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New Alcatraz (2001)

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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... See full summary »

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... Peter Yuvol
... Patricia O'Boyle (as Amandah Reyne)
... Scott Poluso
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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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In the scene when Dean Cain's character crawled out of the hole that the charge explosion blew out the hole, you can see that some of the snow wobbles when Cain stumbles into it. See more »

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Waste of a good idea!
12 August 2002 | by See 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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