Aussie adventurer Steve Irwin aka The Crocodile Hunter has avoided the death-roll and nabbed another feisty croc, hoping to save it from poachers. What Steve doesn't know is that the crocodile has innocently swallowed a top secret US satellite beacon, and the poachers are actually American special agents sent to retrieve it. Crikey! In the Outback and through the bush with his wife Terri's ever-present commentary ringing out over the countryside ("That was a close one, Steve!"), the Crocodile Hunter is out to save the gorgeous croc and relocate him. It won't be easy, but if he can handle bird-eating spiders and venomous snakes without getting bitten, gun-wielding agents shouldn't be too much of a problem.Written by
There is a statement in the closing credits: "Aside from Steve and Terri, any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual entities, is purely coincidental." See more »
The UK version is cut by 5 seconds to remove two uses of the word 'wanker', in order to secure a a PG certificate.
(The trailer was cut by 1 second, removing a shot of a crocodile leaping at the camera with its jaws apart, and thus securing a U certificate. An uncut PG certificate was available to the distributor.) See more »
STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs
The promotional trailer for Steve Irwin's movie debut has to be,credit where credit's due,one of the cleverest and most ingenuitive marketing gimmicks of the year.The MGM lion roars in it's circular cage like it would before any other movie trailer,only for the wild-and-wacky one to come out,sneer in it's face and brush it off as 'nathin'.No,only a ferocious crocodile would scare him off.Poor lion,it's too old to be scary anymore anyway.Ha ha,what class.Sigh......alas,we come on to the movie itself.Seeing old Stevo risk his life-and-limb in front of the really wild wildlife on the Discovery Channel each day could only be a sick man's idea of comedy,but,like a comedy show,seeing the concept stretched out into a movie wears the premise completely thin,and,after about half an hour,it becomes a little tedious.Mind you,the plot to credit it with wasn't much to go with anyway,some naff rubbish about a satelite tracker falling down a croc's throat (surely it would choke?).Yes,this is a daft,silly little movie,an insult to the intelligence,and not just because of the daft,silly little plot...but because this is exactly the kind of movie I'm talking about.Just something concocted by desperate,greedy Hollywood execs to rake in your cash over the Summer period.By going to see it,you're putting up with their slacking off.So,yeah,I didn't enjoy it.I'm glad I didn't enjoy this silly,daft little movie.Loved that trailer though.*
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