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  • PG-13
  • 1h 29m
  • 1997
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Anaconda is an action-packed thriller starring JENNIFER LOPEZ (The Wedding Planner), rap superstar ICE CUBE (XXX: State of the Union), Academy Award®-winner JON VOIGHT (1978 Best Actor, Coming Home) and ERIC STOLTZ (Pulp Fiction). A documentary film crew, headed by anthropologist Steve Cale (Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Lopez), ventures into the world's most isolated jungle - the Amazon - in search of a lost and forgotten civilization. Early in their journey, they come to the aid of Paul Serone, a Paraguayan guide (Voight), who joins their expedition. But Serone is actually a poacher on the trail of a legendary snake. When Serone hijacks the boat and its crew on his quest to track and kill the giant snake, he steers the expedition right into the path of the deadly monster. Get ready for a wild, scare-a-minute thrill ride because ANACONDA will grab you and take your breath away.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Anaconda's pulpy pleasures are constricted by its own absurdity, but creature feature fans may enjoy its brazen silliness.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Scary creature goes after humans; language, violence, peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Anaconda, a B-horror film from 1997, rose to the number one domestic box office spot and racked up $136 million not for its artistry, but for the menace created by a hungry giant snake with a taste for human. Young viewers should be warned of gruesome 50-foot snake attacks during which victims are squeezed until their bones break and their veins pop, then swallowed whole and either suffocated or digested to death, that is, if the snake doesn't vomit the prey out just for fun. It's campy, but will certainly frighten kids. Language includes infrequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "bastard," "hell," "damn," "bitch," "scrotum," and "horny." Adults smoke cigarettes and drink and talk about alcohol. Someone says, "Five whiskies? That's breakfast on the river." Someone longingly mentions a quadruple gin and tonic and a six-pack of beer.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Horror
  • Release Date:April 11, 1997
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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