobra venom, albeit after doing things to him that she claims will have him begging for the venom before she's through.

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the antivenom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.
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chamber. The novelization actually has him tortured to death by a sexy, sadistic Triad assassin sent by his superiors. She chains him to a hotel bed and threatens to inject him with pure cobra venom, albeit after doing things to him that she claims will have him begging for the venom before she's through.
25th Jun '16 12:06:55 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* GoryDiscretionShot

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* GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]
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GoryDiscretionShot



* HandWave: The snakes' behavior reacted to giveaway leis sprayed with pheromones.
-->'''Neville''': Well, that's good news. Snakes on crack.

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* HandWave: HandWave:
** The entire plot rests on Kim having apparently exhausted every normal option in trying to kill Sean.
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The snakes' aggressive behavior reacted is attributed to the giveaway leis having been sprayed with pheromones.
-->'''Neville''': --->'''Neville''': Well, that's good news. Snakes on crack.



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday[=/=]GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]



* ItsTheOnlyWay: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"

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* ItsTheOnlyWay: ItsTheOnlyWay:
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{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"
14th Jun '16 8:19:43 PM Mdumas43073
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27th Mar '16 2:43:17 PM mlsmithca
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* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (what PhD isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.

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* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (what PhD [=PhD=] isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.
19th Mar '16 12:12:19 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Expy: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which, coupled with her love of tiny dogs, makes her an obvious one of Creator/ParisHilton.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which, coupled with her love of tiny dogs, makes her an obvious one of Creator/ParisHilton.
15th Feb '16 11:20:07 PM greed0
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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GranTurismo. See IKnowMortalKombat above.

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* PacManFever: A console flight sim isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plane. A game like VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with VideoGame/GranTurismo.VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV. See IKnowMortalKombat above.
10th Jan '16 6:49:56 AM Dravencour
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The other FBI agent with Flynn. Man, is ''he'' ever in the wrong movie.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The other FBI agent with Flynn. Man, Flynn is ophidiophobic. And man-oh-man, is ''he'' ever in the wrong movie.
10th Jan '16 6:49:08 AM Dravencour
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The other FBI agent with Flynn. Man, is ''he'' ever in the wrong movie.
2nd Nov '15 2:14:05 PM FF32
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* ChekovsGun: The cobra drawing one of the little boys does in the middle of the movie [[spoiler: which he uses to identify the snake that bit his brother at the end]].

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: The cobra drawing one of the little boys does in the middle of the movie [[spoiler: which he uses to identify the snake that bit his brother at the end]].
7th Sep '15 3:35:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly less than awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until Samuel L. Jackson threatened to quit.
25th May '15 1:07:45 PM ryanruff13
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: FX had "monkey-fighting snakes" on a "Monday-to-Friday plane", followed by "freaking windows".
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX9y2lAuo90 that's not even HALF of it]]! For one, there's mention of a "Thai [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]".



* GoshDangItToHeck: FX had "monkey-fighting" snakes on a "Monday-to-Friday" plane, followed by "fricking" windows.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX9y2lAuo90 that's not even HALF of it]]! For one, there's a Thai "[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]".
22nd Apr '15 12:54:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* TooDumbToLive: Eddie Kim.
17th Mar '15 1:18:19 AM R.G.
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted since all four black characters (Flynn, Three Gs, Troy and Big Leroy) manage to survive.
28th Feb '15 5:36:22 PM MarleeCross
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* ChekovsGun: The cobra drawing one of the little boys does in the middle of the movie [[spoiler: which he uses to identify the snake that bit his brother at the end]].
22nd Jan '15 4:01:33 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[AscendedMeme Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!]] Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some fuckin' windows!"''

The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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->''"[[AscendedMeme Enough ->''"Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!]] plane! Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some fuckin' windows!"''

The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes ''Snakes on a Plane''''' Plane'' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.
31st Dec '14 8:03:28 AM StFan
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14th Dec '14 3:17:21 AM bwburke94
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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor, gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.



* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly less than awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until Samuel L. Jackson threatened to quit in protest.

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* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly less than awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until Samuel L. Jackson threatened to quit in protest.quit.



* GroinAttack: Victim number 3 learns the hard way [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh5ykyP08c4 why you should NOT use the toilet when there are snakes on a motherfucking plane]].

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* GroinAttack: Victim number 3 learns the hard way [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh5ykyP08c4 why you should NOT use the toilet when there are motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking plane]].
13th Dec '14 8:31:31 PM Generality
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* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: One of the most exaggerated examples ever conceived.
29th Nov '14 1:55:35 PM BananaPancakes
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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/Jackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

The movie turned out exactly as ludicrous as the premise and title sound, and it [[RefugeInAudacity reveled in its]] {{So Bad Its Good}}-ness, with cheesy glowing effects, {{Gory Discretion Shot}}s, and tons of snakes. When the studio wanted to give it a [[ExecutiveMeddling serious title]] (''Pacific Air Flight 121'') and turn it into a more serious horror/action film, Jackson threatened to quit the project altogether. When the absurd title gained popularity with Internet nerds and became [[MemeticMutation a huge online meme]], the studio turned the film into a dark-comedy horror/action film, refilmed several scenes to add new lines (including the now-infamous [[ThrowItIn page-topping quote]]), and had the rating changed from PG-13 to R to accomodate the newfound audience. While the nerd-hype failed to translate into large-scale box office success, ''Snakes on a Plane'' did ultimately make a profit.

