ANACONDA (Theatrical Release USA 1998)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

possibly could rate as a good cult classic due to its concept and casual, almost carefree manner in which it engages its action scenes. The snake has been created with great realism. The casting set is highly unusual with Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Ice Cube, Eric Stolts, and Jonathan Hyde, but works fairly well together. Watch for a cameo appearance of Danny Trejo; and, listen for the legendary Frank Welker as the voice of the Anaconda. This film certainly is not another Jaws, but it takes its own place in the genre of man meets dangerous animal.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A snake hunter uses a film crew to accomplish his ends.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Luis Llosa for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Susan Ruskin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez), Danny Rich (Ice Cube), Paul Serone (Jon Voight), Dr. Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz), Warren Westridge (Jonathan Hyde), Gary Dixon (Owen Wilson), Denise Kalberg (Kari Wuhrer), Mateo (Vincent Castellanos), Poacher (Danny Trejo),and Anaconda (Voice of Frank Welker).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a ‘cheesy’ thriller film for one of those afternoons when a viewer just wants to let a thriller-type movie run without too much emotional or intellectual involvement.

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