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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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Plot Keywords:

snake | boat | anaconda | jungle | river | See All (91) »


You can't scream if you can't breathe. See more »

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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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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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jean Reno was considered for the part of Paul Serone. See more »


At the end of the film, when Terri shoots the anaconda, she is using a bolt action rifle. While many bolt action rifles can hold more than one cartridge, you must manually slide the bolt to eject the spent cartridge and load a new one. Terri never operates the bolt and yet she is able to shoot numerous times. See more »


Paul Serone: [seeing the anaconda]
Paul Serone: Buenos noches, beautiful.
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11 June 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Anaconda comes off better than just an action horror film. Yes it's a horror, pick one by one off victim affair, but it actually comes off better than others of it's type. It's very suspenseful, and doesn't go straight into the kill. No we're left in great suspense, where at the start, a suicide of a familiar ugly Mexican dude holds us over, prefore to the movie's story. A doco crew led by Stoltz, again miscast, are out to catch the largest Anaconda, and film it. Good luck with that, as they never anticipated the monstrosity of the one, lurking around the rivers of the Amazon. Owen Wilson, before becoming known, plays a serious role here too, and Jon Voight shows great menace as a rich snake hunter/cold blooded psychopath, in one shocking breakneck scene, ending one of the crew while J Lo as Stoltz's girlfriend, turns up the sexy heat. Watching this reptile go nuts is half the fun of the film, to see something this big is truly eye popping, Voight while being suffocated by it, actually winks before he expires. Yes it is a bit far fetched, but you go into these movies to be scared a thrilled, and the films succeeds in both, as to that awful Snakes On A Plane. Truly a worthwhile view if not having seen this original, which in almost nearly every case, you can't beat.

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