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New Alcatraz (2001)

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As a result of a drilling accident, a giant man-eating boa constrictor is released into a maximum security prison in Antarctica.

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Phillip J. Roth

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Terri Neish, Phillip J. Roth (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Dr. Robert Trenton
Elizabeth Lackey ... Dr. Jessica Platt-Trenton
Mark Sheppard ... Yuri Breshcov
Dean Biasucci ... Major Larsten
Craig Wasson ... Warden Fred Riley
Grand L. Bush ... Sergeant Quinn
Richard Tanner ... Peter Yuvol
Amanda Kiely ... Patricia O'Boyle (as Amandah Reyne)
Greg Collins ... Scott Poluso
Gary Hershberger ... Goodman
Dana Ashbrook ... Kelly Mitich
Robert Madrid ... Jose
Chris Ufland ... Jenkins
Christopher Michael ... Captain Thomas
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Storyline

In the highest security prison, located in Antarctica, for the world's deadliest criminals, a mining operation unleashes a giant prehistoric snake with a voracious appetite. It is up to the prison staff, inmates, and two paleontologists to hunt down the beast, escape, or become its prey. Written by Anonymous

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12,000 feet below the Antarctic ice, it lays in wait. See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boa See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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1.85 : 1
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The guard tells Yuri that he's "20 miles north of the south pole". This isn't an actual geographic location. Once you are standing on the south pole, you can walk 20 miles in any direction and you are going north. See more »

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Followed by Python 2 (2002) See more »

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No Bacon?
30 July 2002 | by primetimarSee all my reviews

Like Anaconda but in Antarctica and the women are in parkas. But this movie was much better than Anaconda because of the ensemble acting. There were some funny accents just like in Gladiator.

We had to rent this movie like we rent any movie with hunky Dean Cain (who should have been in Gladiator).

We were expecting the movie to be a lot better than it was judging by the packaging on box that depicted a cool looking snake that kind of looks like a box if you know what I mean. Even though the movie wasn't "Oscar" material, it did depict realistically what would happen if an Antarctic prison colony was invaded by a giant prehistoric snake. I, myself, did not think that New Alcatraz/Boa was Epic in the same sense that Gladiator is epic. In that context, New Alcatraz/Boa is no War and Peace. However, New Alcatraz/Boa had a strange twist of irony unlike any film I've seen in a longtime.

If there is a sequel to this movie we would like to write it... imagine a biblical thriller in space with a giant snake.


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