Snake and Mongoose

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Snake and Mongoose is a film about Don ("the Snake") Prudhomme and Tom ("the Mongoose") McEwen, the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history. These guys put the underground sport of drag racing on the map when they teamed up in 1969 with Mattel's then new Hot Wheels toy line. The partnership with Mattel also revolutionized sports marketing. It 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.[1][2]

It is directed by Wayne Holloway and stars Noah Wyle, Jesse Williams and Tim Blake Nelson.[3][4]


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.[3] The film also focuses on how the two unlikely figures revolutionized entertainment sports marketing when they attracted Mattel’s Hot Wheels Division to sponsor them, according to a press release from the film producers.


  • Richard Blake as Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen
  • Whitney Moore as Sharon


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