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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A Sean Jones (Nathan Phillips), who becomes an accidental witness to a murder of a prosecutor prosecutor, gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/Jackson) (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

The movie turned out exactly as ludicrous as the premise and title sound, and it [[RefugeInAudacity reveled in its]] {{So Bad Its Good}}-ness, SoBadItsGood-ness, with cheesy glowing effects, {{Gory Discretion Shot}}s, and tons of many snakes. When the studio wanted to give it a [[ExecutiveMeddling serious title]] (''Pacific Air Flight 121'') and turn it into a more serious horror/action film, Jackson threatened to quit the project altogether. When the absurd title gained popularity with Internet nerds and became [[MemeticMutation a huge online meme]], the studio turned the film into a dark-comedy horror/action film, refilmed several scenes to add new lines (including the now-infamous [[ThrowItIn page-topping quote]]), quotation]]), and had the rating changed upgraded from PG-13 to R to accomodate accommodate the newfound audience. While the nerd-hype failed to translate into large-scale box office success, ''Snakes on a Plane'' did ultimately make a profit.



In 2012, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/snakes-plane-australian-pilot-makes-emergency-landing-discovering-140345209.html it happened for real]], though only one snake showed up. Then it happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.htm Again, only one showed up. ]]

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In 2012, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/snakes-plane-australian-pilot-makes-emergency-landing-discovering-140345209.html it happened for real]], though only one snake showed up. Then it happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.htm Again, only one showed up. ]]



* AnyoneCanDie: Well, except Neville Flynn and his charge. Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't ''enough'' death in the film. Out of the 20 named characters on the plane, only 8 die.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: Well, except Neville Flynn and his charge. Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't ''enough'' death in the film. Out of the 20 twenty named characters on the plane, only 8 eight die.]]



* BecomingTheBoast: All those flight hours Troy logged? They were on a PS2 game. Nevertheless, he's able to successfully land the plane.

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* BecomingTheBoast: All those flight hours Troy logged? [[IKnowMortalKombat They were on a PS2 game. Nevertheless, he's able to successfully land the plane.plane without killing anyone who didn't already die by snake.]]



* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by snakes, he is forced to land the plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.
* ClusterFBomb: Flynn's "Enough is enough" rant. See the quote above.

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* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by snakes, he is forced to land the plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.
this.
* ClusterFBomb: Flynn's "Enough is enough" rant. See the quote quotation above.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: Pointed out by numerous characters. There's no way anyone would see this coming, and as Flynn himself points out, the snakes don't even have to bite the witness. They can just as easily cause the plane to crash by getting in the wiring.

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Pointed out by numerous characters. There's no way anyone would see this coming, and as Flynn himself points out, the snakes don't even have to bite the witness. They can just as easily cause the plane to crash by getting in the wiring.



* DeathBySex: Among the innocent passengers on the plane are a young couple who are all over each other before the plane even takes off. [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality Guess who dies first]].

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* DeathBySex: Among the innocent passengers on the plane are a young couple who are all over each other before the plane even takes off. [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality Guess who dies first]].



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: This movie has snakes. Those snakes are on a plane. There's your premise. A shining example of this trope; which provides the image for that page, and was the main reason Samuel L. Jackson was involved.
* Expy: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which coupled with her love of tiny dogs makes her an obvious one of ParisHilton.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: This movie has snakes. Those snakes are on a plane. There's your premise. A shining example of this trope; trope, which provides the image for that page, and was the main reason Samuel L. Jackson was involved.
* Expy: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which which, coupled with her love of tiny dogs dogs, makes her an obvious one of ParisHilton.Creator/ParisHilton.



* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly non-awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until Creator/SamuelLJackson threatened to quit in protest.

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* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly non-awesome less than awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until Creator/SamuelLJackson Samuel L. Jackson threatened to quit in protest.



* GoshDangItToHeck: FX had "monkey-fighting" snakes on a "Monday-to-Friday" plane, followed by "fricking" windows.

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* GoshDangItToHeck: FX had "monkey-fighting" snakes on a "Monday-to-Friday" plane, followed by "fricking" windows.



* HandWave: The snakes' behavior is handwaved as them reacting to giveaway leis sprayed with pheromones.
-->"Great. Snakes on crack."
* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the snakes on the plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after take-off, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday / GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch

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* HandWave: The snakes' behavior is handwaved as them reacting reacted to giveaway leis sprayed with pheromones.
-->"Great. -->'''Neville''': Well, that's good news. Snakes on crack."
crack.
* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the snakes on the plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after take-off, takeoff, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday / GirlfriendInCanada: HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday[=/=]GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuchHeKnowsTooMuch: Kim going after Sean.



