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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.


Phillip J. Roth


Terri Neish, Phillip J. Roth (story)





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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100 feet of Prehistoric Terror. See more »

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

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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 »


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Was I so bored to enjoy this?
18 April 2004 | by vampyrecowboySee all my reviews

HA HA HA...this movie is sooo funny...in a bad way.

Many unanswered questions.

Why were there only roughly 15 guards at a prison in a frozen wasteland?

Why did they all speak to each other by last name only?

Why weren't they cold when walking through a gigantic block of ice?

Why was there only one person with access to the gates of the prison?

Why were there no caretakers or cooks or anybody else that works in a prison facility around?

Why after "2 weeks" were the inmates still healthy and energetic looking? Had they been knowledgeable of the snake, there would have been massive panic.

Why were the inmates still alive if the rest of the staff at the penetentiary killed? If the snake was able to crush through several thousand feet of ice, why not through plexiglass to eat the prisoners?

Why was Dean Cain and his "wife" talking of creatures that lived below the ice right at the time of the giant snake escaping from the hollowed out rock? Did they have subconcious knowledge of it or were they actually demons who had given birth to it and therefor had first hand knowledge of snakes living in permafrost environments?

If the snake will go where it's warm, why didn't the snake tunnel it's way north to a warmer climate?

If this is a BOA Constrictor, why did it first strike it's victims with it's fangs, instead of crushing them and breaking bones and swallowing them whole? Boas will CRUSH their meal till it is lifeless and then devour it, and not seek out till it has totally consumed the meal.

Why did the snake not stay where the warth of the fire was instead of darting off across the cold building after new victims. They were heading to the warmest part of the structure...the snake was there, but it chased them. Had the snake stayed where it was warm, it would have only been in the drilling and heating chamber.

Why after flying across the ocean and jumping into sub-freezing temperatures did the army and the two professors still have warm hands and faces while walking through very cold blowing wind?

Why did the snow look like cotton and NOT stick to the clothes or to any metal objects? Or heap up in the corners of the wall where the wind was blowing it too?

Why did this entire movie look like some lame attempt at putting back pieces of previous ALIEN, STAR WARS and STAR TREK sets together to create a backdrop.

Why was the snake able to live and GROW in a hollow rock that has been sealed for thousands of years with no food?

Why did the snake make noise? Snakes have no vocal cords and therefor make no vocal reverberations.

Why was Dean Caine's character not emotional after he thought his wife to be dead?

Why was his wife very emotional when she spoke of a child which was not even relevent to the story?

How did the criminals eat during their entire stay at the fortress and why were they still wearing the same clothes without looking like they had slept in them for two weeks? What was the reason for the criminals in the first place...they served no purpose except for a quick meal.

Why did the criminals have to argue with each other when the only thing they had to do was either kill the snake or run?

Why was the Warden so high up on himself and demanding when he could have just hopped the plane and escaped?

Why didn't the survivors use all the firepower in the storage room that was accessable to them, instead of leaving plenty of weapons behind?

Why didn't the survivors think of using the explosives from the mining crew had left them?

Why? Why? Why? Why are there sooooo many holes to this story? Why was it made? Why were the characters so poorly developed?

Why was the script so poor quality? And why wsan't it actually filmed in somehwere that was cold (a big freezer warehouse? Northern Canada in Winter? Why were there so many useless characters that served absolutley no point in the film?

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Release Date:

21 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boa See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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1.85 : 1
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