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Primeval (2007)

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A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

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Michael Katleman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Tim Manfrey
Brooke Langton ... Aviva Masters
Orlando Jones ... Steven Johnson
Jürgen Prochnow ... Jacob Krieg
Gideon Emery ... Matt Collins
Gabriel Malema Gabriel Malema ... Jojo
Linda Mpondo Linda Mpondo ... Gold Tooth
Lehlohonolo Makoko Lehlohonolo Makoko ... Beanpole
Dumisani Mbebe Dumisani Mbebe ... Harry
Eddy 'Big Eddy' Bekombo Eddy 'Big Eddy' Bekombo ... Ato
Chris April Chris April ... Captain
Ernest Ndlovu Ernest Ndlovu ... Shaman (as Ernest Ndhlovu)
Erica Wessels Erica Wessels ... Dr. Cathy Andrews
Vivian Moodley Vivian Moodley ... Indian UN Officer
Lika Berning Lika Berning ... Rachel (as Lika van den Bergh)
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Storyline

TV show star reporter Tim Manfrey and his cameraman Steven Johnson travel to Burundi to get sensational footage of a giant crococilian monster which attacked a UN identification team and the Tutsi-Hutu tribal civil war carnage mass grave corpses it was digging up in a Great Lakes marsh area. But it turns out danger also lurks in the armed form of a local war lord. Written by KGF Vissers

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Inspired by the true story of the most prolific serial killer in history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, brutality, terror and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Space [Canada] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swahili | Kirundi | French

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gustave See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,792,318, 14 January 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,597,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,693,543
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In real life, as seen in this film, an attempt to bait the crocodile failed. The team used a live goat as bait one night, and the team continued this for days. One day the goat disappeared. The camera failed the night before due to a storm, and then political issues in the area forced the team out of the country. Leaving them unable to know what happened that night. See more »

Goofs

Errors in crocodile biology: Crocodiles don't roar, they have no vocal cords (although they do hiss). They also can't see from underwater at night, nor can they swallow underwater. See more »

Quotes

Aviva Masters: Sorry I called you an asshole.
Tim Manfrey: I'm sorry I am one.
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Keleya
Written and Performed by Moussa Doumbia
Courtesy of Luaka Bop
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I don't tell people if they should or should not see it
11 January 2007 | by cstiltner2See all my reviews

I can only tell you what I think. I thought it was OK. But I will let others see for themselves. I hate so called "reviews" that say. DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE." Nobody shares the same taste so to tell somebody not to see this is being really unrealistic. I know my taste is somewhat different than most people so usually if the majority of people hate a movie I end up liking it. But about the movie. I thought it was alright. It was different and set in a cool location.

I was scared when it said inspired by a true story I would see the usual dumb post about it being totally true, like the people that think Texas Chainsaw Massacre is real. All I can say is I saw it & I didn't feel like I wasted my money.So people judge it for yourselves. If your scared of wasting money, wait for the DVD.


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