* ItsTheOnlyWay, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds with "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"
** On the heroic side, Jackson's character tells the plan to his superiors at the FBI, to which they respond, "What kind of insane plan is that?"
* MileHighClub

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* ItsTheOnlyWay, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]: ItsTheOnlyWay: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds with responds, "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"
** On the heroic side, Jackson's character Agent Flynn tells the plan to his superiors at the FBI, to which they respond, "What kind of insane plan is that?"
* MileHighClub
that?"



* MileHighClub



* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum's ''Snakes On A Train''. Totally not kidding. Then you have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYCi3wP-W8 Cats on a Plane]].
* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (which Ph.D isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.
* OscarBait: PlayedForLaughs during the MTV movie awards:
--> '''Samuel L Jackson:''' I'm here tonight to present the award everyone's been waiting for: best movie. This award holds a special place in my heart because next year I'll be winning it for Snakes on a Plane. Now I know, I know that sounds cocky, but I don't give a damn. I'm guaranteeing that Snakes on a Plane will win best movie next year. Does not matter what else is coming out. New James Bond... no snakes in that! Ocean's 13... where my snakes at? Shrek the Third... green, but not a snake. No movie shall triumph over Snakes on a Plane. Unless I happen to feel like making a movie called Mo' Motha-fuckin' Snakes on Mo' Motha-fuckin' Planes.

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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum's Creator/TheAsylum's ''Snakes On A on a Train''. Totally not kidding. Then you have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYCi3wP-W8 Cats on a Plane]].
* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (which Ph.D (what PhD isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.
* OscarBait: PlayedForLaughs during the MTV movie awards:
--> '''Samuel L Jackson:'''
Movie Awards:
-->'''Samuel L. Jackson''':
I'm here tonight to present the award everyone's been waiting for: best movie. This award holds a special place in my heart because next year I'll be winning it for Snakes ''Snakes on a Plane.Plane''. Now I know, I know that sounds cocky, but I don't give a damn. I'm guaranteeing that Snakes on a Plane will win best movie next year. Does not matter what else is coming out. New James Bond... ''Franchise/JamesBond''... no snakes in that! Ocean's 13... ''Film/OceansThirteen''... where my snakes at? Shrek the Third...''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''... green, but not a snake. No movie shall triumph over Snakes ''Snakes on a Plane. Plane''. Unless I happen to feel like making a movie called Mo' ''Mo' Motha-fuckin' Snakes on Mo' Motha-fuckin' Planes.Planes''.



** "Great, snakes on ''crack!''"

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** "Great, snakes on ''crack!''"''crack''!"



** "All praises to the Playstation!"
** Averted with the flight simulator Troy mentions as it [[PacManFever doesn't exist.]]
* RedHerring: One of the passengers is an Asian guy with tattoos and a suspicious arm wound, he looks like he'd be the kind of guy Eddie Kim would employ. But, it turns out he's just another passenger in danger like the rest of them. He even saves someone from a snake with his bare hands.

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** "All praises to the Playstation!"
[=PlayStation=]!"
** Averted with the flight simulator Troy mentions as it [[PacManFever doesn't exist.]]
exist]].
* RedHerring: One of the passengers is an Asian guy with tattoos and a suspicious arm wound, he looks like he'd be the kind of guy Eddie Kim would employ. But, it turns out he's just another passenger in danger like the rest of them. He even saves someone from a snake with his bare hands.



--> "Don't you think I exhausted every other option?!"

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--> "Don't -->"Don't you think I exhausted every other option?!"



* {{Retirony}}: Two stewardesses are on their last flight. It's pretty much a given that the one who specifically mentions that they put off retiring for one last flight is going to die. The other one is planning on retiring to go to law school (as opposed to outright retiring). [[spoiler:She lives]].

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* {{Retirony}}: Two stewardesses are on their last flight. It's pretty much a given that the one who specifically mentions that they put off retiring for one last flight is going to die. The other one is planning on retiring to go to law school (as opposed to outright retiring). [[spoiler:She lives]].lives.]]



--> '''Flynn:''' Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these monkey-fightin' snakes on this Monday to Friday plane! Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some freaking windows!

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--> '''Flynn:''' -->'''Flynn:''' Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these monkey-fightin' snakes on this Monday to Friday Monday-to-Friday plane! Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some freaking windows!



* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the anti-venom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the anti-venom, antivenom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.
20th Nov '14 8:58:13 PM JohnnyLurg
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* Expy: According to the novelization, Mercedes is a hotel heiress, which coupled with her love of tiny dogs makes her an obvious one of ParisHilton.


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* SpoiledSweet: Mercedes.
23rd Oct '14 6:42:44 PM Gregzilla
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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (Creator/SamuelLJackson) (Creator/Jackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: Pointed out by numerous characters. There's no way anyone would see this coming, and as Samuel L. Jackson himself points out, the snakes don't even have to bite the witness. They can just as easily cause the plane to crash by getting in the wiring.

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Pointed out by numerous characters. There's no way anyone would see this coming, and as Samuel L. Jackson Flynn himself points out, the snakes don't even have to bite the witness. They can just as easily cause the plane to crash by getting in the wiring.



* KingpinInHisGym: Crime boss Eddie Kim is shown practicing karate while ordering the titular plan. Could have been a ChekhovsGun for an eventual Kung Fu faceoff with Creator/SamuelLJackson, but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot nope]].

