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
36 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.

Shit!

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 fucked 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?

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