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A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

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Matt Collins
Gabriel Malema ...
Jojo
Linda Mpondo ...
Gold Tooth
Lehlohonolo Makoko ...
Beanpole
Dumisani Mbebe ...
Harry
Eddy 'Big Eddy' Bekombo ...
Ato
Chris April ...
Captain
Ernest Ndhlovu ...
Shaman
Erica Wessels ...
Dr. Cathy Andrews
Vivian Moodley ...
Indian UN Officer
Lika Berning ...
Rachel (as Lika van den Bergh)
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Storyline

TV show star reporter Tim Manfrey and his cameraman Steven Johnson travel to Burundi to get sensational footage of a giant crococilian monster which attacked a UN identification team and the Tutsi-Hutu tribal civil war carnage mass grave corpses it was digging up in a Great Lakes marsh area. But it turns out danger also lurks in the armed form of a local war lord. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, brutality, terror and language | See all certifications »

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12 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gustave  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,792,318 (USA) (12 January 2007)

Gross:

$10,596,100 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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In real life, as seen in this film, an attempt to bait the crocodile failed. The team used a live goat as bait one night, and the team continued this for days. One day the goat disappeared. The camera failed the night before due to a storm, and then political issues in the area forced the team out of the country. Leaving them unable to know what happened that night. See more »

Goofs

Errors in crocodile biology: Crocodiles don't roar, they have no vocal cords (although they do hiss). They also can't see from underwater at night, nor can they swallow underwater. See more »

Quotes

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Not Terrible...Just Boring
29 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Primeval, by all means, isn't a terrible movie to the point where it is unwatchable and receiving so many negative reviews. It actually starts off quite well and shows promise, but when the movie more-or-less forgets about one of it's main stars - The Crocodile - it slips into a boring movie about a group of people being attacked by angry African soldiers rather than being a movie about a group of people being killed off by a big nasty croc. The movie is meant to be about a news team, including Dominic Purcell, Brooke Langton and Orlando Jones out to catch a giant croc by the name of "Gustav" that has tormenting local villagers and killing. However, the movie soon turns into a movie about, well lets just say, a lot of angry men in the African jungle firing bullets at the news team and killing them - with a crocodile thrown in the middle of it. That is what I feel the main problem is the movie - The Croc just seems to randomly pop up in the middle of a shootout and take out some of the characters. It's like a boring, slow movie "action" movie in Africa...then a crocodile just pops up occasionally and brutally kills off someone and gets in the middle of it. It's a shame, as the croc in the movie seems like a nasty, big croc

  • but it's wasted and gets less screen time than you would think. This


made the movie boring and dull, and not what I was expecting - after all it is supposed to be about a crocodile. The acting, on the other hand, is actually good - but the characters aren't. The characters are completely boring and the only character who I'd say is likable in the movie is Orlando Jones' character as he provides a quick couple of laughs. Every other character is just dull and unlikeable, but like I said - the actors do well with what they are given. The movie isn't all bad though, the crocodile is quite nasty when it pops up, there are one or two nice, brutal kills, some laughs and good CGI for the crock - as well as like I said before, good acting and a good cast. But the movie is just ultimately boring and slow, and while it's not the worst of some of the crocodile flicks I've seen (*cough* Crocodile), it's not the best and it is far from the best - but actually not as bad as people are saying to the extent of getting so many 1 votes. It deserves a 4/10 from me and no more, no less. Wait for late night TV or pick it up when it's a bargain...but either buy some alcohol with it or watch it really late...cause it is one boring flick and you'll probably fall asleep due to it's slowness. Not recommended, and disappointing.

4/10


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