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* KingpinInHisGym: Crime boss Eddie Kim is shown practicing karate while ordering the titular plan. Could have been a ChekhovsGun for an eventual Kung Fu faceoff with Creator/SamuelLJackson, but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot nope]].It doesn't really mean anything to the plot.



* OneLiner: Other than the infamous "Enough is ''enough''! I have ''had'' it with these muthafuckin' '''snakes''' on this muthafuckin' '''plane!'''", there's also Creator/SamuelLJackson's "ALL PRAISES TO THE PLAYSTATION!"

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* OneLiner: Other than the infamous "Enough is ''enough''! I have ''had'' it with these muthafuckin' '''snakes''' on this muthafuckin' '''plane!'''", there's also Creator/SamuelLJackson's Flynn's "ALL PRAISES TO THE PLAYSTATION!"



* RuleOfCool: Samuel L. Jackson. 'Nuff said.

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* RuleOfCool: Samuel L. Jackson. 'Nuff said.The entire premise of the movie.



* {{Terrified of Germs}} The rapper is very much so.

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* {{Terrified of Germs}} TerrifiedOfGerms: The rapper is very much so.



--> '''Samuel L Jackson:''' Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these monkey-fightin' snakes on this Monday to Friday plane! Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some freaking windows!

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--> '''Samuel L Jackson:''' '''Flynn:''' Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these monkey-fightin' snakes on this Monday to Friday plane! Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some freaking windows!
23rd Oct '14 6:37:50 PM Gregzilla
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* AnyoneCanDie: Unless you're Samuel L. Jackson.
** Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't ''enough'' death in the film. Out of the 20 named characters on the plane, only 8 die.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: Unless you're Samuel L. Jackson.
**
Well, except Neville Flynn and his charge. Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't ''enough'' death in the film. Out of the 20 named characters on the plane, only 8 die.]]



* {{Badass}}: Did you not ''see'' who stars in this thing?
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Extremely averted.

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* {{Badass}}: Did you not ''see'' who stars in this thing?
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Extremely averted.
Flynn.
25th Aug '14 10:37:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* HateSink: Being a killer-animal story, there's Paul, a businessman who is obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious and only exists so the audience can cheer when he dies. In contrast, the guy who put the snakes on the plane simply disappears from the narrative entirely because there's no believable way to put him on the plane after take-off, and extending the action beyond what the audience came for would have probably induced EndingFatigue.
25th Jul '14 11:17:35 AM case
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* AssholeVictim: Paul, the obnoxious dog-hating businessman.

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* AssholeVictim: Paul, the obnoxious [[HateSink obnoxious]] dog-hating businessman.
21st Jun '14 10:11:59 AM SharleeD
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: One of the snakes that invades the cockpit is a Gaboon viper.
21st Jun '14 10:04:02 AM SharleeD
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* AnimalAssassin: Taking this trope UpToEleven is the whole point of the film.
22nd May '14 11:09:15 AM HudsonHawk
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* HandWave: The snakes' behavior is handwaved as them having been sprayed with pheromones.

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* HandWave: The snakes' behavior is handwaved as them having been reacting to giveaway leis sprayed with pheromones.
29th Apr '14 11:43:24 AM despoa
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''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking pages.''

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''I've ->''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking pages.''
29th Apr '14 11:37:15 AM despoa
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Sam Jackson's reason for starring in the movie. Specifically the title.



* FakeAmerican: Australian Nathan Phillips just doesn't cut it.



* NotScreenedForCritics: [[PennyArcade It's not]] ''[[PennyArcade for]]'' [[PennyArcade them]].
22nd Apr '14 4:37:01 AM Ciara13
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** Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't enough death in the film. Out of the 20 characters on the plane, only 8 die.]]

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** Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't enough ''enough'' death in the film. Out of the 20 named characters on the plane, only 8 die.]]



** After Jackson "opens up a fucking window", when the python (which had previously eaten a man) gets sucked out you can see a human shaped bulge in it.

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** After Jackson "opens up a fucking window", when the python (which had previously eaten a man) gets sucked out out, you can see a human shaped bulge in it.
19th Feb '14 6:58:24 AM case
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* VoodooShark: The snakes being so vicious is explained by pheromones, which still raises questions.
16th Feb '14 8:05:04 AM jghjhgjhkjj
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* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly non-awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until SamuelLJackson threatened to quit in protest.

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* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly non-awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until SamuelLJackson Creator/SamuelLJackson threatened to quit in protest.



* KingpinInHisGym: Crime boss Eddie Kim is shown practicing karate while ordering the titular plan. Could have been a ChekhovsGun for an eventual Kung Fu faceoff with SamuelLJackson, but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot nope]].

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* KingpinInHisGym: Crime boss Eddie Kim is shown practicing karate while ordering the titular plan. Could have been a ChekhovsGun for an eventual Kung Fu faceoff with SamuelLJackson, Creator/SamuelLJackson, but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot nope]].



* OneLiner: Other than the infamous "Enough is ''enough''! I have ''had'' it with these muthafuckin' '''snakes''' on this muthafuckin' '''plane!'''", there's also SamuelLJackson's "ALL PRAISES TO THE PLAYSTATION!"

