Snake & Mongoo$e
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Snake and Mongoose
In nature, the snake and mongoose are the deadliest of enemies-genetically encoded to eternally fight to the death without mercy. Beginning in the 1960's, the nature of that dynamic was strategically and expertly applied to the historic rivalry between Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen in the most unlikely of venues-a "minor" sport struggling for attention on dusty drag-racing strips at tracks across the country. There, Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, did, in fact, compete aggressively for dominance in the nascent sport of drag racing. Racing aficionados probably know… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hot rod fans will race to this sports bio-drama drenched in period authenticity."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A flawed but essential film for its target audience."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Snake & Mongoo$e is a lovely little gem of a film, though, like all gems, it's not flawless."
‑ Peter Gerstenzang, L.A. Weekly
"This chintzy, awkward dramatization of a real-life racing rivalry is a real drag."
‑ Geoffrey Berkshire, Variety
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