Crocodile (2000)

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A group of friends including Brady Turner, Claire and Duncan McKay go out on a boat trip on a lake in Southern California, but their joyful weekend turns into horror, when a giant killer ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McLachlan ...
Chris Solari ...
Kit (as Doug Reiser)
Foster (as Rhett Jordan)
Harrison Young ...
Shurkin (as T. Evans)
Vern Crofoot ...
Harvey (as R. Vern Crofoot)
Larry Udy ...
Lester (as Adam Redmond)
Kip Addota ...
Stanley the Fisherman
Crystal Atkins ...
Mark A. Watters ...
Helicopter Pilot (as Mark Watters)


A group of friends including Brady Turner, Claire and Duncan McKay go out on a boat trip on a lake in Southern California, but their joyful weekend turns into horror, when a giant killer crocodile searching for its stolen eggs, picks off anyone who gets in its way. Can they all escape in one piece or will they slowly and painfully fall to the mammoth reptile. Written by simon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for monster violence and gore, language, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 September 2002 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Flat Dog  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daniel Day Lewis lobbied hard for role of Bradley Turner. Tobe Hooper refused to cast him as he thought he "lacked range and screen presence". See more »


Several times through the film the Crocodile changes size. See more »


Kit: We were just attacked by some HUGE creature and you're worried about BLISTERS and dirt in your eyes?
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Followed by Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002) See more »


One Of Those Days
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Maybe I don't get this movie. Is it supposed to be as bad as it seems? When I watched Cabin Fever (and let's face it, Crocodile is similar with a different enemy) I thought I'd misunderstood it because there was a chance that the sheer awfulness was deliberate.

It's the usual (and annoyingly repetitive) Teenager Elimination flick (along with Cabin Fever, Wrong Turn, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jeepers Creepers, etc, etc) and, predictably, the characters are so obnoxious and shallow that you don't care who dies next. The afore- mentioned movies have a few things in common. Firstly you need a few teenagers to hate. Secondly, the enemy (which could be anything) needs to start wiping out the teenagers. Also required are some locals who know the history behind the enemy. Sound familiar? I can't understand why movie makers still write this kind of trash.

The CGI was awful. Another comment left here explained that this movie was supposed to be rubbish and the CGI was supposed to be unrealistic. What?! Why would a movie company want to spend its money on a film with unconvincing special effects on purpose? Ludicrous. This was released in 2000 and there's no excuse for bad effects these days.

The acting was substandard too. The writers have injected a love story into the mix which, quite frankly, didn't help things along. There was a little insight to the characters but after establishing that, you still didn't care who was going to die and when.

Won't be watching this one again in a hurry - if I'd read the review in the TV guide, I wouldn't have bothered at all. It's just the same old formula with a different enemy. Doesn't matter whether it's a contagious disease, piranhas, man with chainsaw, demon, alien or crocodile - stick a selection of unconvincing teenagers into the situation and you've got movie-making at its worst.

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