The film received mixed reviews but was a success and was followed by. Sent on a National Geographic survey of the jungle to capture the largest anaconda, a group of cardboard cutouts posing as actors bite off more than they can chew and get chewed up by an over sized and very agitated snake. However, Terri and Danny are soon re-captured when Serone catches up to them. Terri finds a nest of baby normal sized anacondas in a building, but the snake arrives and, after regurgitating the still twitching Serone, chases her up a smoke stack. Terri and Danny cut their bonds and watch in horror as the anaconda slowly swallows Serone whole. They are then forced to help him achieve his true objective—hunting down and capturing a record-breaking he had been tracking. But the original pair escapes, leaving a bloody trail of corpses.
Afterwards, Terri and Danny reunite with Cale, who begins to revive on the boat. The snake kills the snake hunter and is dramatically burned to death by the last two survivors. While shooting a documentary about a long-lost indigenous tribe, the Shirishamas, on the , director Terri Flores and members of her crew—including cameraman Danny Rich , production manager Denise Kalberg , her boyfriend, sound engineer Gary Dixon , visionary Warren Westridge , anthropologist Professor Steven Cale , and boat skipper Mateo —come across stranded snake hunter Paul Serone and help him, believing he knows how to find the tribe they are searching for. Unfortunately J-Lo survives since she would be too glamorous to be devoured and she would have made the snake look tame by comparison by throwing a hissy fit if she was to be eaten. The virtues of the film include, most importantly, Voight's funny and outrageous performance do Paraguayans sound like that?! Serone tries to escape, but the anaconda finally manages to coil itself around him and suffocate him. A photograph in an old newspaper reveals that Mateo, Serone, and the unnamed poacher were working together to catch animals, including snakes. June 2016 and were the first choices for the role of Terri Flores whose last name was originally Porter , but they passed due to scheduling conflicts with both and respectively before signed on.
An enraged Serone attacks Terri, only to be stabbed with the tranquilizer dart by Cale, who soon loses consciousness again. In the meantime, the film crew members are escaping from their bonds. Danny traps the anaconda by pinning its tail to the ground with a. With one enemy down, the film crew also dispatches of the snake hunter and they attempt to continue on. The film is listed in founder 's book as one of The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.
The anaconda appears and coils itself around Terri and Danny and begins to suffocate them. They keep failing and being eaten like unsuspecting locals, some alive, even after enlisting ruthless big game hunter Hammett. This allows the rest of the crew to physically overpower the snake hunter and to tie him up. The snake hunter however was not killed. It kills one more member of the original film crew before being shot and killed.
And of course there is the titular character and star of the show. The snake hunter then goads the girlfriend of the most recent victim into getting near him to kill him. Before it can kill him, the tree supporting the anaconda breaks, sending everyone into the water and waking up Cale. When Denise attempts to kill Serone as revenge for Gary's death, he gets the edge and strangles her to death with his legs before dumping her body in the river. While it breaks through the boat, the poacher commits suicide. Danny ignites a fire below the smoke shack and burns the snake alive.
The film crew slowly but surely makes their way deeper and deeper into the rain forest when they chance upon a lone man on a wrecked boat. Most of the crew are uncomfortable around Serone, and Cale clashes with him several times in regards to Shirishama lore. Danny punches the drugged Serone, knocking him into the river. They are caught in a net by Serone, but the snake breaks free. Anaconda begins by introducing us to a film crew. The beautiful Jennifer Lopez is eye candy. Murdoch runs, instructing his staff to clean up.
The anaconda at this point returns and throws the crew into disarray. With Westridge killed in the fall, the snake coils itself around Danny, only to be shot in the head by Terri. Later at night, the anaconda attacks the boat. The next day, the boat becomes stuck at a waterfall, requiring Terri, Danny, and Westridge to enter the water to winch it loose. Storyline Sent on a National Geographic survey of the jungle to capture the largest anaconda, a group of cardboard cutouts posing as actors bite off more than they can chew and get chewed up by an over sized and very agitated snake. The survivors continue as best as possible on their path and do find the native tribe they had been originally looking for.
It is closest to Creature from the Black Lagoon in its structure: a trip down the Amazon of an ill-assorted group, a search for an elusive creature, or in this case, at first at least, the People of the Mist; some red shirt people; and Jon Voight playing the Nestor Paiva sort of role of the guy who's been on the river too long--and a would-be priest, no less. Once the captain is out of commission, the rescued stranger starts acting exactly like that, strange. When the anaconda returns, Westridge distracts it long enough for Terri and Danny to return to the boat while he ascends the waterfall. There is also the stuffy English narrator of the documentary they are making and Owen Wilson in his usual feckless character mode. It centers on a crew who have been taken hostage by a snake hunter who is going after the legendary , which is discovered in the. He manages to choke her into unconsciousness before stealthily dumping her body overboard, where she drowns. The snake hunter then uses this to gain one ally from the film crew, who helps the snake hunter keep the remainder of the crew under control, including the new ally's girlfriend.
As they get deeper into the amazon, the elusive anaconda starts to pick off the crew one by one. When Serone attempts to capture the snake, it crushes Gary, killing and eating him, leaving Denise devastated. Altogether it's fun and moves along briskly. With that, Serone takes command of the boat and the crew. .
They are on the verge of meeting and filming a once thought lost tribe of people located on the edge of the Amazon river. To examine why it works optimally in snakes, they also bread a super-anaconda strain. That sums up the film. The fast-growing pregnant monster sheds its skin, thus disabling the only tracking device. As Terri and Danny recuperate on a nearby dock, the anaconda appears one final time before Danny slams a splitting maul into the snake's head, killing it. Serone performs an emergency , seemingly saving Cale's life. It was also nominated for two including Best Actress ; who lost to for and Best Horror Film which went to.