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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.

Director:

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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You can't scream if you can't breathe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The large snakes in the film are supposed to be "green anacondas" (Eunectes murinus), the heaviest type of snake in the world and one of the longest. The term "anaconda" also applies to three other known species of snakes: the yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), the darkly-spotted anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei), and the Bolivian anaconda (Eunectes beniensis). See more »

Goofs

When Terri, after just climbing out of the river, is trying to help Danny when he is first attacked by the anaconda (1:09:30), she bends over and shows that the back of her top is dry (light) while the front is wet (dark). See more »

Quotes

Gary: Is it just me or does the jungle make you really, really horny?
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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 Lake Placid (1999) See more »

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Dio Che Nell'alma Infondere
From the opera 'Don Carlo'
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Michael Sylvester & Vladimir Chernov with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Courtesy of Sonny Classical
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Two ways of judging this movie.
25 July 2000 | by RElKOSee all my reviews

There are two ways to see this film and rate it.

1: As a movie that turned out to be much worse than it intended to be. In which case it's obvious that an actor like Jon Voight would overact to try and make it look like it was intended to be "bad". The special f/x, intended or not, are done with computer animation and are, in that category, the worst i've seen yet. A snake that moves like a cartoon. If it was the movieproducers' intention to make a "bad" movie, they would have done better to use the old fashioned special f/x, with a rubber prop.

2:As a movie that was, indeed, intended to be a b-movie. However, since the director Luis Llosa previously only made "serious" action movies like "the Specialist" and "Sniper", i have to seriously doubt it was his intension to make a "tongue-in-cheek" movie. If it WAS his intention, he nearly succeeded in making a fun "bad" movie.

Personally, there were only two things in this movie i enjoyed: The voluptuous Jennifer Lopez, and the magnificently "bad" performance of Jon Voight, who with just the facial expressions brings a smile to your face.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$65,885,767

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,885,767
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Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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