A group of college friends are attacked by a giant man-eating crocodile while on spring break.


Tobe Hooper


Jace Anderson (screenplay), Boaz Davidson (story) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McLachlan ... Brady Turner
Caitlin Martin ... Claire
Chris Solari ... Duncan McKay
D.W. Reiser ... Kit (as Doug Reiser)
Julie Mintz ... Annabelle
Sommer Knight Sommer Knight ... Sunny
Rhett Wilkins ... Foster (as Rhett Jordan)
Greg Wayne ... Hubs
Harrison Young ... Sheriff Bowman
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Shurkin (as T. Evans)
Vern Crofoot Vern Crofoot ... Harvey (as R. Vern Crofoot)
Larry Udy Larry Udy ... Arnold
Adam Gierasch ... Lester (as Adam Redmond)
Kip Addotta Kip Addotta ... Stanley the Fisherman (as Kip Addota)
Crystal Atkins Crystal Atkins ... Blonde Bikini Girl


A group of friends including Brady Turner, and Claire and Duncan McKay go out on a boat trip on a lake in Southern California, but their joyful weekend turns into horror when a giant killer crocodile, searching for its stolen eggs, picks off anyone who gets in its way. Can they all escape in one piece or will they slowly and painfully fall to the mammoth reptile? Written by simon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for monster violence and gore, language, some drug use and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Shurkin shoots at Flat Dog with a sawn-off Trapdoor Springfield Rifle. See more »


In the close-up of the old man talking and flying in the helicopter, the paintwork on the helicopter is dull green. When the helicopter lands, it is a brightly shining color and looks waxed. See more »


Sheriff Bowman: Gator... Crocodile... What's the difference?
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Way to go Tobe!
1 January 2001 | by nekromeoSee all my reviews

A couple of months ago, I was pre-ordering a bunch of dvds when I came across this upcoming release of a film entitled CROCODILE---I didn't know much, if anything about it, but then I found out it was directed by TOBE HOOPER and thinking to myself "This is the man responsible for one of the greatest horror flicks of all time--THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE--it can't be that bad", so I ordered it. Well, I just got it the other day, popped it in and----ENJOYED THE HELL OUT OF IT! Tobe Hooper still has what it takes to get jolt out of people. I admit, the story has pretty much been done to death, but I really think that Tobe has put his own little twist on it and breathed new, um, "life" into it. The actor's done really well for being complete unknowns--in fact, I really hated a couple of the characters, and kept rooting for the Croc to eat them! This movie actually made me jump 4 times! Which is great for me---after so many years of watching fright flick after fright flick--I've become somewhat immune to the parts that make other people jump--so it felt damn good! For that Tobe, THANK YOU! I know, the first thing people will think when they see this title on the shelf---another LAKE PLACID (which was another great film in it's own way)--but even though it has it's similarities--it's a completely different film, so bare that in mind--and go out and rent (or buy!) this movie---you're definitely in for a campy little treat.

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Release Date:

13 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Flat Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


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$2,800,000 (estimated)
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