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Made by Alex Cox, the director of Repo Man, this is an imaginative telling of the story of William Walker, an American mercenary who is sent to Nicaragua by a crooked American businessman, to overthrow the government and become president of the country. Joe Strummer of The Clash has a small role and made the music for the film.
In the snake scene, we see Walker's ragtag army hacking their way through clouds of insects and parrots (?) in a jungle in Nicaragua when one of the men almosts steps on a Boa Constrictor that is crossing his path. We see him freak out and raise his rifle and point at the snake but that's it. We don't know if he shoots it or what happens. It's just another one of those gratuitous scenes with a snake that directors feel is necessary in a jungle scene, and I'm grateful to them for it. A snake in any movie automatically makes it better.... The Boa Constrictor native to Nicaragua, so I suppose it could have just shown up on the set one day and they incorprated it into the scene. I forgot to keep an eye out during the credits for a snake wrangler.