Columbia/Cinema Line (Verna Harrah, Leonard Rabinowitz &
USA/Brazil 🇺🇸🇧🇷 1997
W: Hans Bauer, Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.
DP: Bill Butler
Ed: Michael R. Miller
Mus: Randy Edelman
PD: Kirk M. Petruccelli
Jennifer Lopez (Terri Flores), Ice Cube (Danny Rich), Jon
Voight (Paul Sarone), Eric Stoltz (Dr. Steven Cale), Jonathan Hyde (Warren Westridge), Owen Wilson (Gary Dixon), Kari Wuhrer (Denise Kalberg)
Following the same formula as Jaws, a team of
anthropologists/documentary filmmakers go looking for a tribe of Indians in the Amazon rainforest and become the prey of a giant killer snake instead.
bad movie which is watchable for all the wrong reasons, especially the ropey special effects and the unintentionally laughable performance of Jon Voight, a once fine actor committing career
suicide by portraying a Venezuelan snake-hunter.
Sequels followed, somehow managing to be even
Did You Know:
During the filming of one scene, the controls for the
animatronic anaconda shorted out, causing it to completely lose control. Some of the footage is included in the movie.
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Worst of the Year: 1 win (Worst Supporting Actor); 7
nominations (Worst Film; Worst Actress; Worst Director; Worst Ensemble Cast; Worst Screenplay - Original; Worst Excuse for a Horror; Worst Original Score)
ALMA Awards (Outstanding Actress); The Stinkers (Worst
Supporting Actor, Worst Fake Accent)