Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid

Synopsis: In New York, the ambitious Dr. Jack Byron and his associate Gordon Mitchell present the research of his assistant Sam Rogers to the CEO and board of directors of a corporation to sponsor a scientific expedition to Borneo. The objective is to find a flower, Blood Orchid, that flourishes for a couple of weeks every seven years and could be a fountain of youth, prolonging the expectation of life of human beings. They are succeeded and once in Borneo, they realize that it is the raining season and there is no boat available to navigate on the river. They pay US$ 50,000.00 to convince Captain Bill Johnson and his partner Tran to sail to the location. After an accident in a waterfall, the survivors realize that a pack of anacondas have gathered for mating and their nest is nearby the plantation of Blood Orchid, which made them bigger and bigger.
Director(s): Dwight H. Little
Production: Sony Pictures Releasing
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.6
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
25%
PG-13
Year:
2004
97 min
$31,500,000
Website
94 Views

You've sold us a bill of goods,

Gordon.

Promised new drugs to fight everything

from the common cold to cancer.

- We'll deliver everything we promised.

- I'm sorry, but the adventure is over.

We're exercising our option

to liquidate...

...Byron & Mitchell Research Limited.

Jack, show these people how filthy

rich we're gonna make them, please.

I don't think you understand

what I just said.

Oh, I think I understand.

Jack.

Perrinia immortalis.

The Blood Orchid.

First described in 1892

by Houghton...

...the last person to see it until our

team brought a sample from Borneo.

It lies dormant for seven years,

then blooms for just six months.

Which means we just got

lucky as hell, gentlemen.

Anyone here familiar

with the Hayflick limit?

He proposed a cell

could only replicate 56 times...

...before it died from

a buildup of toxins.

According to him,

it's the reason we die.

But what if we could

transcend that limit?

That would be impossible.

Not according to our data.

Our research indicates the presence

of a chemical in Perrinia immortalis...

...that can significantly

prolong cellular life.

I can't support this.

Does that mean

what I think it means?

Are we talking about

a pharmaceutical equivalent...

...to the fountain of youth?

Exactly.

That'd be bigger than Viagra.

- Have you put this into human trials?

- We can't yet.

Our sample was degraded

in the initial study.

We need more of the orchid.

See, and that's our only problem,

gentlemen.

That orchid is only in bloom

for another two weeks.

Well, what the hell

are you waiting for?

Get your asses down to Borneo.

Yes.

- Welcome to Borneo.

- Thanks.

- What's wrong with this picture?

- I don't know. Let me see, you're in it?

We don't have a boat, okay?

Your company had one responsibility:

Get a boat.

- And you've already screwed it up.

- Wait. Your girl chartered the boat.

Sam confirmed with the company.

They're waiting for your payment.

Hey. Hey, I've got something.

Payment cleared.

Really?

- Where's the boat?

- It's not coming.

All of the charter companies

have shut down.

No one'll risk going upriver

till after the rainy season.

- And when's that?

- Two, three weeks.

The orchid's only in bloom

for one more week, tops.

There's a local captain

named Jin-Soon.

I'm told he'll take anyone upriver,

for the right price.

Are you sure this is the place?

They said the one

with the red door.

I bet you somebody's playing

Russian roulette in there.

Maybe we'll get lucky

and you'll get a turn.

Hey, why don't you two just get a room.

Come on, Sam.

Wait here.

Yeah, if you insist.

Hey! Hey!

Jin-Soon.

Jin-Soon?

Your Indonesian sucks.

- Stick to English.

- We heard you could take us upriver.

In rainy season?

Won't be cheap.

We can pay you 25,000.

- I'll have a talk with the captain.

- You're not the captain?

Jin-Soon!

These tourists need a boat.

I told them not in the rainy season.

- You're Jin-Soon?

- Local nickname.

Name's Johnson. Bill Johnson.

It's a pronunciation thing.

And you can rent my boat

for 25 grand.

Now, you want me to drive it,

well...

...that'll cost you 50.

Fifty grand? Are you high?

You know what?

Don't answer that.

I'm not trusting him

with the expedition.

Listen. Lady.

Let's cut the bullshit, please.

If one of the other charter

companies could take you...

...you'd be on the river by now.

You only came to me

because you're desperate.

Fifty grand's my price.

Take it...

...or leave it.

I've seen subway cars

in better shape than this.

Yeah, she may be ugly...

...but she puts out.

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