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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:

Anakonda  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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The CGI for the Anacondas cost $100,000 a second. See more »


When the boat backs away from the tree, a shot of the waterfall shows it flowing upwards. See more »


Denise Kalberg: How dare you! It was you, who brought that snake? You brought the devil!
Paul Serone: There's a devil inside everyone.
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Referenced in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) See more »


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Snake lovers beware
26 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Erik Stolz must have owed someone a favor. But he was lucky; he was unconscious for most of the movie. I wish I was! The scene that made me cringe the most was the "snake fishing" scene where Jon Voigt has the "Jaws" moment. I know it was put in on purpose but it just comes off stupid.

And it doesn't matter too much that there was a lot of snake fact errors (like the speedy snake chase - you can walk faster than any anaconda can slither). Jaws had it share if inaccuracies but it was still a gripping movie.

This movie just fell into the big monster is chased by the hunter. Throw in a little J-Lo to spice it up.

Note to IMDb - the sequel took place in Borneo not the first one. And the cat in the opening scene was a black jaguar, not a tiger.

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