Desiree lives deep in the swamp and supports herself and her siblings by poaching. Ben and deputy Billy hope to get a little sexual comfort from the "Cajun swamp rat" when they catch Desiree trapping 'gators, and give chase. Desiree outsmarts them but Billy accidentally shoots Ben and tells his sheriff dad that Desiree did it. Ben's dad and sons join them in the search party and quickly get out of control. Soon the hunters become the hunted as Desiree exacts her revenge for their violence against her family.
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Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas
Dammit, Billy Boy, how many times have I *told* you to leave that Cajun alone? Her daddy and her daddy's daddy's been huntin' these gators in these swamps for a hundred years. And me or no newfangled law's gonna change that! Now it's murder. I've gotta go in and drag that wildcat out, and the only way you get those swamp rats out is *dead*!
The 1986 UK video version was cut by 3 minutes 8 secs and heavily reduced the murder of Julie. The US video appears to be uncut. See more
Referenced in The Making of Gator Bait