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Anaconda (1997)

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A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

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Luis Llosa
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Lopez ... Terri Flores
Ice Cube ... Danny Rich
Jon Voight ... Paul Serone
Eric Stoltz ... Dr. Steven Cale
Jonathan Hyde ... Warren Westridge
Owen Wilson ... Gary Dixon
Kari Wuhrer ... Denise Kalberg
Vincent Castellanos ... Mateo
Danny Trejo ... Poacher
Frank Welker ... Anaconda (voice)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense adventure violence, and for brief language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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USA | Brazil | Peru

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anakonda See more »

Filming Locations:

Amazonas, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,620,887, 13 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,885,767

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,000,000
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Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Amazonian film shoot was occasionally disrupted by the fact that several cast members were deathly afraid of snakes. See more »

Goofs

When Mateo is first attacked by the anaconda, his hair is down. In subsequent close-ups, his hair is pulled back. See more »

Quotes

Warren Westridge: Last time I was in water like this, I was up all night picking leeches off my scrotum.
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Alternate Versions

The version shown on the Sci-fi channel has several scenes added, including Westrige complaining about his room, Cale musing that the monkeys are acting like they sense a predator nearby, and a dinner scene where Westrige expresses reservations about Sarone. See more »

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Referenced in Scrubs: My Lunch (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Tipsy Dazy
Written by Stephen Marley
Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
Courtesy of Elektra Entertaiment Group
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Forces One To Root For The Snake
20 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Except for Jon Voight's character, I didn't find any of the actors/characters in this film likable, just annoying. Voight was hardly a role model, either. I wound up rooting for the anaconda. Ice Cube, Jonathan Hyde, Jennifer Lopez...all playing people with chips on their shoulders. Sorry, but rappers with attitudes or snobby Englishmen aren't entertaining to me.

In here, too, is the all-too-familiar cheap shot against Christians in which they show the worst, most despicable person in the story and then zoom in several times to show you the cross that sleazebag is wearing. They always want to make that association and they make it obvious every time.

What makes the movie tolerable at all is the great Brazlian swamp scenery and good special effects with the giant snake. Yeah, sometimes the snake scenes look a bit computer-generated but more than not, they are just plain scary. A few of them are downright jaw-dropping as when it flies through the air, swallows human beings or swims while on fire. This is nice on DVD with rich visuals and very good surround sound.

If only the people in the movie were half as good as the scenery.


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