When Samuel L. Jackson received a script for a thriller entitled Snakes on a Plane, the legend goes, he accepted the lead role on the sole basis of the title. In it, he plays an FBI agent who has to protect a witness onboard a plane when the bad guys release . . . you guessed it . . . lots and lots of deadly snakes. When the studio bosses wanted to change the title to "Flight 121" or something of the like because the original title was so stupid, Mr. Jackson insisted that the title remain Snakes on a Plane because the title is brilliantly stupid. When Internet fans created an audio trailer that included one particularly infamous line, it prompted the filmmakers to reshoot new scenes for the film that would bring it from PG-13 into the realm of the R-rated. The line?
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