Black Water

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Production: GGrindstone Entertainment Group
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

I wish you'd let me clean it.

- Mum, it's a rental car. Come on!

Thanks for a lovely Christmas.

- Bye, Mum.

Bye bye, my baby.

She's 22, Mum.

She's the youngest,

she'll always be my baby.

Take care.

- Thank you for coming up to visit.

See you, Pat.

- Bye bye.

You come back any time.

You're always welcome.

You two take care of each other.

- We will.

Bye, darling.

- Bye, Mum.

Two weeks on the road. Yes!

- Holidays.

Sure as sh*t

beats being in the office.

Where are we going to go first?

- I want to see that crocodile place.

Sounds good to me.

We almost there?

Yeah, pretty close.

Can I have the book?

- Yep. - Thanks.

"Ainsley Crocodile Adventure Park.

You can see the 'salties'

being fed and tour the croc farm."

- How do they farm them?

Same way you farm anything: Breed 'em,

raise 'em, kill 'em and sell 'em.

Which parts of the crocodile

do they sell?

"Crocodiles are harvested at

the optimum size

for the handbag market."

It says that in South-East Asia

the men believe

eating the penis will improve

their sex drive

and that you'll take on the spirit

and the aggression of the crocodile.

The power of the penis.

That's great.

Now I'll simulate a bird that's landed

on the water and is swimming across.

So this is a bird.

It's just landed on the water

and it's going knee-deep in the water.

Now it starts to muck around...

As you approach the water

with your billy or your fishing rod

a Mary River crocodile

at 12 foot... What does it

look like when I'm down there?

A dirty great, big truck

with teeth comin' at ya.

Do more than two photos, because

you stuff up the only photo you took

and you're going to be looking for me

when you get back to Sidney.

How's this?

- Smile!


"Nine Months"?

"Alien"! - Yes.

- You're good at this. Drink?

No, I'm fine.

- You have to ask?

Off the booze?

- I feel fat after Christmas.

I'm just trying to lose some weight.

Here we go.

So what are we doing tomorrow. Lee?

I chose the croc place. You and Adam

choose. - There's not much on offer,

but I did discover this.

"Backwater Barry's River Tour.

See the wildlife, catch the fish."

Didn't know you were into fishing.

I like being on the water. - If anyone

can catch it, it's Backwater Barry!

"Is that a barramundi up me bum?"

It was just an idea.

- It's okay, let's do that.

Yeah? It'll be fun.


Well, this must be it.

Looks pretty upmarket.

- Yeah...

Come on through!

How can I help you?

- We're after Barry, to do the tour.

You just missed him.

Went about 5 minutes ago.

You want to do some fishing?

- Yeah, and see the river.

I can take you out.


- Sure, yeah. - That'd be great.

Let's get you fitted up then, eh?

- Excellent!


You're pregnant.

You are, aren't you?

I'm going to be an aunty!

- Yeah, but I haven't told him yet.

He is the father, right?

- Yeah, very funny.

I only found out last night, so

I'm just waiting for the right moment.

Hello, Little One!

This time of year the barra fishing is

only catch and release. - That's fine.

Plenty of other good fish around.

Take these. I'll meet you out there.

It's the wet season and the king tides

are running, so there's lots of water.

What's a king tide?

- Really high tides

that happen around Christmas.

- It's the best time to fish.

With all the extra water around

it's pretty lively on the river.

Is that why you brought a gun?


That's just Barry's insurance policy

from the old days, before

all the crocs had moved out of here.

Now they've all either been shot

or taken to farms, so...

Who's up for a drink?

- Oh, yeah.

What was that?

Better have a look.

It's floated down from upstream.

We'll take it with us.

Let me jump back in.

Shall we go further up?


- Yep. Let's do it.

Get 'em in, eh?

This is excellent.

Even though the tide's running out,

there's still a lot of water up here.

It's just right.

Let's get a line in, eh?

Just out there.


Something's there.

Take it easy.

Come on, pick it up!

What's that?

- What?

I don't know.

What happened?

- It's a f***ing croc!

It's a croc. Get up the tree!

- Where's Lee?

Get up the tree, I'll get Lee

- Lee!

Get out of the water!

Just get up the tree!

Okay, okay!


Lee, where are you?

Get out!

It's coming back!

It's the croc! Get out!

Get out now!

Please, get out!

Adam, get out!


Come on.

Come on, hurry.

Lee, get out of the water now!

Get out!

Get on the boat!

Get down. Lie down.

Over here!

Lee, hold on!

Lee, it's okay!

Get up the tree.

Get up the tree!

We've got to get her.

I think it might've gone.

- Why? - The body's gone.


- Yep.

Before I saw it coming for you, I saw

Jim's body floating there.

- I can't see anything.

Trust me, it was there. Lee!

Are you okay?

We've got to get her out of there.

- We're also gonna need the boat.

I'll go over. - Are you crazy?

Maybe it's gone, maybe it hasn't!

Besides, the boat isn't safe.

- We can't just stay in the tree.

Why not? Someone will come

looking for us. - Who?

Who, Grace? No one saw us leave,

no one knows we're here.

The rope.

If she can get the rope to us,

we can pull her across.

Let's try that.

- Lee!

The rope at the front of the boat,

can you reach it?

Can you throw it to me?

I'll go.

- No!

Catch it, alright?

- I will.


- It's okay.

Can you see it?

Come on, Lee, you can do it this time.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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