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Anaconda (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  11 April 1997 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$65,557,989 (USA) (5 September 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Amazonian film shoot was occasionally disrupted by the fact that a number of the cast were incredibly afraid of snakes. See more »


Sarone's rifle is a bolt action Winchester Model 70 Sporter, which requires manual cycling of the bolt to fire each successive round. In the film, the actors neglected to cycle the action, firing the gun as if it was a semi-automatic. See more »


Terri Flores: This film was supposed to be my big break. But it turned out to be a big disaster.
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Anaconda (1997)
22 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's a stupid B-Movie with enough quality to fly by, and enough camp charm to get away with such cinematic crimes. The cast play it straight, apart from Voight. I'm pretty sure he was drunk during the shooting, coming out with an inexplicable accent and a look reminiscent of Hannibal Lecter. It's ridiculous fun, with hokey CGI and animatronics. The animatronics are great and make me miss the 90s. It's a big snake shaped tube and goes from slow robotic motions, to super fast CGI. Cube and Hyde manage some, at times, adorable dialogue. Voight's presence also unites the rest of the cast, and each character gets their own heroic captain moment. Fun filled and just plain bad. I loved it.

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