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Anaconda (1997)

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A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

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When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary. Written by FilmFanUk

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Rated PG-13 for intense adventure violence, and for brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (USA)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,620,887 (USA) (11 April 1997)

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$65,557,989 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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The film makes mention of the Candiru, a tiny catfish (also known as the Vampirefish) which has been attributed with the peculiar behavior of swimming into the human body through the urethra (in men) or the vagina (in women), where it lodges itself with its spines. This is not as common an occurrence as the film implies. Only one such incident is known to have happened to a man where a small catfish traveled into the urethra whilst he was urinating in a river. This account has been corroborated by Jeremy Wade in the River Monsters - Amazon Flesh Eaters. See more »

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When Serone uses dynamite to blow up a blockade across the river, a falling branch knocks the spare barrels of fuel overboard leaving them with only one for the remainder of their trip. However later the boat is seen from the back with all five barrels tied in their original position. See more »

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Paul Serone: Never look in the eyes, of those you kill. They will haunt you forever. I know.
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A very underrated film
18 December 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble that will occur. This stranger's hobby is to capture the giant Anaconda snake, and plans to continue targeting it on their boat, by any means necessary.

Positives: - The acting was very good but that of course was no surprise when you look at the names of the actors. - I really liked the start with the guy fleeing from the anaconda and we do not see it to keep the suspense. - The anaconda looked scary although the effects were quite bad. - The end was quite something you would not expect and i really liked it. - The best thing about anaconda is that it creates a suspenseful atmosphere that not many creature film has done also.

Negatives: - The anaconda effects are at times bad, but this barely changes my opinion about the movie. - You could expect what was going to happen in the next scene almost all the time in the film.

Overall: 8,5/10


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