Anaconda 3: Offspring
|Anaconda 3: Offspring|
|Directed by||Don E. FauntLeRoy|
|Produced by||Vlad Păunescu
Bryan S. Sexton
|Written by||Nicholas Dawidoff
David C. Olson
|Music by||Peter Meisner|
|Cinematography||Don E. FauntLeRoy|
|Editing by||Scott Conrad|
|Production company||Castel Film Romania
Hollywood Media Bridge
|Running time||91 minutes|
Anaconda 3: Offspring (Also known simply as Anaconda 3) is a 2008 made-for-television horror film. A sequel to Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, it is the third film in the "Anaconda" series. Produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the film premiered on Sci Fi Channel on July 26, 2008. It was released on DVD on October 21, 2008 in the U.S. in the U.K. on October 20, 2008. It stars David Hasselhoff, Crystal Allen, Anthony Green, and John Rhys-Davies.
A very large female anaconda captured from the Amazon River basin and another larger and smarter male anaconda are being held in a scientific lab owned Wexel Hall for experimentation. The research project is led by Dr Amanda Hayes (Crystal Allen) and funded by Murdoch (John Rhys-Davies), a well-known industrialist. While visiting the facility, Murdoch agitates the male anaconda with a large flashlight, and he is gassed to calm him down. However, as Murdoch, his assistant Pinkus (Ryan McCluskey), and a scientist leave, the anaconda breaks through his enclosure's wall. As it escapes, it kills many of the people working in the lab,Cupboard escapes the destruction. In looking through the facility, Amanda and another researcher realize that the second (Queen) anaconda has also escaped. Murdoch calls in a team of animal hunters, led by Hammett (David Hasselhoff), to capture both snakes. Amanda and Pinkus go with them. At a small farm in the middle of the woods, the owner is eaten alive by one of the snakes.
The hunting party arrives later and begin formulating a plan of attack. During the first confrontation with the snake, two of the party are killed: Captain Gronzy is stabbed by the genetically altered Anaconda's very sharp-knifed tail and Dragosh loses his head. Hammett arrives and gives the team a lecture on how to kill the snake. As the group splits up, Amanda heads off in a car with two other team members, Victor (Toma Danilă) and Sofia (Mihaela Elena Oros). During the next confrontation with the snake, a car crash results, the Anaconda spat in Victor's face burning it, injuring Sofia with a broken leg and leaving Amanda in the car. As Amanda is about to help her, the snake reappears and eats Sofia. Amanda is rescued by Hammett and both of them escape.
As they regroup, Amanda reluctantly reveals that the queen snake is pregnant and will give birth to more genetically "special" offspring in less than 24 hours. The teams wants to call in the military, but Hammett forbids it and threatens Amanda with jail for her role in creating it. In the morning, the party begins searching for the snake, but Pinkus has lost his hand then later killed. While Hammett searches for it on foot, Amanda and two of the three remaining hunters: Nick (Patrick Regis) and Amanda. They spot the snakes going into an old factory, and follow them in to plant explosives around the building. Before they can finish, the black male attacks. Nick helps Amanda escape but is captured himself. Before the snake stabs him, he is able to discharge a grenade, stabbing himself with a knife tail. Hammett and his last remaining hunter: Andrei (Alin Olteanu) arrive and hear the grenade go off. As the two of them meet Amanda inside the factory, Andrei moves to set the charges, so Hammett's betrayal and kills him, causing Amanda and to realize that Hammett is working for a party wanting a live baby anaconda (Murdoch). Inside the building, the queen gives birth. After wounding Hammett, Amanda sets the timer on the explosives and escapes from the building, leaving Hammett to be attacked by the baby snakes while he tries to reach the bomb. Once she is at a safe distance, the explosives detonate. As she sits by a roadside burning all of her documentation on the snake research, one of Murdoch's men drives by, heading from the factory where he found one baby snake still alive, to deliver the snake to Murdoch.
- David Hasselhoff as Markos Hammett
- Crystal Allen as Dr. Amanda Hayes
- Ryan McCluskey as Pinkus
- Patrick Regis as Nick
- Anthony Green as Captain Grozny
- John Rhys-Davies as Murdoch
- Alin Olteanu as Andrei
- Toma Danilă as Victor
- Milhaela Elena Oros as Sofia
Around the 50 minute mark, when the car crashes it can be observed that one of the film crew walks behind Amanda in the car.
Similar to many made-for-television movies, the film received poor reviews for having almost nothing to do with the previous films, unoriginal confusing plot, wooden acting and low-budget special effects. It currently holds 2.7 on IMDB.
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