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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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Country:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 travelled into the urethra while he was urinating in a river. This account has been corroborated by Jeremy Wade in River Monsters - Amazon Flesh Eaters. See more »

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The 'fuel' constantly referred to is almost certainly marine diesel. Even with a naked flame applied to it, marine diesel, or DERV just doesn't burn like that. See more »

Quotes

Paul Serone: They strike, wrap around you. Hold you tighter than your true love. And you get the privilege, of hearing your bones break before the power of embrace causes your veins to explode.
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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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Tipsy Dazy
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Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
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snakes off of a plane
18 June 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

OK, so in retrospect, "Anaconda" looks pretty ridiculous: Ice Cube talks like a rapper wannabe, Jennifer Lopez always looks like she's getting made up (despite the fact that they're out in the jungle), and the title serpent only attacks obnoxious people. If we accept the movie as just a cheap action flick, it doesn't seem all that bad. The main question is how Oscar winner Jon Voight ended up in something so silly (and the major goof of having Brazilians speak Spanish).

Oh well, Owen Wilson had to start somewhere; he should thank his lucky stars that he didn't have to start out in "Dante's Peak". Also starring Eric Stoltz, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Trejo, and the voice of Frank Welker.

As for snakes in movies, we'll have to see how "Snakes on a Plane" turns out.


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