This summer's "Snake & Mongoose" movie takes us back to where it all began for many of us.
Based on the true story of the greatest rivalry in the world of drag racing, “Snake and Mongoose” debuts in August in select cities, and in many more cities on September 6. Set in the late ’60s and early ’70s during the heyday of drag racing, the film features Don (“The Snake”) Prudhomme and Tom (“The Mongoose”) McEwen, who were fierce rivals on the track, yet best friends in life. The movie takes viewers far beyond the thrill of the track. It is a compelling action drama that depicts Prudhomme and McEwen’s personal triumphs and tragedies, as well as their deal with Mattel that revolutionized sports marketing—and the lives of many young, future hot rodders. In 1969, the men pitched Mattel’s Hot Wheels Division on a sponsorship and cross-promotion whereby Mattel would fund the creation of their new funny cars in exchange for Don and Tom putting the Mattel logo on their cars and doing match races around the country. The movie stars Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) as Don “The Snake” and Richard Blake (Dragonball: Evolution) as Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen. It also stars Noah Wyle (Falling Skies), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln), Ashley Hinshaw, Ian Ziering, and Fred Dryer among others. The film was written by Alan Paradise, an esteemed automotive journalist and produced by Robin Broidy of Entertainment Universe. To view the trailer, visit www.SnakeAndMongooseMovie.com.