November 8th, 2007



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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.4/10 (11,669 voted)

Director: Greg Mclean

Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington

An idyllic wildlife cruise disintegrates into terror when a party of tourists are stalked by a massive man-eating crocodile. Pete McKell, a cynical American travel writer, joins a disparate group of holiday-makers on a river cruise through the waters of Kakadu National Park. Initially Pete clashes with their tour captain, Kate, a feisty young woman who assumes he is just another 'city-slicker' in search of a quick thrill. After an uneventful day cruising the river, Kate is reluctantly persuaded to steer their boat into unexplored territory. They discover a secluded lake but terror strikes when their craft receives a powerful blow from beneath the murky depths and begins to sink. With little choice, she beaches the vessel on the closest dry land -a tiny mud island. With a rising tide and only half an hour of daylight left, fear grips the group as they realize they are trapped in the lair of a 'rogue' crocodile...

Radha Mitchell - Kate Ryan
Michael Vartan - Pete McKell
Sam Worthington - Neil Kelly
Caroline Brazier - Mary Ellen
Stephen Curry - Simon
Celia Ireland - Gwen
John Jarratt - Russell
Heather Mitchell - Elizabeth
Geoff Morrell - Allen
Damien Richardson - Collin
Robert Taylor - Everett
Mia Wasikowska - Sherry
Barry Otto - Merv
Shaun Longham - Barfly

Taglines: Welcome to the Terrortory


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | TFM Distribution [France] |

Release Date: 8 November 2007

Filming Locations: Maidstone, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: AUD 26,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: AUD 667,194 (Australia) (11 November 2007) (170 Screens)

Gross: $10,452 (USA) (1 May 2008)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Germany:

Did You Know?

This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture.

Factual errors: It is stated that the river is a tidal river. But during the boat trip up river and into the lagoon, there are no river banks and the vegetation grows right to the water's edge. If this were a true tidal river, there would be dirt banks and evidence of tidal action all along the river.

[first lines]
Pete McKell: Hot as hell out there, huh?

User Review

Finally A Top Notch Crocodile Film

Rating: 8/10

I thought this would be a real cheesy B movie but was in for a great surprise.

Starting with the cinematography and the initial town scenes I figured this may be half decent. Things picked up even more with the scenes on the boat introducing the characters. Small touches like the guy letting his loved ones ashes into the water and the photographer having a sly chow down on a hidden sandwich were really cool touches. Bigger budget films should take note! It got better from there, not showing too much of the croc and building suspense with good pacing and realistic reactions from the cast. The cinematography and editing on the river journey were great. After seeing this I almost want to go to the Northern Territories. Almost, but not after the Croc finally shows its face.

This is one primal beast. The film does a good job of keeping it under wraps for the early portion of the film but when it finally shows its face its a great moment. The visual fx are faultless and the croc acts in a very realistic manner.

In the second act the filmmakers do a great job at ratcheting up suspense, using a great set up involving the river. I wont spoil it here but its so simple but very effective.

I am a jaded monster film fan and this one had me wanting to see it for a second time straight away.

Crocs and Alligators seem to be the whipping boys of the film industry with so many comedy or low budget appearances. To finally to see one with real teeth and to give it a go with a good story and great fx is fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone after a monster night out.


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