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Anaconda: The Offspring -- A mercenary-for-hire accepts a mission from a billionaire to capture a dangerous snake that could possibly help cure a terminal illness.

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Director:
Writers:
Nicholas Davidoff (written by) &
David C. Olson (written by)
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Release Date:
26 July 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They Can Taste Your Fear
Plot:
A mercenary-for-hire accepts a mission from a billionaire to capture a dangerous snake that could possibly help cure a terminal illness. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Where's the Hoff? See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

David Hasselhoff ... Hammett

Crystal Allen ... Amanda Hayes
Ryan McCluskey ... Pinkus

Patrick Regis ... Nick

Anthony Green ... Captain Grozny

John Rhys-Davies ... Murdoch

Alin Olteanu ... Andrei
Toma Danila ... Victor
Bogdan Uritescu ... Dragosh
Mihaela Elena Oros ... Sofia (as Mihaela 'Sasha' Oros)
Serban Celea ... Professor Kane
Zoltan Butuc ... Peter
Alin Constantinescu ... Darryl
Banica Gheorghe ... Farmer (as Gheorghe Banica)
Gabi Burlacu ... Little Thug
Mihai Cazanchevici ... Soldier #1

Bart Sidles ... Guard (as Barton Sidles)
Silviu Gherman ... Iranian #1
Cristina Teodorescu ... Murdoch's Assistant
George Chitu ... Little Boy
Anca-Ioana Androne ... Mother (as Anca Androne)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasile Albinet ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Don E. FauntLeRoy  (as Don E. Fauntleroy)
 
Writing credits
Nicholas Davidoff (written by) &
David C. Olson (written by) (as David Olson)

Produced by
Vlad Paunescu .... co-producer
Benjamin Sacks .... line producer (as Benjamin F. Sacks)
Alison Semenza .... producer
Bryan S. Sexton .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Meisner 
 
Cinematography by
Don E. FauntLeRoy (director of photography) (as Don E. Fauntleroy)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
 
Casting by
Jeff Gerrard 
 
Production Design by
Serban Porupca 
 
Art Direction by
Vlad Roseanu 
 
Set Decoration by
Gina Stancu 
 
Costume Design by
Ana Maria Cucu 
 
Makeup Department
Daniela Busoiu .... key makeup artist
Letitia Ghenea .... key hair stylist
Adelina Handuri .... hair stylist (as Adelina Popa)
Allen Payne .... hair stylist
Allen Payne .... makeup artist
Adrian Popa .... prosthetics technician
Ionel Popa .... makeup special effects designer
Cristina Temelie .... additional hair stylist
Cristina Temelie .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cristian Bostanescu .... executive in charge of production
Adrian Conerth .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larisa Busuioc .... second second assistant director
G. Peter King .... second unit director
Roxana Leotescu .... second assistant director
Ovi Morariu .... first assistant director
Maria Nita .... second assistant director
Stefan Petcu .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Ioan Barladeanu .... specialty propmaker
Crina Cartos .... construction coordinator (as Crina Cartas)
Lixandru Corina .... assistant art director
Alexandru Dinca .... props
Viorel Ghenea .... property master
Eugen Marinescu .... on-set dresser
Mihai Mircea .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Mark Hensley .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Maggie Malyn .... post sound coordinator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Dylan Perry Morgan .... foley editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Kyle Tilbury .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Utt .... sound editor
Steven Utt .... sound engineer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Ionel Popa .... special effects designer
Ionel Popa .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Adam Clark .... visual effects
Matt Clements .... title designer: 2008
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer: Dilated Pixels
James Allan May .... visual effects artist
Gretchen McNelis .... visual effects
Jaime Richter .... digital compositor
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Vasile Albinet .... stunt coordinator
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt rigger
Gabi Burlacu .... stunts
Roxana Dicu .... stunts
Marius Florian .... stunt performer
Razvan Gheorghiu .... stunts
Vlad Iacob .... stunts
Mihai Iliescu .... stunts
G. Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Peter King .... stunt coordinator
Doru Raceala .... stunt cars coordinator
Valeriu Tomescu .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Toni Cartu .... camera operator
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Catalin Chiorean .... electrician
Cristi Grosu .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Cristinel Grosu)
Florin Ilinca .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Laurentiu Ivan .... clapper loader
Gabriel Kosuth .... camera operator
Stefan Mangar .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Laurentiu Marcu .... first assistant camera: "a" camera: Washington D.C. (as Marcu Laurentiu)
Merav Maroody .... still photographer
Cristi Onutu .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Patru Paunescu .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Floriela Grapini .... casting director: Romania
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Ciobanu .... costume assistant
Mihaela David .... wardrobe supervisor
Carmen Ilie .... set costumer
Doina Raducut .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Bogdan Alexandru .... dailies data manager
Tim Board .... assistant editor
Eunice Choi .... post-production coordinator
Scott Freeman .... digitizer
 
