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Anaconda -- A monstrous snake terrorizes filmmakers on the Amazon River in this blockbuster hit starring Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Hans Bauer (written by) and
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Release Date:
11 April 1997 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You can't scream if you can't breathe. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Luis Llosa 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Hans Bauer (written by) and
Jim Cash (written by) &
Jack Epps Jr. (written by)

Produced by
Jack Epps Jr. .... producer
Andy Fickman .... associate producer
Verna Harrah .... producer
Carole Little .... producer
Beau Marks .... co-producer
Leonard Rabinowitz .... producer
Stelvio Rosi .... line producer
Susan Ruskin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Butler 
 
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
Kirk M. Petruccelli 
 
Art Direction by
Barry Chusid 
 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Loren May  (as Daniel L. May)
 
Costume Design by
Kathy Monderine 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Diaz .... makeup artist: Mr. Voight
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist: Mr. Voight
Donna Barrett Gilbert .... key hair stylist
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup artist
Dayne Johnson .... makeup artist
Jim Kail .... key makeup artist (as James Kail)
Sônia Silva .... make up: Brazil (as Sonia Regina Silva)
 
Production Management
Valeria Costa Amorim .... assistant production manager
Jim Dyer .... unit production manager (as James R. Dyer)
Caíque Martins Ferreira .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Xochi Blymyer .... second assistant director
Bruce Carter .... second assistant director
K.C. Colwell .... first assistant director
Kátia Lund .... first assistant director: Brazil
Beau Marks .... second unit director
Lisanne Sartor .... second second assistant director
Rosemarie Unite .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
 
Art Department
Jon Aguilar .... set dresser
Randy Bostic .... lead man
Cristina Cirne .... set dresser: Brazil
Elixandro Diaz Jr. .... plaster supervisor
Joseph C. Fama .... general foreman (as Joe Fama)
Tracy Farrington .... property master
John French .... gang boss
Joey Genitempo .... on-set scenic: re-shoots
Serge Genitempo .... stand-by painter
Peter Gornstein .... concept artist
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... production illustrator
Adam Martyn .... sculptor-mouldmaker
Louis Medrano .... painter
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
David Napoli .... set dresser
David J. Negron Jr. .... storyboard artist
Andrew Neskoromny .... set designer
Tom Reta .... assistant art director
Michael Sarley .... storyboard artist
John Sweeney .... assistant propmaster
Ron Ashmore .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Glen Harmon .... greens supervisor (uncredited)
Monica Rochlin .... assistant props: Brazil (uncredited)
Robert Silcock .... prop maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... sound mixer
John H. Arrufat .... dialogue editor
Steve Birkett .... boom operator
Destiny Borden .... first assistant sound editor
Simon Coke .... sound effects editor
Ronald Eng .... dialogue editor
Ed Fassl .... sound effects editor
Richard C. Franklin .... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Kimberly Harris .... adr supervisor (as Kimberly Harris-Rivolier)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Drake Jenevein .... assistant sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Mann .... foley editor
Tony Negrete .... assistant sound editor
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
Nico Salvato .... adr assistant (as Monique Salvato)
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Gary Wright .... dialogue editor
David Yaffe .... sound mixer: replacement mixer
 