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* OneLiner: Other than the infamous "Enough is ''enough''! I have ''had'' it with these muthafuckin' '''snakes''' on this muthafuckin' '''plane!'''", there's also SamuelLJackson's Creator/SamuelLJackson's "ALL PRAISES TO THE PLAYSTATION!"
1st Feb '14 11:17:21 PM dmcreif
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''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking windows.''

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''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking windows.pages.''
3rd Jan '14 9:51:32 PM JIKTV
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** "WHO'S YOUR DADDY NOW [[JustAddBitch BITCH]]!?"

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** "WHO'S YOUR DADDY NOW [[JustAddBitch [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH]]!?"
31st Oct '13 1:40:20 PM MarkLungo
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->''[[AscendedMeme Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!]] Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some fuckin' windows!''

The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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->''[[AscendedMeme ->''"[[AscendedMeme Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!]] Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some fuckin' windows!''

windows!"''

The 2006 [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (SamuelLJackson) (Creator/SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.
9th Oct '13 8:00:49 AM ImminentBread
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* PacManFever: A console flight sim is not complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plain A game like Microsofts Fligt Simulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with GranTurismo. See IKnowMortalKombat above

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* PacManFever: A console flight sim is not isn't complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plain plane. A game like Microsofts Fligt Simulator VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight flight; it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with GranTurismo. VideoGame/GranTurismo. See IKnowMortalKombat aboveabove.



** Averted with the flight simulator Troy mentions as it [[PacManFever doesn't exist]]

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** Averted with the flight simulator Troy mentions as it [[PacManFever doesn't exist]]exist.]]
24th Aug '13 12:15:07 PM Jeduthun
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** And, even more weirdly, "Son of a Basque!"
20th Jul '13 11:20:25 PM SharleeD
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* HeroicSacrifice: The flight attendant who gets bitten while rescuing the baby.
13th Jun '13 5:25:36 PM cyberxigbar
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* UnusualEuphemism: The TV broadcast version gave us this line:
--> '''Samuel L Jackson:''' Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these monkey-fightin' snakes on this Monday to Friday plane! Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some freaking windows!
11th Jun '13 7:36:52 AM pikachukid
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* ArmorIsUseless: Mentioned in the article, armor is often only useful when concealed. The witness is bitten by a snake that had escaped notice and turns out to be wearing body armor.



* ArmorIsUseless: Mentioned in the article, armor is often only useful when concealed. The witness is bitten by a snake that had escaped notice and turns out to be wearing body armor.

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* ArmorIsUseless: Mentioned in AssholeVictim: Paul, the article, armor is often only useful when concealed. The witness is bitten by a snake that had escaped notice and turns out to be wearing body armor.obnoxious dog-hating businessman.
27th May '13 5:30:17 AM johnnye
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* ContinuousDecompression: The result of "open[ing] some fuckin' windows".
12th Apr '13 10:55:54 AM spongeboy1985
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* PacManFever: A console flight sim is not complex enough to teach anyone how to fly a plain A game like Microsofts Fligt Simulator might, but there aren't really any flight games on consoles sophisticated enough to simulate real flight it would be the equivalent of learning how to drive with GranTurismo. See IKnowMortalKombat above


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** Averted with the flight simulator Troy mentions as it [[PacManFever doesn't exist]]
31st Mar '13 12:35:52 PM RavenWilder
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* RefugeInAudacity: Pretty much the whole thing. The villain's plan itself fits, as they bring up: it's such a ridiculous plan, who would ever have seen it coming, believed it, or safeguarded against it?

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* RefugeInAudacity: Pretty much the whole thing. The villain's plan itself fits, as they bring up: plan: it's such a ridiculous plan, who would ever have seen it coming, believed it, or safeguarded against it?
21st Mar '13 4:16:09 AM GhostOfAGeek
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In 2012, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/snakes-plane-australian-pilot-makes-emergency-landing-discovering-140345209.html it happened for real]], though only one snake showed up.

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In 2012, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/snakes-plane-australian-pilot-makes-emergency-landing-discovering-140345209.html it happened for real]], though only one snake showed up.
up. Then it happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.htm Again, only one showed up. ]]



It happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.htm Again, only one showed up. ]]







''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking windows.''

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\n''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking windows.''''
----
15th Mar '13 9:02:10 PM Craver357
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* ClusterFBomb: [[MemeticMutation You know the one.]]

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* ClusterFBomb: [[MemeticMutation You know Flynn's "Enough is enough" rant. See the one.]]quote above.
15th Mar '13 1:40:15 PM rman
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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Pointed out by numerous characters. There's no way anyone would see this coming, and as Samuel L. Jackson himself points out, the snakes don't even have to bite the witness. They can just as easily cause the plane to crash by getting in the wiring.



* {{Retirony}}: Two stewardesses are on their last flight. It's pretty much a given that the one who specifically mentions that they put off retiring for one last flight is going to die.

