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New Alcatraz (2001)

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As a result of a drilling accident, a giant man-eating boa constrictor is released into a maximum security prison in Antarctica.

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Phillip J. Roth

Writers:

Terri Neish, Phillip J. Roth (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cain ... Dr. Robert Trenton
Elizabeth Lackey ... Dr. Jessica Platt-Trenton
Mark Sheppard ... Yuri Breshcov
Dean Biasucci ... Major Larsten
Craig Wasson ... Warden Fred Riley
Grand L. Bush ... Sergeant Quinn
Richard Tanner ... Peter Yuvol
Amanda Kiely ... Patricia O'Boyle (as Amandah Reyne)
Greg Collins ... Scott Poluso
Gary Hershberger ... Goodman
Dana Ashbrook ... Kelly Mitich
Robert Madrid ... Jose
Chris Ufland ... Jenkins
Christopher Michael ... Captain Thomas
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Storyline

In the highest security prison, located in Antarctica, for the world's deadliest criminals, a mining operation unleashes a giant prehistoric snake with a voracious appetite. It is up to the prison staff, inmates, and two paleontologists to hunt down the beast, escape, or become its prey. Written by Anonymous

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100 feet of Prehistoric Terror. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boa See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The first time we see the Warden talking to Yuri, we see the Warden's reflection in the cell glass. At one point his lips continue to move for several seconds after he is done speaking. See more »

Connections

Followed by Python 2 (2002) See more »

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It was alright....
21 January 2006 | by cyberentSee all my reviews

Anybody who sees this film expecting the second coming of Citizen Kane is fooling themselves. Folks, it's just a movie meant to entertain us. And in that sense, I think it did a fine job. Sure there were holes in the plot and some mediocre CG effects, but overall it didn't do too badly in my book. My main gripes were in the opening scene. So if I'm flying a giant cargo plane and it starts making funny noises, I'm certainly not going to open up the crates. And that CG snake is pretty badly done. Why a snake? A monkey would have been more convincing, and most importantly, monkeys make us laugh! I was impressed with the set design though. Very effective use of set design to give us the sense of claustrophobia. The main control room was quite a contrast to the rest of the cold blocky hallways. Overall, not a bad job, especially from the typical giant snake movie. Faced between Anaconda or Boa at the video stores, I'd take Boa in a heartbeat.


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