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Killer Crocodile (1989)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi | 30 July 1989 (Italy)
A group of environmentalists arrives at a faraway tropical delta where toxic waste is being dumped. However the water also hides a giant crocodile. The corrupt local officials don't help much either.


Fabrizio De Angelis (as Larry Ludman)


Fabrizio De Angelis (screenplay) (as Larry Ludman), Fabrizio De Angelis (story) (as Larry Ludman) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Richard Anthony Crenna Richard Anthony Crenna ... Kevin (as Anthony Crenna)
Pietro Genuardi Pietro Genuardi ... Mark (as Julian Hampton)
John Harper John Harper ... Bob
Sherrie Rose ... Pamela
Ann Douglas Ann Douglas ... Jennifer
Ennio Girolami ... Joe (as Thomas Moore)
Van Johnson ... Judge
Bill Wohrman ... Foley (as Wohrman Williams)
Gray Jordan Gray Jordan
Amilcar Martins Amilcar Martins ... (as Marte Amilcar)
Franklin Dominguez Franklin Dominguez ... Pathologist
Dionicio Castro Dionicio Castro
Nic Gavin Nic Gavin


A group of environmentalists arrives at a faraway tropical delta where toxic waste is being dumped. However the water also hides a giant crocodile. The corrupt local officials don't help much either.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

30 July 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder Alligator See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominican Republic

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Fulvia Film See more »
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Did You Know?


This film and its sequel Killer Crocodile II (1990) were filmed simultaneously. See more »


Referenced in Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Slugs (2018) See more »

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Not really an outstanding man-eater creature feature...
30 September 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Well, this 1989 creature feature was by no means an outstanding or particularly memorable movie. It was, at best, mediocre, and that might even be stretching it.

The movie is set to take place in some jungle, although I can't really figure out where, but I am guessing the Amazones somewhere, not that it really mattered, as the jungle was a mere backdrop to the movie. Here a massive man-eating crocodile is dominating the rivers, and someone have dumped radioactive waste in the river. Wasn't much of any connection to the things, and it seemed more like director and writer Fabrizio De Angelis was just randomly putting things into the movie because he could.

The crocodile might have passes as being pseudo-passable back in 1989, but when you see it today, nah, not so much. It was just way too inanimate and rigid, and the eyes didn't blink or move, and the way that the crocodile was swimming - actually, gliding through the water to be correct - just didn't feel realistic at all. And best of all, there was a heap of inconsistencies as to the size of the crocodile in various shots, which just seemed amateurish at best.

The acting in the movie was as to be expected from a movie such as this. People were doing fair enough jobs with the limitations imposed on them in terms of bad script, improper character construction and the like. This is by no means a Shakespearian experience.

There are far better creature features available. And while I did sit through all of "Killer Crocodile", I was only moderately entertained, because the movie was mundane, generic and, well, mediocre. As such, my rating of the 1989 movie "Killer Crocodile" is five out of ten stars. Hardly a movie that I will be sitting down to watch a second time around.

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