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* {{Retirony}}: Two stewardesses are on their last flight. It's pretty much a given that the one who specifically mentions that they put off retiring for one last flight is going to die. The other one is planning on retiring to go to law school (as opposed to outright retiring). [[spoiler:She lives]].
9th Mar '13 4:11:29 PM ChrisX
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!! ''Snakes on a Plane'' provides examples of these motherfucking tropes (on this motherfucking plane):

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!! ''Snakes on a Plane'' provides examples of these motherfucking tropes (on this motherfucking plane):
site):
2nd Mar '13 5:26:48 PM Freyaday
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The 2006 "PsychologicalThriller" '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

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The 2006 "PsychologicalThriller" [[ScareQuotes "]]PsychologicalThriller[[ScareQuotes "]] '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.
2nd Mar '13 5:33:06 AM atheist723
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* GagBoobs: The chick of the first couple to be killed has a pretty impressive rack. When they are attacked by snakes, one of them bites her on the nipple. The species of snake that bit her was apparently a 'milk snake'.

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* GagBoobs: The chick of the first couple to be killed has a pretty impressive rack. When they are attacked by snakes, one of them bites her on the nipple. The species of snake that bit her was apparently a 'milk snake'.'[[StealthPun milk snake]]'.
27th Dec '12 8:51:53 AM erforce
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SOAP_poster.jpg

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* OneSceneWonder: The martial artist. People wished he got more scenes.
3rd Dec '12 4:50:32 AM IndigoAlbatross
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* DeathByPragmatism: The poster child for this trope. If you're being attacked by hungry giant snakes, throwing a dog to them is only sane.
** No it is not, you horrible monstrous person, you. That dog would barely have made a snack for ''one'' of those snakes.

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* DeathByPragmatism: The poster child for this trope. If you're being attacked by hungry giant snakes, throwing a dog to them is only sane.
** No it is not, you horrible monstrous person, you. That dog would barely have made a snack for ''one'' of those snakes.
may not be the best choice.
26th Nov '12 4:34:41 AM ShadowElrondsel
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It happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.html Again, only one showed up. ]]

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It happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.html htm Again, only one showed up. ]]
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It happened again in Scotland. [[http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3499/20121027/snakes-plane-snake-found-scotland.html Again, only one showed up. ]]
26th Oct '12 8:34:31 PM eah
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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum's ''Snakes On A Train''. Totally not kidding.

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* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum's ''Snakes On A Train''. Totally not kidding. Then you have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYCi3wP-W8 Cats on a Plane]].
22nd Oct '12 7:56:11 PM ChrisX
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!! ''Snakes on a Plane'' provides examples of the following tropes (on a plane):

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!! ''Snakes on a Plane'' provides examples of the following these motherfucking tropes (on a this motherfucking plane):
20th Oct '12 7:37:14 PM AnaSofia
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* KickTheDog: When the snakes are loosed on the plane, one businessman throws a RichBitch's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. It more or less fails completely as the massive snake swallows it whole in less time than it took to throw the thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!
** Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its master by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious and the master herself was less of a RichBitch and actually a fairly nice person.

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* KickTheDog: When A quite literal example appears when the snakes are loosed let loose on the plane, plane and one businessman throws a RichBitch's SpoiledSweet's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. It more or less fails completely as the massive snake swallows it whole in less time than it took to throw the thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!
**
Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its master owner by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious unconscious, and to top it off it was a futile move as the master herself was massive snake swallowed it whole in less of time than it took to throw the poor thing. Have a RichBitch and actually a fairly nice person.KarmicDeath, buddy!
9th Oct '12 8:52:09 PM TeraChimera
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[[redirect:Main/SnakesOnAPlane]]

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->''[[AscendedMeme Enough is enough! I have HAD IT with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!]] Everybody strap in; I'm about to open some fuckin' windows!''

The 2006 "PsychologicalThriller" '''''Snakes on a Plane''''' does pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A witness to a murder of a prosecutor gets hunted by [[strike:Asian]] Hawaiian gangsters, so the FBI puts him under the escort of agent Neville Flynn (SamuelLJackson) as he flies from Hawaii to California to testify. The gangsters come up with an unusual method of trying to bring the plane down: they unleash snakes on the plane during the flight to try and bring it down before it gets to California. Lots of people die, sacrifices get made to save lives, and Flynn kicks reptilian ass.

The movie turned out exactly as ludicrous as the premise and title sound, and it [[RefugeInAudacity reveled in its]] {{So Bad Its Good}}-ness, with cheesy glowing effects, {{Gory Discretion Shot}}s, and tons of snakes. When the studio wanted to give it a [[ExecutiveMeddling serious title]] (''Pacific Air Flight 121'') and turn it into a more serious horror/action film, Jackson threatened to quit the project altogether. When the absurd title gained popularity with Internet nerds and became [[MemeticMutation a huge online meme]], the studio turned the film into a dark-comedy horror/action film, refilmed several scenes to add new lines (including the now-infamous [[ThrowItIn page-topping quote]]), and had the rating changed from PG-13 to R to accomodate the newfound audience. While the nerd-hype failed to translate into large-scale box office success, ''Snakes on a Plane'' did ultimately make a profit.

In 2010, an actual plane crashed in the Congo due to a panic caused by an escaped crocodile. How many passengers survived? One (plus the crocodile, which an emergency response unit promptly slaughtered with machetes after arriving at the scene).

In 2012, [[http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/snakes-plane-australian-pilot-makes-emergency-landing-discovering-140345209.html it happened for real]], though only one snake showed up.

