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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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You can't scream if you can't breathe. See more »
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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Directed by
Luis Llosa 
Writing credits
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)
Julia Steinberg .... assistant hair stylist
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
Henry Dobson .... dubbing supervisor: international versions
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
Darrell Burgess .... special effects technician
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)
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)
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
Jim Marquette .... assistant camera
Joe Martens .... lighting technician
John Martens .... lighting technician
Marcos Menescal .... second assistant camera: Brazil
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: Sony Imageworks Publicity
Pedro Moraes .... assistant camera
Edward C. Peters .... dolly grip (as Edward Peters)
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
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
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)
Napoleon A. Chagnon .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for intense adventure violence, and for brief language and sensuality
89 min
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Did You Know?

The film makes mention of the Candiru, a tiny catfish (also known as the Vampirefish) which has been attributed with the peculiar behavior of swimming into the human body through the urethra (in men) or the vagina (in women), where it lodges itself with its spines. This is not as common an occurrence as the film implies. Only one such incident is known to have happened to a man where a small catfish traveled into the urethra whilst he was urinating in a river. This account has been corroborated by Jeremy Wade in the River Monsters - Amazon Flesh Eaters.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When J. Lo runs in the cabin of the boat after the struggle on the deck and the snake bursts through the window, you can see the "fishing wire" that they are using to control the movements of the snake.See more »
Gary:Is it just me or does the jungle make you really, really horny?See more »
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Brilliant Saturday Matinee Classic, 7 February 2000
Author: squill ( from New York City, USA

Growing up in the 50's gave me the privilege of being one the last generations of filmgoers to enjoy the Saturday afternoon double-feature matinee experience at the neighborhood theatre. These double-features were primarily low budget sci-fi/horror epics with slender threads of plot, lovely damsels in distress (Beverly Garland, Barbara Rush), square-jawed heroes (Peter Graves, Richard Carlson) and budget monsters from Mars, the grave, melted icebergs, mad scientist's labs or atomic fallout. Well not really. The monsters were usually guys in rubber suits (Creature From The Black Lagoon, This Island Earth), or cheap trick photography (Tarantula, Attack of the 50 Ft Woman), or `Mask and Glove' illusions (I Was A Teenage Werewolf/Frankenstein, Monster On The Campus), or, if we were really lucky, a Ray Harryhausen stop motion creation.

Needless to say this wasn't great cinema, but what it WAS, was great fun. Were you scared? Not really. Did you have the need for everything to be fact-based and believable? Of course not! You went to be entertained, to let your imagination merge with the sounds and images and have a good time, laughing or screaming. Could anyone really take the monster from `It Conquered The World' seriously, or wonder whether `The Creature From The Black Lagoon' was biologically possible or if it could anatomically deflower Julie Adams? Didn't matter. Instead, you let yourself meld into the film's world and travel along for the ride.

Thus whether you were on the obviously and badly animated `Angry Red Planet', or trapped with James Best on the island of dogs in make-up which were trying to pass for `The Killer Shrews', you surrendered to the magic.

My heart weeps for the post `Star Wars' filmgoers, these people weaned on special effects, the MTVers and video viewers who've had their imaginations and attention spans kidnapped and are told what to see and how to interpret it. I truly am sorry. You people missed a modern day, Grade B double feature, sci-fi/horror classic called `Anaconda'. And we hadn't seen one this good since `Alien'.

Being an intelligent man, I realize the futility of convincing the non-believers who can't draw from the needed background reservoir to understand, so I won't bother preaching this film's virtues or try to win you over by fact and argument. This, however, is what I will say………

This is a brilliant re-creation of the lost art of the 1950's double-feature horror genre; not really a homage to, more the real thing. It's `Creature From The Black Lagoon', with a really cheesy computer animated snake in place of a guy in a really cheesy rubber suit. It's a Saturday afternoon classic for people who remember and understand them. Story is great, script is great, cinematography is great, direction is great, acting is great, the women beautiful and endangered, the heroes machismo and handsome, the monster phantasmagorical, and we get a bonus surprise by one of the greatest American actors, Jon Voight, doing a magnificent over-the-top, slimy, nasty, reprehensibly heartless villain, complete with a sly wink to the audience. His performance is the key to the film. He understood the film's intent and translated it to the screen for you. If it's in your realm of understanding and experience, you get it and are able to partake in this little slice of cinema heaven.

In 20 years, they'll be calling this a classic. I'm calling it one now.

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