Snake and Mongoose

Snake and Mongoose is a 2013 film about Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen, the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history. It is directed by Wayne Holloway, and stars Jesse Williams and Richard Blake as the namesake racers.[2][3]

Snake and Mongoose
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Directed byWayne Holloway
Produced byElliott Broidy (executive producer)[1]
StarringJesse Williams
Richard Blake
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06)
CountryUnited States

The film had a limited theatrical release in 20 cities between August 9, 2013 and November 4, 2013. Anchor Bay Films acquired the Home Entertainment rights and the film was released On Demand and Digital Download on March 4, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray on April 8, 2014.[4][5]


The film tells the story of the rivalry between drag racing drivers Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen and their groundbreaking accomplishments in the world of drag racing.[2]

The two help popularize the sport of drag racing when they team up in 1969 with Mattel's new Hot Wheels toy line, which had just hit the market the previous year. The partnership with Mattel helped revolutionize sports marketing.[6]



  1. ^ Elliott Broidy on IMDb
  2. ^ a b Fleming, Mike (May 11, 2012). "Tim Blake Nelson Joins Noah Wyle In Drag-Race Drama 'Snake And Mongoose'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Ahrens, Ronald (August 27, 2013). "A Tale of Two Drag Racing Legends: 'Snake & Mongoose'". The New York Times. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Snake and Mongoose (2013)". BoxOfficeMojo. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Goffen, Bob (September 22, 2013). "Legendary Snake And Mongoose Dragsters Race To Scottsdale". Fox Sports 1. Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "'Snake and Mongoo$e' drag racing film opening in 25 cities Sept. 6". PR NewsChannel (Press release). Beck Media. February 28, 2013. Archived from the original on October 26, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2014.

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