One of the things I have been quietly looking forward to is the upcoming film, “Snake and Mongoose” which tells the story of Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen, their rise to fame with the famous Mattel deal, their trials and tribulations on and off the track, and their enduring friendship. This is really one of the great drag racing stories in the history of quarter mile competition and it is pretty neat that a dramatic film is being made and stories that have never been been told in public will be on the big screen.
This was not a huge budget operation but the trailer you’ll watch below looks high quality, historically accurate, and just plain neat. There will be hipsters and “cool guys” that will talk this film down on the budgetary issues I just mentioned, but screw them. The fact is, this is a movie about two of the great drag racers of their era, both of whom are still alive and we’ll be able to see it. In theaters or straight to DVD we don’t know, but we’re excited all the same. Tell your local car guy Ebert to kiss your backside if he wants to talk smack about a movie after seeing a two minute trailer. On the flip side, if the film totally bites when it is released we’ll be honest and tell you that as well. We’re giving this thing a fair shake one way or the other.
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE THE FIRST TRAILER FOR THE SNAKE AND MONGOOSE MOVIE!