Title: Anaconda
Genres: Adventure
Directed by: Luis Llosa
Written by: Hans Bauer; Jim Cash; Jack Epps, Jr.
Produced by: Jack Epps, Jr.; Andy Fickman; Verna Harrah; Carole Little; Beau Marks; Leonard Rabinowitz; Susan Ruskin
Music by: Randy Edelman
Cinematography: Bill Butler
Edited by: Michael R. Miller
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Released: April 11th, 1997
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 89 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $45,000,000
Gross: $65,885,767 (US)
$136,885,767 (worldwide)
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Anaconda is an American feature film blending elements of jungle adventure with predatory horror. It was directed by Luis Llosa with a script written by Hans Bauer, Jack Epps, Jr. and Jim Cash. It was produced by Columbia Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on April 11th, 1997. The film features a recognizable cast of well-known actors who find themselves plagued by a giant snake while doing a documentary shoot on the Amazon River in South America. The film stars Jennifer Lopez as Terri Flores, Ice Cube as Danny Rich, Jon Voight as Paul Serone, Eric Stoltz as Doctor Steven Cale, Jonathan Hyde as Warren Westridge, Owen Wilson as Gary Dixon, Kari Wuhrer as Denise Kalberg, Vincent Castellanos as Mateo, and everyone's favorite Mexican bad-ass, Danny Trejo as the poacher. Veteran voice actor Frank Welker provided the voice for the snake.

Plot Edit

A documentary film crew, led by a director named Terri Flores, hire a boat to take them down the Amazon River so they can research an allegedly lost Indian tribe called the Shirishamas. The don't find any Shirishamas, but what they do find is a giant-ass CGI anaconda snake that attacks the boat and proceeds to swallow its contents faster than a Jersey hooker.

Cast Edit

Actor Role
Jennifer Lopez Terri Flores
Ice Cube Danny Rich
Jon Voight Paul Serone
Eric Stoltz Doctor 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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Fun Facts Edit

  • The tagline for this film is, "When you can't breathe, you can't scream".
  • This is the film that started it all. Although it achieved only nominal popularity despite its all-star cast, Anaconda was the birth place of a cottage industry, which spawned a deluge of cheaply made direct-to-video films about giant man-eating reptiles. Many of these never-to-be classics were produced by The Asylum and aired on the Syfy Network as a "Syfy Original Picture".
  • "My Anaconda don't want none unless you got BUNS, hon!" That really doesn't have anything to do with the movie. I just felt like putting it here. That's a line from the Sir Mix-a-Lot song, "Baby Got Back". And yes, when he says "anaconda", he's actually referring to his pecker.

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1990s horror films

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