Anaconda (1997) (part 1 of 5)

The Cast of Characters:
Terri FloresTerri Flores. Jennifer Lopez’s career begins its slow, painful decline with this budding documentarian. Standard “Final Girl” material.
DannyDanny. The documentary’s cameraman and token jive-talking black guy, as well as another plum rapper/actor role for Ice Cube.
Paul SaronePaul Sarone. Jon Voight, firmly in his “anything for a buck” phase as an over-the-top psychotic snake hunter.
Dr. CaleDr. Cale. Terminally bland anthropologist and producer of the documentary. As you’d expect, played by Eric Stoltz.
Warren WestridgeWarren Westridge. Jonathan Hyde as the stiff-assed Brit narrator of the documentary.
GaryGary. Between this, The Cable Guy, and Armageddon, Owen Wilson wasn’t very good at choosing his immediate follow-ups to Bottle Rocket. As for the character, he’s the perpetually horny soundman.
DeniseDenise. Ex-porn and Eight Legged Freaks star Kari Wuhrer as the equally horny production manager.
MateoMateo. Barge driver and token Hispanic guy. Guess how he ends up.
The anacondaThe anaconda. Alternately a big, ponderous mechanical snake, and a considerably longer and faster piece of computer animation. Voiced (or is that hissed?) by Frank Welker.

Man, take a gander at that cast! It’ll be a very long time before we get to see such a big group of high-priced stars lowering themselves to this level again, so cherish it while you can.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Anaconda (1997)

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