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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

Writers:

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the beginning of the movie the word Antarctic is spelled "Antartic". See more »

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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Waste of a good idea!
12 August 2002 | by SamRagSee all my reviews

I got the feeling while watching this film that promising idea had been ruined during filmmaking or scripting. The story line itself is promising, as a maximum security prison has been build in the Antarctic, and while drilling they release a giant snake from some deep undercover cave. The material was under utilized, with no real character building, terrible terrible dialog and no action or excitement – AT ALL. What generally would be our hero's, the experts on prehistoric dinosaurs/animals, have nothing to do, and the reason for their involvement is a bigger mystery than the snake. The plot holes are endless, pausing in dialog (which I've noticed is a trade for all B-movies I hate), and strangle and irritatingly cut movie. Skip it, for God sake, just skip it… clean your house instead, it would be more fun. 2/10


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