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




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The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
 
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"The extraordinary true adventure of Burt Munro from Down Under"

Anthony Hopkins is Burt Munro an old guy who comes to America to set a speed record with his Indian motorcycle. His trailer loses a wheel when he's driving somewhere in the California desert. He meets an old woman who helps him fix his wheel then takes him to boot hill to show him her ex-husbands grave. This is how old women seduce old men, I guess. Burt talks about how thoughts of death cross his mind when you get to be his age, then out of nowhere a rattlesnake conveniently appears and strikes at him (not once, which would be realistic, but three times) just in case you didn't get the previous message about the fragile and transient nature of life and all that. Burt doesn't have the common sense to jump away from the snake which is rattling and hissing and striking at him as they always do in movies because he's from New Zealand where they don't have snakes. But he somehow manages not to get bitten. She says she should move there because she hates those damn rattlers. They used a Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake for the scene, which isn't really found on the route he would have taken from Hollywood to the Bonneville Salt Flats, but I can forgive that since the snake gives an admirable performance with all those strikes up at the stuntman's leg.
 

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