A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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Silent Tongue (1993)
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This is a western ghost story written and directed by Sam Shepard that seems to be known mostly as the last film to be released that River Phoenix acted in before he died. As two men are riding horses across the plains we see a rattlesnake coiled and hear it rattling for a few seconds to remind us that this is a dangerous place. Later, a young Native American woman riding a horse hears rattling and turns around to see a sidewinder. (The film takes place in Llano Estacado, which is in Texas and New Mexico where there are no sidewinders.) A few minutes later we see her roasting something long and thin over a fire that is attached to a long stick that is probably supposed to be a snake and then eating it. I don't know what else it could be. We didn't see her kill it, but it was probably supposed to be the sidewinder.

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