Anaconda (1997)

USA, Brazil, 1997
86m (UK), 89m (USA)35mm film, “filmed in Panavision”, Technicolor, 2.35:1
Dolby, SDDS, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American/Brazilian horror film directed by Luis Llosa.

Plot Summary

A documentary film crew in the Amazon rescue a stranded poacher who leads them on a hunt for a legendary 40-foot anaconda. They snake finds them first, however, and begins killing them one at a time.


Directed by: Luis Llosa
© 1997 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Columbia Pictures presents a CL Cinema Line Film Corporation production. A film by Luis Llosa
Brazilian Production Company: Skylight Cinema Foto Art Ltda
Executive Producer: Susan Ruskin
Produced by: Verna Harrah, Leonard Rabinowitz, Carole Little
Co-producer: Beau Marks
Associate Producer: Andy Fickman
Written by: Hans Bauer and Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr; Neal Jiminez *
* Director of Photography: Bill Butler
Film Editor: Michael R. Miller
Music by: Randy Edelman
Sound Mixer: Douglas B. Arnold
Costume Supervisor: Kathy Monderine
Key Makeup: James Kail
Key Hair Stylist: D.B. Gilbert Mann
Prosthetic & Additional Animatronic Effects by: Steve Johnson’s XFX, Inc.
Prosthetic Designer: Leon Laderach
Special Effects Supervisor: Chuck Gaspar
Special Visual Effects by: Sony Pictures Imageworks, Culver City, California
Production Designer: 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 Kalber)
Vincent Castellanos (Mateo)
Danny Trejo (poacher)


Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015)

See also
Bang Boom Bang – Ein todsicheres Ding (1999)
Crocodile (2000)
King Cobra (1999)
Lake Placid (1999)


The Dark Side no.70 p.17 – review
Empire June 1997 p.48 – review (by David Eimer)
Film Review July 1997 p.19 – review (by James Cameron-Wilson)
The Hollywood Reporter 7 May 1996 p.21 – review
Première July 1997 p.38 – review (by Gerard Delorme)
Premiere vol.10 no.1 (September 1996) p.30 – production notes (Postcards from the edge by Owen Wilson and Eric Stoltz)
Premiere vol.10 no.2 (October 1996) p.28 – production notes (Stoltz, Cube, and Lopez wrapped up in Anaconda by Max Potter)
Premiere vol.10 no.5 (January 1997) p.96 – production notes (The Martini by David Strick)
Samhain no.62 pp.23-24, 31 – interview
Shivers no.42 p.17 – review
Total Film no June 1997 p.92 – review (by Paul Marland)

Diário de Notícias 7 August 1997 – review (by Eurico De Barros)
Diário de Notícias, Programas 8 August 1997 – review (by João Antunes)
Expresso, Cartaz 9 August 1997 – review (by Manuel Cintra Ferreira)
Svenska Dagbladet 5 September 1997 – review (Bäst i sämsta rollen by Elisabeth Sörenson)

Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.485-487