An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.4/10 (11,669 voted)
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…
Welcome to the Terrortory
Release Date: 8 November 2007
Filming Locations: Maidstone, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Box Office Details
Budget: AUD 26,900,000
Opening Weekend: AUD 667,194
(11 November 2007)
(1 May 2008)
Did You Know?
This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture.
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.
Hot as hell out there, huh?
Finally A Top Notch Crocodile Film
I thought this would be a real cheesy B movie but was in for a great
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
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.