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Killer Crocodile (1989)

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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Fabrizio De Angelis (as Larry Ludman)

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

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 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
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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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Country:

Italy

Language:

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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Mono

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Color
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This film and it's sequel Killer Crocodile II (1990) where filmed simultaneously. See more »

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Followed by Killer Crocodile 2 (1990) See more »

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The charm of old cheap monster movies.
2 May 2015 | by J PierreSee all my reviews

This movie has the charm of the old and cheap monster movies. Well, not that old (since it was filmed in 1989), but it definitely has a 80's feeling to it.

Let's start with the good points of this movie : "Killer crocodile" (and its sequel, filmed at the same time) is cheap, but most part of the budget went into the crocodile itself. No CGI, but a full (plastic) giant crocodile, which is a good starting point. There is a certain amount of gruesome deaths (with limbs cut off and everything), and, since there is an attack about every 10 minutes, you don't get bored watching the movie. Also, the music was made by the famous Riz Ortolani, who was already familiar with horror movies set in beautiful locations of south American forests, as he is also the composer of the theme for the infamous "Cannibal Holocaust".

But the gruesome deaths don't really make up for many other problems in the movie. The acting is definitely the worst part of it : it's just ridiculous (except for the late Ennio Girolami, playing the character of the mysterious Joe, a boor and lonely hunter out to kill the beast). The dialogues try to underline plot elements that don't really lead anywhere, when not being completely over-the-top.

And the crocodile might be giant, but still : its big yellow eyes and deep growls make him seem actually cute at times.

In conclusion? Don't watch it if you're looking for a masterpiece. But it definitely is pretty entertaining... Although not for the reasons the director wanted it to be.


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