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The Great Alligator (1979)
"Il fiume del grande caimano" (original title)

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Tourists on a tropical island anger an island god, who turns himself into a giant alligator and stalks them.

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Alice Brandt
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Daniel Nessel
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Joshua
Romano Puppo ...
Peter
Fabrizia Castagnoli ...
Minou's Mother
Enzo Fisichella ...
Maurice, lover of Minou's Mother
Lory Del Santo ...
Jane
Anny Papa ...
Laura
Bobby Rhodes ...
Joshua's forman
Clara Colosimo ...
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Peter Boom ...
Tourist With Rifle
Giulia D'Angelo ...
British Tourist
Marco Mastantuono ...
British Tourist
Piero Jossa
Marco Giannoni
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A tourist resort in Africa finds itself at the mercy of a huge man-eating crocodile from a local native legend which the croc is the incarnation of a native god angered by the intrusion of the tourists on its nesting ground. After a new natives are killed and eaten, they naturally blame the tourists and set out to kill them while the survivors try to rally on a boat with the hungry crocodile in the water, and the blood-thirsty natives on land waiting for them. Written by Anonymous

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3 November 1979 (Italy)  »

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Big Alligator River
13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Big Alligator River, The (1979)

* (out of 4)

Another Jaws rip-off from Italy has a rich man building a resort in the jungles of Southern Asia only to have the locals call in a huge alligator to eat everyone. This is from director Sergio Martino who is best known for his giallo and cannibal films but this thing here is quite bad and easily the worst of any Jaws rips I've seen. The film is incredibly slow moving and the first hour is nothing but talk, talk, talk. The alligator attacks go into high gear at the end but by then it's way too late. The cinematography and music score are the only saving grace.


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