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Jesse Williams, left, plays Don "the Snake" Prudhomme; Richard Blake is Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen in the movie.
Jesse Williams, left, plays Don "the Snake" Prudhomme; Richard Blake is Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen in the movie.
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You could say Snake & Mongoo$e is an incredible true story of two drags queens, and you'd be puttering out.
The film is the real-life tale of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pitting Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw, Kim Shaw, Fred Dryer, Ian Ziering, Tim Blake Nelson and Noah Wyle co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.
Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including ZZ Top’s "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," Snake & Mongoo$e perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.
The announcement that Anchor Bay Films is releasing the upcoming engine revving racing drama (March 4 for digital download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, and On Demand across select cable providers; April 8 on Blu-ray/DVD) came on the heels of the historic screening at the recent 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, Snake & Mongoo$e became the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.
The title? Two of nature’s deadliest enemies, the snake and mongoose, are each genetically coded to mercilessly fight each other to the death. Recognizing this visceral force of nature, one of the planet’s most enduring dynamics was strategically applied to the historic rivalry between drag racing heavyweights Prudhomme and McEwen. It was on dust drag strops across the country that Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, aggressively competed for dominance while transforming a “minor” sport struggling for attention into a global phenomenon.
Yes, there's bite.

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