Other crew
Cornelia Stefan .... script supervisor
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
Dana Toader .... telecine dailies supervisor
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator
David E. Van Houten .... unit publicist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Anaconda III" - USA (original title)
"Anaconda 3" - USA (alternative title)
"Anaconda 3: Offspring" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot Back-to-Back with 'Anaconda 4: Trail of Blood'.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: It is stated that the enclosure housing the snakes contains 3 inch thick glass. However, after the glass is broken, there is a shot where you can clearly see the width of the glass is not even an inch thick.See more »
Quotes:
Hammett:Where there's blood, there's more blood.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Concerto 1052 for HarpsichordSee more »

FAQ

Release Dates
Anaconda 4: Trail of Blood Details
Is this really "Anaconda 3"?
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Where's the Hoff?, 28 September 2008
Author: André de Lorde from United States

When a film features David Hasselhoff and his crack team of snake-fighting mercenaries facing off against a 60-foot-long genetically altered anaconda before the opening credits even roll, any fan of B-movie cheese can arguably presume they're in for a good time. Hasselhoff's self-deprecating humor and strange otherworldly charm make him an endearing punchline, and also translates well into the world of Sci Fi Channel stardom. Sadly, after that opening scene, The Hoff all but disappears for the next 45 minutes of the film, and what starts with campy reptile-killin' fun quickly spirals into boring laboratory diatribes about the dangers of gene manipulation and the real-world uses of unlikely immortality drugs.

Although the ads would lead one to believe otherwise, ANACONDA III actually centers on Amanda (Crystal Allen), a scientist who works for Universal Bio-Tech and the nefarious—and appropriately named—Murdoch (John Rhys-Davies, obviously still fuming over not being included in the new Indiana Jones film). It seems that he's been playing God with the reptilian world and has somehow managed to create an anaconda that's not only larger and angrier than any snake on Earth, but sports a three-foot machete growing out of its tail. This Ginsu butt comes into play numerous times during the film, and while the results are always spectacularly gory, a serpent's bladed posterior is inescapably difficult to take seriously.

Since all B-movie snakes carry the cure for (insert disease here), another round of unethical testing is underway, and it isn't long before our slithering behemoth breaks out of its cage, knocks off everyone but Amanda and her boss and heads out into the lush green wilderness of Romania. It's only then that Hasselhoff's Hammett and a group of ALIENS space-Marine rejects (resembling the United Colors of Benetton) are hired to eradicate the monster, which has taken up residence in a nearby farmhouse. With that, we've now got the prerequisite team of Special Ops, the cheap sets and the giant CG monster…everything required for a yet another weak entry in the recent string of bland Sci Fi Channel originals.

Director Don E. FauntLeroy, who served as DP on the JEEPERS CREEPERS movies and nearly 50 other films, has managed to shoot a good-looking feature, but fills it with every painful cliché imaginable. First-time screenwriters Nicholas Davidoff and David Olson sprinkle in occasionally fun dialogue, but their script is ultimately burdened down with bland characters and extremely corny, uninspired plot twists. Hasselhoff's Hammett, a fun antihero who deserves more screen time (and one-liners), is delegated to a glorified supporting role beneath far less interesting characters. Rhys-Davies, whose cameo appearances work quite well, will hopefully receive a beefier role in ANACONDA IV (the direct sequel shot back to back with this movie, scheduled to debut this December); otherwise, he served virtually no purpose at all. It's only Allen as the spunky Amanda who breathes any life into her role; a surprise, given her lack of substantial film experience prior to headlining this one. Unfortunately, given the material, even she has trouble rising above the movie's stupendous mediocrity. When all is said and done, ANACONDA III should have been a much better film, but it also could have been much worse. The cast is sorely mismanaged, the plot is all over the board and the digital FX—particularly a handful of atrocious greenscreen driving shots—are by-and-large laughable, but the cast and crew obviously worked hard with what little they had. With any luck, this sequel's surviving characters will find more to do in the next entry, and we'll end up with a film that's not just meatier, but more entertaining. A direct-to-cable second follow-up to a creature feature headlined by J. Lo and Ice Cube doesn't need to be a masterpiece, but it should be passable as an evening's fleeting distraction. ANACONDA III is just barely that, but it's still regrettable that something as inherently amusing as David Hasselhoff fighting a giant snake couldn't have ended up just the slightest bit more fun.

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