Special Effects by
Tony Allard .... special effects technician
Steve Blumenkrantz .... animatronic effects
Ty Boyce .... animatronic snakes
Ty Boyce .... electrical/hydraulic designer
Dave Caldwell .... animatronic effects
Terry Chapman .... special effects foreman
Walt Conti .... animatronics effects
Manuel Contreras .... animatronic effects
Alan Cooney .... animatronic effects
Charles E. Dolan .... special effects foreman
Stephanie Englert .... animatronic effects
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects supervisor
Joss Geiduschek .... animatronic effects
David Hoehn .... creature effects prosthetics artist: Edge Innovations
Nori Honda .... sculptural designer: Steve Johnson's XFX Inc
Jonathan Horton .... animatronic effects
Tom Hsiu .... animatronic effects
Dana Klaren .... special effects technician
David Knight .... animatronic effects
Krissy Luster .... animatronic effects
John Raff .... animatronic effects
Gary Reyes .... animatronic effects
Edward Roberts .... animatronic effects
Alan Schier .... animatronic effects
John Titus .... animatronic effects
Tim Walkey .... special effects foreman
John Williams .... animatronic effects
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Garth Patil .... special effects (uncredited)
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician: Altered Anatomy EFX (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Anderson .... visual effects editor
Elisabeth Arko .... technical assistant
Bill Houston Ball .... visual effects
Jacquie Barnbrook .... visual effects coordinator
Travis Baumann .... digital artist: CFC
Jim Berney .... technical director: SPI
John Berri .... assistant visual effects editor
Allen Blaisdell .... visual effects photography
Colin Campbell .... compositing lead
Rusty Case .... senior systems architect
Anthony Ceccomancini .... pre-visualization coordinator
John Decker .... digital artist
Thomas R. Dickens .... lead prop modeler: SPI
Rob Engle .... software developer
Darcy Fray .... visual effects coordinator
Robin Griffin .... visual effects producer
Michael S. Harbour .... digital artist
Ralph Horan .... executive producer: visual effects
Martin A. Kline .... visual effects art director
Kelvin Lee .... lead animator
Ann Monn .... visual effects artist
John Nelson .... visual effects supervisor
Felix Ojeda .... digital artist
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects
Serge Sretschinsky .... supervising technical director
David Tanner .... software engineer
Aileen Timmers .... visual effects producer
Audrea Topps Harjo .... software production coordinator
Michael J. Travers .... digital artist: SPI
Barry Weiss .... senior staff: SPI
Manny Wong .... creature animator
Terrence Masson .... animation consultant (uncredited)
Paul McGhee .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Hal Miles .... digital artist (uncredited)
Lance Powell .... technical coordinator (uncredited)
Attila Veress .... film scanner operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jennifer Badger .... stunts
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Nick Brett .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Patricia Eskenazi .... stunt double: Kari Wehrer
Stephanie Finochio .... stunt double
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: Jonathan Hyde
Terry James .... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (as Hugh O'Brien)
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts
Mike Smith .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts
Dain Turner .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (as Eddie Watkins)
April Weeden .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Baker .... underwater assistant camera
Gary A. Beaird .... grip (as Gary 'Bullet' Beaird Jr.)
Roy Bean .... video assist operator
Marcela Bourseau .... second assistant camera
Robert C. Carlson .... Steadicam assistant
Laurence Cropley .... lighting technician
Thomas M. Dangcil .... lighting technician
Tammy Fouts .... second assistant camera
Walt Fraser .... camera operator
Casey Jones .... grip
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator
Amy La Licata .... second assistant camera
David Maddux .... gaffer
Joe Martens .... lighting technician
John Martens .... lighting technician
Marcos Menescal .... second assistant camera: Brazil
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: Sony Imageworks Publicity
Edward Peters .... dolly grip
Gu Ramalho .... camera loader
Gu Ramalho .... second assistant camera
Van Redin .... still photographer
Pete Romano .... underwater photographer
Walter Royle .... best boy grip (as Walter Royle Jr.)
Toca Seabra .... aerial camera operator: Brazil
Eduardo Segovia .... gaffer: Brazil
Rick Senteno .... assistant chief lighting technician
Philip Sloan .... key grip
Cliff Sperry .... best boy grip
Alex Touyarot .... first assistant camera
Robert Ulland .... Steadicam operator
Nilo Vital .... key grip: Brazil
Tim Collins .... grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
David Simmons .... animator
David B. Vallone .... animator
 
Casting Department
Debora Da Silva Medeiros .... extras casting: Brazil
John Papsidera .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gala Autumn .... set costumer
Roberto Carneiro .... costumer
Bridgitte Ferry .... costumer
Inéz Salgado Miranda .... wardrobe assistant: Brazil
Maria Beatriz B. Salgado .... wardrobe assistant: Brazil
 
