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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 »

Goofs

When john voight starts to cut up the fish at the start of the film ,he cuts it up once then as another shot appears the fish is whole again. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Hurry up! I think I can blow him up!
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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 Early Edition: The Cat (1997) See more »

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Snake lovers beware
26 October 2005 | by snakeguy76See all my reviews

Erik Stolz must have owed someone a favor. But he was lucky; he was unconscious for most of the movie. I wish I was! The scene that made me cringe the most was the "snake fishing" scene where Jon Voigt has the "Jaws" moment. I know it was put in on purpose but it just comes off stupid.

And it doesn't matter too much that there was a lot of snake fact errors (like the speedy snake chase - you can walk faster than any anaconda can slither). Jaws had it share if inaccuracies but it was still a gripping movie.

This movie just fell into the big monster is chased by the hunter. Throw in a little J-Lo to spice it up.

Note to IMDb - the sequel took place in Borneo not the first one. And the cat in the opening scene was a black jaguar, not a tiger.


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