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The Great Alligator (1979)

Il fiume del grande caimano (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 3 November 1979 (Italy)
Tourists on a tropical island anger an island god, who turns himself into a giant alligator and stalks them.

Director:

Sergio Martino

Writers:

George Eastman (story) (as Luigi Montefiore), Cesare Frugoni | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Bach ... Alice Brandt
Claudio Cassinelli ... Daniel Nessel
Mel Ferrer ... Joshua
Romano Puppo ... Peter
Fabrizia Castagnoli Fabrizia Castagnoli ... Minou's Mother
Enzo Fisichella Enzo Fisichella ... Maurice, lover of Minou's Mother
Lory Del Santo Lory Del Santo ... Jane
Anny Papa Anny Papa ... Laura
Bobby Rhodes ... Joshua's forman
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Tourist
Peter Boom Peter Boom ... Tourist With Rifle
Giulia D'Angelo Giulia D'Angelo ... British Tourist
Marco Mastantuono Marco Mastantuono ... British Tourist
Piero Jossa Piero Jossa
Marco Giannoni Marco Giannoni
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Storyline

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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native | tourist | island | survivor | boat | See All (48) »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 November 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Alligator See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Big Alligator River
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee 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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