Primeval

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Michael Katleman
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
 
IMDB:
4.8
Metacritic:
35
Rotten Tomatoes:
19%
R
Year:
2007
93 min
$10,393,442
Website
337 Views


Ugh!

Large caliber, .45, I'd say.

Fired within half a meter.

All of them executed

in the same fashion.

Jojo, how many did you say?

Ten, maybe.

It's very brave of you

to come forward.

It's gonna be dark soon.

Well, then,

let's not waste time.

We've still got to examine

that site on the opposite bank.

Looks to be another mass grave.

Oh, my God.

Over here!

She's dead!

The head was crushed

beyond recognition.

The killer is named Gustave

by local villagers.

Americans are horrified by the

senseless, bloodthirsty attack

on the reputation

of a devoted public servant

by a desperate,

ratings-hungry network.

This kind of

irresponsible reporting

will not go unanswered.

The Network News Channel

is under fire

for a story it recently aired

accusing Senator Richard Porter

of soliciting bribes

from defense contractors.

I'm watching it right now.

I'll call you back.

That shot's out of focus.

...on the network's weekly

news magazine program.

NNC based the allegation...

- This shot is out of focus.

- Chill. I need to hear this.

- You can't see it.

- Don't mention my name.

...so-called Portergate,

NNC's Tim Manfrey could not

be reached for comment.

Sh*t!

OK. Pimp My Ride's

on right now.

Good chance

Roger's not even watching.

Tim, Roger wants to see

you ASAP.

That was quick.

Nice working with you.

- Bob.

- Yeah?

You need a new cameraman?

I'm just joking, Tim.

Seriously.

A crocodile attack has claimed

the life of world-renowned...

You can't be serious about

Porter. The guy's a parasite.

Not now.

We'll talk about it later.

You know Aviva Masters?

Sure. The animal reporter.

Sorry. I didn't mean that

to sound condescending.

I liked your piece on feline

leukemia. My mom, she has a cat.

Been following

the Catherine Andrews story?

That the lady that got munched?

...a scene of unspeakable carnage.

It's a Grimm's fairy tale.

The hideous dragon, Gustave,

- comes in the night...

- Gustave?

Gustave. It's what the locals

call him. He's a legend.

Mm.

Want me to produce a story

on this crocodile?

Yeah, and I want you to capture it.

What?

Matt Collins is a top croc expert.

He's designed and built

a special steel cage.

He says he can

take Gustave alive.

They show signs

of remarkable intelligence.

The Burundi government has

approved a limited expedition.

So I want you to go in light,

stake out his swamp,

and bag this crocodile

in time for sweeps.

Network News Channel will finance the

hunt in exchange for exclusive rights.

- Rog, Burundi's a war zone.

- You'll be fine.

For the moment

there's a ceasefire.

My contact assured me as long as

you keep out of local politics,

he can guarantee your safety.

We'll have to pick up

a local guide,

but, beyond that, I'm thinking

we just take a skeleton crew,

you, me, and a cameraman.

No offense, but this ain't

my sort of thing.

- What sort of thing is that?

- When Animals Attack!

- World's Scariest Monsters.

- This isn't trash TV.

- This is man against nature.

- Aviva.

Could you give us a minute?

Tim and I have a little

contract issue to discuss.

- It was nice meeting you.

- You too.

Come on, Rog.

She interviews pet psychics.

She's looking to prove herself

as a journalist.

And you wanna show the world

who's got the biggest croc.

You f***ed up.

I didn't know

the evidence was cooked!

You didn't wanna know.

You're gonna find it very hard

to change the world when you're

pulling espressos at Starbucks.

...continued efforts

to preserve their habitat

will ensure the survival

of future generations.

Isn't that right, Junior?

I'm Matt Collins.

Join me next time on Bite Size.

So we're approaching Tanganyika.

Right there's the Rusizi River.

Do you see it up north?

That's where we're gonna be.

It's gorgeous.

It is if you're

high enough above it.

Burundi's the poorest country

in the world, number one.

The last 40 years, a civil war

between the Hutu and Tutsi,

you've got famine, disease,

terrorism, corruption.

Apart from that,

yeah, the place is gorgeous.

Hey, you're my boy,

you know I love you,

but right now

your attitude sucks.

For real.

By the way, you think

Roger's tapping that ass?

She got a nice ass.

He has the tappin' apparatus.

I think he is.

Come on, man. You gotta be

a little bit excited about this.

We're going to Africa.

Yes! This is it! This is

the cradle of all mankind.

This is where it began. This is where

Bryant Gumbel is from.

Come on, Tim!

We're gonna have a good time.

Sh*t.

Hey, welcome.

Please, no filming.

It is against the law in here.

I'm Hahutu Mkwesa, but

you call me by my Western name.

- Harry.

- You have a beautiful country.

Thank you.

Your passports, please.

Follow me.

What's up, man?

F*** you too.

I'm from Brooklyn.

You have rooms at the hotel.

You are already checked in.

We need to meet a guide.

We have to leave immediately.

This is Africa, my brother.

Nothing happens immediately.

Besides, your transport was required

for a brief military operation

and not all of the fuel

was delivered.

- So when do we leave?

- That's hard to say, ma'am.

But the accommodations

are most comfortable.

Rog, your pal says we gotta

wait around indefinitely.

I mean, why should you hold up

your end of the deal?

- He's not legit.

- Sir, you misunderstand me.

It's just a matter of time...

We can hook up

with Roberts in the Sudan.

- By the end of the week.

- Or... we pull out.

- Tomorrow.

- Hold on, Roger.

The boat will be ready tomorrow.

Rog, I'll call you back.

Harry, much appreciated.

Thank you.

Was that satellite phone

even on?

Haven't even

charged it yet.

Nice.

This croc is big, really big,

maybe up to nine meters.

- 25, even 30 feet.

- Nine meters? One fat bastard.

They'll grow indefinitely

depending on food intake.

And they can live over 100 years.

- Like dinosaurs.

- Older.

They haven't changed much since

the Triassic. Why should they?

They're the most efficient

killing machines on the planet.

- Apart from Homo sapiens.

- What are these marks?

Scar tissue.

He's been shot many times.

Gustave.

Motherf***er's bulletproof?

- Gustave. He take my cousin.

- Are you sure it was him?

Everybody knows this Gustave.

He killed hundreds.

Hundreds? Yeah, right, man.

- It'd make the news.

- Why would it?

Thousands have died here.

- That hasn't made the news.

- What...?

This crocodile's like O.J. Simpson.

He messed up

when he killed that white woman.

Which, let's face it, is the

only reason you people are here.

For you, this monster

is entertainment.

- But here we know better.

- Do we really need that?

You can never be

too careful, ma'am.

You'll travel through territory

controlled by Little Gustave.

- Little Gustave?

- He rules the Upper Rusizi.

Got his name from the crocodile.

It's hard to say

whose blood is colder.

But don't worry, these guys will

be accompanying you all the way.

Good luck.

Hey, man. I didn't catch your name.

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