''This time...''

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!! ''Snakes on a Plane'' provides examples of the following tropes (on a plane):

* AnyoneCanDie: Unless you're Samuel L. Jackson.
** Honestly, it could be argued that [[spoiler:there wasn't enough death in the film. Out of the 20 characters on the plane, only 8 die.]]
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Snakes in reality act NOTHING like the snakes on this plane.
** Then again, the pheromones and stuff, so it's also ArtisticLicenseChemistry.
* AscendedMeme: Seemingly out of nowhere, the internet pounced upon the pitch and made it a MemeticBadass of a movie. With a proven audience, the obvious thing to do was to make it.
* ArmorIsUseless: Mentioned in the article, armor is often only useful when concealed. The witness is bitten by a snake that had escaped notice and turns out to be wearing body armor.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Sam Jackson's reason for starring in the movie. Specifically the title.
* {{Badass}}: Did you not ''see'' who stars in this thing?
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Extremely averted.
* BecomingTheBoast: All those flight hours Troy logged? They were on a PS2 game. Nevertheless, he's able to successfully land the plane.
* BookEnds: "What was the first thing I ever said to you?"
* CampingACrapper: The DeathBySex and GroinAttack victims are attacked in the airline's lavatory.
* CampStraight: The male steward.
* ClosestThingWeGot: Troy is not a pilot but when both pilots are killed by snakes, he is forced to land the plane. Flynn even tells MissionControl this.
* ClusterFBomb: [[MemeticMutation You know the one.]]
* ConvenientDecoyCat: Inverted. The luggage inspection dogs detect the snakes, but the handlers think they're just barking at a [[ThatPoorCat hissing cat]] and move on. [[FridgeBrilliance Come to think of it]], the bad guys may have planted that cat there for that purpose.
* CrashCourseLanding
* DeathByPragmatism: The poster child for this trope. If you're being attacked by hungry giant snakes, throwing a dog to them is only sane.
** No it is not, you horrible monstrous person, you. That dog would barely have made a snack for ''one'' of those snakes.
* DeathBySex: Among the innocent passengers on the plane are a young couple who are all over each other before the plane even takes off. [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality Guess who dies first]].
* DeathInTheClouds
* [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard on a Plane With Snakes on It]]
* DramaticLandfallShot
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: This movie has snakes. Those snakes are on a plane. There's your premise. A shining example of this trope; which provides the image for that page, and was the main reason Samuel L. Jackson was involved.
* EyeScream: Two in fact, a woman is bitten in the eye and a man is sprayed in the eyes with poison causing foam to pour from them.
* FailOSuckyname: ExecutiveMeddling nearly saddled the movie with the decidedly non-awesome title ''Pacific Air Flight 121'', until SamuelLJackson threatened to quit in protest.
* FakeAmerican: Australian Nathan Phillips just doesn't cut it.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At one point in the movie, a person picks up a snake and throws it into an oven in the airplane galley, then hits a random button and cooks the snake. Pause right as the finger is about to hit the button, and you'll see the button actually reads "Snake."
** After Jackson "opens up a fucking window", when the python (which had previously eaten a man) gets sucked out you can see a human shaped bulge in it.
* GagBoobs: The chick of the first couple to be killed has a pretty impressive rack. When they are attacked by snakes, one of them bites her on the nipple. The species of snake that bit her was apparently a 'milk snake'.
* GoshDangItToHeck: FX had "monkey-fighting" snakes on a "Monday-to-Friday" plane, followed by "fricking" windows.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX9y2lAuo90 that's not even HALF of it]]! For one, there's a Thai "[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]]".
* GoryDiscretionShot
* GroinAttack: Victim number 3 learns the hard way [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh5ykyP08c4 why you should NOT use the toilet when there are snakes on a motherfucking plane]].
-->"Fucking snake, get off my dick!"
* HandWave: The snakes' behavior is handwaved as them having been sprayed with pheromones.
-->"Great. Snakes on crack."
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday / GirlfriendInCanada: The very effeminate air steward mentions his girlfriend a couple times. No one buys it. [[spoiler:But subverted at the end, when his very real, very hot girlfriend shows up at the end and he kisses her passionately enough to kill all doubt.]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch
* HighConcept: The entire concept is practically encapsulated in its title.
* HilariousOuttakes: Love the film? Then you'll definitely love the [[http://youtu.be/qwFIVokurHQ bloopers.]]
* IKnowMortalKombat: Kenan Thompson's character (Troy) is called upon to land the plane after all of the snakes have been eradicated. He's been playing a PSP flight simulator throughout the trip, and he says he got his training from it... even though his brother has the high score. [[spoiler:Also, he doesn't do an expert job, to say the least.]]
* ImpendingDoomPOV: Used a ''lot''.
* InfantImmortality: Even if it takes a HeroicSacrifice or two to maintain this trope. Although one kid ''did'' get bitten, albeit not killed.
* ItsTheOnlyWay, [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]: The villain releases a bunch of snakes onto a single plane to catch one kid who may have been the witness to the murder he committed. One of his lackeys questions whether or not it was all worth it, and he responds with "Don't you think I've exhausted every other option?!"
