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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

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Greg McLean

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Greg McLean
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Heather Mitchell ... Elizabeth
Geoff Morrell ... Allen
Damien Richardson ... Collin
Robert Taylor ... Everett
Mia Wasikowska ... Sherry
Barry Otto ... Merv
Shaun Longham Shaun Longham ... Barfly
Patch 'The Wonder' Dog Patch 'The Wonder' Dog ... Kevin
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Storyline

A handful of tourists looking for adventure get more than they bargained for when they cross paths with a massive man-eating beast in this thriller. Pete McKell (Michael Vartan) is a writer for an American travel magazine who has been assigned to write a story about vacationing in rugged Northern Australia. Pete signs up for a cruise along a river that's home to a large crocodile population, with tough but pretty Kate Ryan (Radha Mitchell) serving as guide. Pete soon finds he's roughing it in the Aussie wilds with an eclectic variety of travelers, including Russell (John Jarratt), who is dealing with the death of his wife; Simon (Stephen Curry), a tactless amateur photographer; and Allen (Geoff Morrell), a member of the British upper crust making the trip with his ailing spouse (Heather Mitchell) and their rambunctious daughter (Mia Wasikowska). While Kate's former husband, who also works on the river, makes a pest of himself in the early stages of the voyage, the travelers soon find ...

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

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2007 (Australia) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 26,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 667,194 (Australia), 11 November 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,711, 27 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,452, 1 May 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was inspired by the true story of Sweetheart-a giant 5.1 Metre saltwater crocodile responsible for a series of attacks between 1974- 1979, Sweetheart attacked outboard motors,dinghies,and fishing boats but never killed anyone- in July 1979 Sweetheart was finally caught alive by a team from the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, but drowned while being transported when he became tangled with a log, his mounted body is on permanent display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

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

Never Smile at a Crocodile
Written by Frank Churchill and Jack Lawrence
Performed by The Paulette Sisters
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License courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Australia) Pty Limited
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Croc rock
18 January 2009 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Nothing wrong with yet another killer crocodile movie. especially one that keeps the beast hidden until the second half. A group of tourists on an Australian river is stranded on a tiny spit of sand after a croc attacks their boat. Trying to get from the spit of sand to the riverbank becomes the group's major challenge as the monster croc picks them off one by one, and their spit of sane begins to go underwater. Radha Mitchell is the tour boat captain and French-born actor Michael Vartan (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Luke Perry here) plays an American journalist. When we finally see the croc, it is huge and fearsome indeed. Vartan ends up in its lair and must face it down. Great CGI and physical special effects. Most of the movie was shot on sets and a back lot, but you'd never know it. A must-see for killer croc fans.


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