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Lisa Kramer .... apprentice editor
Margaret Liu .... assistant film editor
Gregg London .... additional film editor
Benjamin Rapoport .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring engineer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Joanie Diener .... music editor
Gary A. Hecker .... anaconda vocal effects
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Transportation Department
Lizette Martins de Lima .... transportation office manager: Brazil
Robert Hunter Jr. .... transportation captain (as Robert Hunter)
Greg Nutt .... transportation captain
Gregory Nutt .... transportation co-captain
John F. Teeple .... driver
Leo Wery .... transportation captain: Brazil
 
Other crew
Fred Aghajanian .... production assistant
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)
Wade Beckett .... production assistant
Hélio Bodini .... production assistant: Brazil (as Helio Bodini)
Kevin A. Canamar .... construction medic
Flavio Chaves .... location manager: Brazil
Craig Comstock .... production assistant
Pat Curtin .... marine coordinator: Brazil
Alison Ferber .... assistant: Mr. Llossa
Tiffany Fraser .... first assistant accountant (as Tiffany Reinhard)
Helen Gabrielle Gliniak .... production assistant (as Gabrielle Gliniak)
Jane E. Graves .... assistant location manager
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in
Richard Harrah .... production executive
Justine Hebron .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Hilliard .... assistant: Mr. Marks
Todd Johnson .... craft service
Karen Juncosa .... assistant: Ms. Harrah
Ricardo Karam .... location liaison: Brazil
Gene Kelly .... production accountant
Tracy L. Kettler .... assistant production coordinator
Kristen Kurczak .... production assistant
Deborah Laub .... location manager
Marcus Le Bov .... production assistant
Jim Marquette .... technical supporter
Kris Fullan Martinez .... production coordinator
Bertram McCann .... marine coordinator
Phil Minsky .... caterer
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant
Pete Nichols .... marine water coordinator: Brazil
William O'Dwyer Fogtman .... production advisor: Brazil
Adeniyi Paris .... production assistant
Ronn Riser .... assistant: Ice Cube (as Ronald Riser)
Arlene Rodriguez .... assistant: Ms. Lopez
Nancy Rosing .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Betsy Sullenger .... assistant: Ms. Ruskin
Gloria Tacchino .... assistant: Mr. Stoltz
Sharon B. Taksel .... post-production accountant
Mira Tweti .... unit publicist
Leone Marucci .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ernest Rister .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Napoleon A. Chagnon .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense adventure violence, and for brief language and sensuality
Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby Digital
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Serone drags the boar onto the boat rigor mortis has already set in. In reality it would take a lot longer for this to occur.See more »
Quotes:
Paul Serone:They strike, wrap around you. Hold you tighter than your true love. And you get the privilege, of hearing your bones break before the power of embrace causes your veins to explode.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Tipsy DazySee more »

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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Little consistency, 12 April 2001
Author: likeitorloatheit from England

This is not as bad as some people say it is. Generally, it's pretty formulaic, but there are a few alterations on the monster movie format.

A crew making a documentary set sail down a tropical river, on their way losing their fuel and, you guessed it, bumping into a big snake. There are all the usual characters here: beautiful girl, villain, posh English bloke (there's always one!), working-class hero, etc. They gradually get picked off one-by-one - although guessing the next "victim" is so easy, it takes the fun out of it all.

There are a few oddities in the consistency of the plot. Most of the killing happen in the second half of the film with the first half devoted to boring sub-plots. Curiously, the customary "introduction shock" is not a snake death, but a suicide. We never really find out why this has happened - after all, there is still a lot of Jennifer Lopez to be shown - and this, I think, is one of the main problems with the film. Story lines are attempted but never completed and so the audience will never gain true satisfaction from the film.

Another interesting factor is Terri's boyfriend and his contribution to the story line. During a dive, he gets bitten and the crew manage to recover him. They save his life but he is still unconscious and remains so throughout most of the movie.

However, the weakest character of all is the snake. Sure, it's pretty ugly, but it will never be truly terrifying as the director doesn't play on our sense of fear. We may be surprised when the snake attacks but never truly shocked.

As I said before, this isn't too bad a movie (I've seen worse) - there are some moments of tension, the actors do their jobs and the special effects are far from laughable. You might want to watch this if it's shown of TV, but I wouldn't pay money to see it.

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