Python (2000)

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Genetically Engineered Python

Alternate Titles
N/A

Country
USA

Director
Richard Clabaugh

Writers
Phillip J Roth
Chris Neal
Gary Hershberger
Paul Bogh

Story

“When their genetically engineered hybrid Python escapes after a plane crash, scientist Robert Englund and secret agent Casper Van Dien must track down and eliminate the snake. However a local cyclist bands together with his police officer love rival in order to try and save their small town from either being eaten or destroyed by Van Dien’s mercenary army.”

Cast

  • Frayne Rosanoff – John Cooper
  • Dana Barron – Kristin
  • William Zabka – Deputy Greg Larson
  • Robert Englund – Dr Anton Rudolph
  • Casper Van Dien – NSA Agent Bart Parker
  • Wil Wheaton – Tommy
  • Jenny McCarthy – Francesca Garibaldi

Creature Connections

  • Basilisk: The Serpent King – Phillip J Roth
  • Bats: Human Harvest – Phillip J Roth
  • Black Swarm – Robert Englund
  • Boa – Phillip J Roth, Gary Hershberger
  • Boa vs Python – Phillip J Roth
  • Copperhead – Phillip J Roth
  • Dark Waters – Phillip J Roth
  • Dragon Fighter – Phillip J Roth
  • Lake Placid 2 – Phillip J Roth
  • Lake Placid 3 – Phillip J Roth
  • Lake Placid 4 – Phillip J Roth, Robert Englund
  • Lake Placid vs Anaconda – Robert Englund
  • Locusts: The 8th Plague – Phillip J Roth
  • Rage of the Yeti – Phillip J Roth
  • Python 2 – Phillip J Roth, William Zabka
  • Shark Hunter – Phillip J Roth/i>
  • Triassic Attack – Phillip J Roth

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Review

    A wonderfully self-aware treat with a fantastic cast, Python makes up for its rather dismal special effects and limited sets by bringing a subtle degree of camp and humour to the proceedings.

    When their genetically engineered hybrid Python escapes after a plane crash, scientist Robert Englund and secret agent Casper Van Dien must track down and eliminate the snake. However a local cyclist bands together with his police officer love rival in order to try and save their small town from either being eaten or destroyed by Van Dien’s mercenary army.

    The film is completely unable to maintain a scale for the Python with it ranging from being as tall as trees to them being able to hide behind a car in a garage, however giving the Python a razor sharp tail tip was an inspired idea. The characters are admittedly entertaining to watch with the goofy police department being a clear highlight.

    There’s a little bit or gore and a little bit of nudity and both are used sparingly and to good effect. Instead Python relishes far more on its ludicrousness to please its audience including such ridiculous fanfare as hilariously unconvincing aeroplane set design, the Python defusing a bomb off-screen and a ridiculous sex-infused house viewing sequence with Jenny McCarthy.

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