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Black Water (2007)

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mračna Voda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 16,730 (Australia), 27 April 2008, Limited Release
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Trivia

The film used very little CGI. The crocodile was real and practical effects were used. See more »

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When there are two characters sitting in a tree, there is a crew member's arm in the bottom right of the picture. See more »

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Involves the audience like no other film....
25 May 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

This low budget crocodile movie really delivers the goods. The fact that it was inspired by true events would mean little if you wound up with a fake looking crocodile, bad C.G.I., or an obvious studio setting. Fortunately none of the above are involved with this terrific, very realistic film. The crocodile is real, there is no C.G.I., and the on location filming takes place in an actual Australian swamp. The actors were obviously inspired to create as much realism as possible in their performances, and they succeed. You can place yourself in their predicament, which is testament to how realistically "Black Water" translates as entertainment. Highly recommended. - MERK


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