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Anaconda (1997)

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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$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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This film is listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide. See more »

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Near the middle of the film, when the monkeys are "warning" the documentary makers, you can see in close-up shots that several of the monkeys are tethered to the branches they are perched on with a fine cord. 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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Dio Che Nell'alma Infondere
From the opera 'Don Carlo'
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Michael Sylvester & Vladimir Chernov with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Courtesy of Sonny Classical
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Two ways of judging this movie.
25 July 2000 | by (the Benelux countries) – See all my reviews

There are two ways to see this film and rate it.

1: As a movie that turned out to be much worse than it intended to be. In which case it's obvious that an actor like Jon Voight would overact to try and make it look like it was intended to be "bad". The special f/x, intended or not, are done with computer animation and are, in that category, the worst i've seen yet. A snake that moves like a cartoon. If it was the movieproducers' intention to make a "bad" movie, they would have done better to use the old fashioned special f/x, with a rubber prop.

2:As a movie that was, indeed, intended to be a b-movie. However, since the director Luis Llosa previously only made "serious" action movies like "the Specialist" and "Sniper", i have to seriously doubt it was his intension to make a "tongue-in-cheek" movie. If it WAS his intention, he nearly succeeded in making a fun "bad" movie.

Personally, there were only two things in this movie i enjoyed: The voluptuous Jennifer Lopez, and the magnificently "bad" performance of Jon Voight, who with just the facial expressions brings a smile to your face.


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