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(1997)

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Strong language was dubbed with (for example, using 'freaking') in order to get a PG-13 rating. Not only do the ADR'd lines have a slightly different sound to the rest of the dialogue, but the actors' lips do not match the new dialogue when they speak.
During the filming of one scene the controls for the animatronic Anaconda shorted out, causing it to completely lose control. Some of the footage is included in the movie.
The CGI for the Anacondas cost $100,000 a second.
The Amazonian film shoot was occasionally disrupted by the fact that a number of the cast were incredibly afraid of snakes.
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.
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.
In the theatrical trailer, when Gary is attacked by the Anaconda, the CGI snake had not yet been put in, so he was falling backwards with nothing grabbing him.
Contains two allusions to Ice Cube's musical career. His first line of dialogue is "Today is a good day," referring to his 1992 hit "It Was A Good Day." There is a scene of him listening to Mack 10's song "Foe Life," which he co-wrote.
Gillian Anderson and Julianna Margulies turned down the role of Terri Flores.
Gillian Anderson auditioned for the role of Denise Kalberg, but lost out to Kari Wuhrer.
Jean Reno was considered for the part of Paul Serone.
Jennifer Lopez's character was originally called Terri Porter.
Anaconda was not filmed in the Dominican Republic. The majority of the river scenes were filmed on the Rio Negro, in the vicinity of Manaus, Brazil. The remainder were filmed at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
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Most of the river scenes were filmed in LA Romana, Dominican Republic, tours are available to this area.
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Mark Haskell Smith was responsible for much of the shooting screenplay, but went uncredited for his work.
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