Anaconda (Film)

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director: Luis Llosa
Writers: Hans Bauer, Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr.
Director of Photography:Bill Butler
Editor:Michael R. Miller
Music:Randy Edelman
Production Designer:Kirk M. Petruccelli
Producers:Verna Harrah, Leonard Rabinowitz and Carole Little
Columbia; PG-13; 90 minutes
Cast:Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Jonathan Hyde, Owen Wilson, Karl Wuhrer and Vincent Castellanos

A well-paced thriller. Steven Cale (Stoltz) leads a small documentary film crew down the Amazon in search of a lost tribe. Along the way, they pick up stranded snake poacher Paul Sarone (Voight). Soon enough, Cale is in a coma, Sarone is in charge and the lost tribe is going to stay that way. As the boat heads down a tributary, Sarone blows up a tangle of vines and trees blocking their passage, causing a downpour of creepy, crawly snakes. Thus the stage is set for the title character's revenge. Voight leaves no acting muscle untwitched with his over-the-top and slyly humorous villain.

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