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Death is only one bite away.
In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Jarratt ... Steve Harris
Nikki Coghill ... Cathy Pope
Max Phipps ... John Besser
Burnham Burnham ... Oondabund

David Gulpilil ... Adjaral

Ray Meagher ... Rex Garret
Jeff Ashby ... Mac Wilson
Paul Bertram ... Jackson
Ron Blanchard ... Bluey Noakes
Gerry Duggan ... Joe Blunt
Ken Radley ... Reynolds
Janet Kingsbury ... Ann Wilson
James Fitzgerald ... Smithy
Hank Mosby ... Hitchens
James Mann ... Hitching
Jock McCullum ... King

Chris Anderson ... Thug
Barry Cummings ... Tough 2
Robert Anderson ... Jacobs
Regan Leftwich ... Boy Victim
Kaylene Leftwich ... Nancy
Trudi Johnson ... Receptionist
Colin MacDonald ... Gerry
Elaine Mangan ... TV Reporter
Adrian Barber ... Press Reporter
Mark Hashfield ... Weighbridge Inspector
Harry Reid ... Harbour Master
Barry Graham ... Skipper
John Sintome ... Policeman
Christopher Gay ... Policeman
John Schofield ... Policeman
Mark Spencer ... Constable
David Albert Taylor ... Sergeant
Luke Cummings ... Riverman
William Brady ... Riverman
Geoff O'Halloran ... Waiter 1
Lance Riley ... Singing Elder
R. Wunungmurra ... Dance Troupe
J. Wunungmurra ... Dance Troupe
J. Wanambi ... Dance Troupe
D. Mununggurr ... Dance Troupe
P. Mununggurr ... Dance Troupe
F. Mununggurr ... Dance Troupe
Bertie Riley ... Boy Dancer
Herbert Riley ... Boy Dancer
Garth Riley ... Boy Dancer
Ffloyd Riley ... Boy Dancer
Ernest Riley ... Boy Dancer
Leslie Hobbler ... Boy Dancer
Fabian Riley ... Boy Dancer
Ronston Newberry ... Boy Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cameron Blakely ... Thug

Directed by
Arch Nicholson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sonia Borg 
Stephen Cross  screenplay
Tony Morphett  screenplay
Grahame Webb  novel

Produced by
Basil Appleby .... producer
Bill Gavin .... executive producer (as William Gavin)
Antony I. Ginnane .... executive producer
Original Music by
Danny Beckermann 
Cinematography by
Andrew Lesnie (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Adrian Carr 
Production Design by
David Copping 
Production Management
Renate Wilson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Carr .... second unit director
Barry Hall .... first assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Gardiner .... carpenter
Sound Department
Phil Judd .... re-recording mixer
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Chris Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Benjamin .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music scoring engineer

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Also Known As:
"Blood Surf 2" - Philippines (English title) (bootleg title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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This film remains unreleased in its country of origin, Australia. This is apparently due to Avco Embassy owning the Australian distribution rights but they went bust just prior to the films release.See more »
Rex Garret:Now you give me one good reason why crocodiles should be protected. Just one!
Rex Garret, Steve Harris:One good reason? For 200 million years there's been a croc-like-animal... they were here at the time of the dinosaurs. For 200 million years! And we've taken them to the brink of extinction in 20.
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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Interesting enough to stay awake... but once was enough, 9 November 2004
Author: vandal-11 from Alberta Canada

The plot was disjointed... and the story even jumped ahead a year without warning... had to figure it out yourself... strange because it was already not the most together plot.

Why do B movies always have a scene where the couple fights like cats and dogs and then ends up with making love?? This one did it... but it was more like they felt the movie needed a nude scene and didn't quite know how to get there.

I found it very interesting that the "monster" croc kept shifting from being a fresh water croc with a thin pointy snout... to a salt water croc with a wider deeper snout.

Watch it if all there is on besides is reruns of Dallas

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