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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of one scene, the controls for the animatronic anaconda shorted out, causing it to completely lose control. Some of the footage is included in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After the first anaconda breaks through the glass to get Terri, Serone shoots the snake in the mouth with a tranquilizer dart. As the snake reacts to the dart, you can clearly see the wires under him that are controlling his actions. 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 »


Soundtracks

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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Monster movie with action, suspense and adventures on the Amazon
12 October 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This stirring picture concerns about a documentary film crew from National Geographic constituted by a motley group: Jennifer Lopez Ice Cube, Eric Stolz, Jonathan Hyde, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer traveling the Amazon river looking for a legendary Indian tribe and guided by Jon Voigh, playing a nutty, snake-obsessed hunter.But a great creature terrorizing the river, it turns to be a very large Anaconda with more 50-foot long. Meanwhile the bunch relationship each other till appearance the enormous snake. A poisonous and giant snake,attack at random and slither down the river, forest, jungle and slither around the boat ready to attack anyone on its path.

The picture provides stirring and exciting amusement with hair-raising chills and creepy scares. The Anacandas, themselves , of course, are the real star stars and they are astounding terrifyingly and almost totally convincing.The snakes are made by animatronics and computer generator, as usual. Middling performances though the players reacting appropriately to becoming snake food. Rather sympathetic and exaggerated acting by Jon Voight as crazy and nasty snakes hunter. The picture displays atmospheric music score by Randy Edelman and colorful cinematography by Bill Butler, cameraman of ¨Jaws¨film. The movie is professionally directed by Luis Llosa, an expert action movies director (The sniper, The specialist) and habitual shooting on river Amazonas(Fire on the Amazon, eight hundred leagues down the Amazon). It's followed by inferior sequel : The hunt for the blood orchid(2004) by Dwight H. Little and created an authentic exploitation snakes sub-genre, such as : ¨Python I and II, Boa, Rattler, King Cobra , among others.


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