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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia
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Cast

Cast overview:
Diana Glenn ... Grace
Maeve Dermody ... Lee
Andy Rodoreda ... Adam
Ben Oxenbould ... Jim
Fiona Press ... Pat
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Storyline

While on vacation on Northern Australia, Gracie, her husband Adam and her younger sister Lee decide to take the Blackwater Barry tour in the swamp for fishing. Their guide Jim uses a small motor boat and takes the tourist along the river to a remote spot. When they stop, they are attacked by a huge crocodile that capsizes their boat and immediately kills Jim. The three survivors climb a tree and when they realize that help would never come to rescue them, they decide to try to find a way out of their sheltered location. However, in the muddy water, their boat is flipped and the crocodile stalks the trio under the water. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Australia) See more »

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Mračna Voda See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 16,730 (Australia), 27 April 2008, Limited Release
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The crocodile appears to remain unseen throughout. In reality, crocodiles and other crocodilians typically don't stay under longer much more than 15 minutes, and over an hour in extreme cases. See more »

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At one point while in the tree, Adam says they're going to die from malaria because of being bitten by mosquitoes.Australia for reasons unknown to science has had malaria eradicated. See more »

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References Nine Months (1995) See more »

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Best croc film so far
20 October 2007 | by atticus_noiroSee all my reviews

BLACK WATER is a thriller that manages to completely transcend it's limitations (it's an indie flick) by continually subverting expectations to emerge as an intense experience.

In the tradition of all good animal centered thrillers ie Jaws, The Edge, the original Cat People, the directors know that restraint and what isn't shown are the best ways to pack a punch. The performances are real and gripping, the crocdodile is extremely well done, indeed if the Black Water website is to be believed that's because they used real crocs and the swamp location is fabulous.

If you are after a B-grade gore fest croc romp forget Black Water but if you want a clever, suspenseful ride that will have you fearing the water and wondering what the hell would I do if i was up that tree then it's a must see.


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