** On the heroic side, Jackson's character tells the plan to his superiors at the FBI, to which they respond, "What kind of insane plan is that?"
* MileHighClub
* KickTheDog: When the snakes are loosed on the plane, one businessman throws a RichBitch's chihuahua into their path so that he can get himself out of there safely. It more or less fails completely as the massive snake swallows it whole in less time than it took to throw the thing. Have a nice KarmicDeath, buddy!
** Made especially bad as the dog in question had earlier saved its master by driving the snakes away from her while she was unconscious and the master herself was less of a RichBitch and actually a fairly nice person.
* KingpinInHisGym: Crime boss Eddie Kim is shown practicing karate while ordering the titular plan. Could have been a ChekhovsGun for an eventual Kung Fu faceoff with SamuelLJackson, but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot nope]].
* MistakenForGay: The film's only plot twist.
* TheMockbuster: TheAsylum's ''Snakes On A Train''. Totally not kidding.
* {{Nerd}}: Averted. Dr. Steven Price, the snake expert consulted by the FBI, is a bit eccentric (which Ph.D isn't?), but is professional, calm and collected, basically gives the FBI their most important leads and greatly assists medical personnel with treatment. He manages to communicate his expertise to laypeople quickly, in terms they understand, without coming across as an arrogant asshole or using SpockSpeak -- professional, but clearly understands that people's lives are at stake. Dr. Price should be the model for film scientists everywhere.
* NotScreenedForCritics: [[PennyArcade It's not]] ''[[PennyArcade for]]'' [[PennyArcade them]].
* OneSceneWonder: The martial artist. People wished he got more scenes.
* OscarBait: PlayedForLaughs during the MTV movie awards:
--> '''Samuel L Jackson:''' I'm here tonight to present the award everyone's been waiting for: best movie. This award holds a special place in my heart because next year I'll be winning it for Snakes on a Plane. Now I know, I know that sounds cocky, but I don't give a damn. I'm guaranteeing that Snakes on a Plane will win best movie next year. Does not matter what else is coming out. New James Bond... no snakes in that! Ocean's 13... where my snakes at? Shrek the Third... green, but not a snake. No movie shall triumph over Snakes on a Plane. Unless I happen to feel like making a movie called Mo' Motha-fuckin' Snakes on Mo' Motha-fuckin' Planes.
* OneLiner: Other than the infamous "Enough is ''enough''! I have ''had'' it with these muthafuckin' '''snakes''' on this muthafuckin' '''plane!'''", there's also SamuelLJackson's "ALL PRAISES TO THE PLAYSTATION!"
** "WHO'S YOUR DADDY NOW [[JustAddBitch BITCH]]!?"
** "Great, snakes on ''crack!''"
* OrificeEvacuation
* ProductPlacement: Taken to an absurd extreme, from the slow-motion drinking of Red Bull in the opening sequence to the Pepsi bottle careening toward the camera on a steward's cart.
** Forget that, there's one shot where someone opens their [=MacBook=] laptop, causing the entire Apple logo to fill the screen for a solid three seconds.
** "All praises to the Playstation!"
* RedHerring: One of the passengers is an Asian guy with tattoos and a suspicious arm wound, he looks like he'd be the kind of guy Eddie Kim would employ. But, it turns out he's just another passenger in danger like the rest of them. He even saves someone from a snake with his bare hands.
* RefugeInAudacity: Pretty much the whole thing. The villain's plan itself fits, as they bring up: it's such a ridiculous plan, who would ever have seen it coming, believed it, or safeguarded against it?
--> "Don't you think I exhausted every other option?!"
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: But they're not the only ones in this movie who are...
* {{Retirony}}: Two stewardesses are on their last flight. It's pretty much a given that the one who specifically mentions that they put off retiring for one last flight is going to die.
* RuleOfCool: Samuel L. Jackson. 'Nuff said.
* SexyStewardess: Tiffany and Claire both certainly qualify.
* SortingAlgorithmOfMortality: In full effect. Start with DeathBySex, followed by {{Retirony}}, followed by [[AssholeVictim the man]] [[KickTheDog who throws a dog at the snakes]].
* SuckOutThePoison
* {{Terrified of Germs}} The rapper is very much so.
* TogetherInDeath: Among the passengers are a pair of newlyweds flying back from their honeymoon. They get bitten around the same time and die in each other's arms.
* TooDumbToLive: Eddie Kim.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Eddie Kim, the gangster who released the snakes, disappears completely from the film after releasing said [[ExpospeakGag eponymous limbless reptiles onto the aforementioned fixed-wing aircraft]]. But it's mentioned that, in their hunt to find the anti-venom, the authorities gathered enough evidence to charge Eddie with attempted murder for the whole flight...to the point that his only choices after a trial will be the needle or the gas chamber.
** The novelization actually has him tortured to death by a sexy, sadistic Triad assassin sent by his superiors. She chains him to a hotel bed and threatens to inject him with pure cobra venom, albeit after doing things to him that she claims will have him begging for the venom before she's through.

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''I've had it with these motherfucking tropes in this motherfucking article! Everybody press the 'Back' button! I'm about to open some new fucking windows.''
8th Oct '12 9:32:16 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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