- 1 hr 29 min
In the 1997 action-thriller film Anaconda, a group of documentary filmmakers, led by Jennifer Lopez's character Terri Flores, set out to investigate a long-lost indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest. Along the way, they encounter Jon Voight's character Paraguay, a mysterious hunter who claims to be able to help them find the tribe.
As the group travels deeper into the jungle, they begin to encounter dangerous wildlife and face various challenges, including a series of mishaps with their equipment and a run-in with a tribe of hostile natives. However, their biggest challenge comes in the form of a massive, man-eating anaconda that has been terrorizing the remote region.
As the anaconda begins picking off members of the group one by one, tensions rise and alliances are tested. Terri and her crew must work together and rely on their resourcefulness and determination to survive the deadly creature and escape the jungle alive.
Anaconda was directed by Luis Llosa and also stars Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube, and Owen Wilson. The film was notable at the time for its impressive special effects and innovative use of animatronics and practical effects to create a realistic-looking anaconda.
The film received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its thrilling pacing and suspenseful atmosphere while others criticized its reliance on genre cliches and predictable plot twists. However, it was a box office success, grossing over $136 million worldwide against a budget of $45 million.
Despite its mixed reception, Anaconda has become somewhat of a cult classic in the years since its release, thanks in part to its memorable performances and tense set pieces. The film also spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs, though none have quite captured the same level of intrigue and excitement as the original.
Anaconda is a 1997 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9 and a MetaScore of 37.