Synopsis: An idyllic wildlife cruise disintegrates into terror when a party of tourists are stalked by a massive man-eating crocodile. Pete McKell, a cynical American travel writer, joins a disparate group of holiday-makers on a river cruise through the waters of Kakadu National Park. Initially Pete clashes with their tour captain, Kate, a feisty young woman who assumes he is just another 'city-slicker' in search of a quick thrill. After an uneventful day cruising the river, Kate is reluctantly persuaded to steer their boat into unexplored territory. They discover a secluded lake but terror strikes when their craft receives a powerful blow from beneath the murky depths and begins to sink. With little choice, she beaches the vessel on the closest dry land -a tiny mud island. With a rising tide and only half an hour of daylight left, fear grips the group as they realize they are trapped in the lair of a 'rogue' crocodile, governed only by its need to hunt and kill. Begrudgingly, Pete and Kate join
Director(s): Greg McLean
Production: Third Rail Releasing
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Hot as hell out there, huh?

Well, well, well, well.

How are we today, young man?

What can I do you for?

Jeez, it must be cosy in that suit. Hey?

Oh. Yeah.

No, the airport lost all my bags.

Well, it's gonna be

a real scorcher today.

Yeah. No kidding.

I'm supposed to catch

a boat cruise from here...?

A few years back you'd be lucky

to see any tourists up here at all.

- Yeah.

- Too remote for most people.

It's changing pretty quickly,

I can tell you.

Right. Uh, can I get a coffee, please?

Real strong.

- Two sugars.

- How about a 'cup-a-cino'?

Give the new machine a work-out.

Phil. Hey.

What's going on, man?

How's Chicago?

Everything's fine,

except for the fact that

they lost my bags at the airport

and my computer was in my bag

and I need it to finish the article,

so could you call Greg at the office

and tell him what happened

'cause I really need someone

to track down those bags for me.

Hello? Hello?

Hello? Can you hear me?

Can you hear me now? Phil?

- Get outta there.

- Can you hear me now?

Hey, can you hear me?

Hey. There you are.

No, no, the service here sucks.

Oh, no. Oh, no, it's over.

Yeah, she went back last week.


Why do you think I took this shitty job?



Jesus Christ.

There you go. Real strong.

It's on the house.

Oh, thanks. Thanks a lot.

Hey, nice picture.

That silly bugger will think twice

about going swimming at night, hey?

- Tickets.

- Dad, have you got the tickets?


That's two. Two adults, one child.

Cheers. Just in the middle there.

Wow. It's so low.

Yeah. Big one looks safer.

- Better you than me.

- OK.

So one of the rules of my tour

is that you only have one chance

to complain about the heat and the flies.

Nice to meet ya.

They're a fact of life up here

and whingeing about 'em all day

isn't gonna make 'em disappear.

Simon. Get a hold of those flies.

Might have to kick you off the boat, mate.


Oh, I got one. Trust me.

Come on, mate.

You got two tickets there, sir.

- Oh, no, no, no. Just me.

- No worries.

Sit anywhere you like.


We're on bush time now, so should

have youse back around 5:00. Or 6:00.

She's your kid,

and you kind of promised her crocodiles.

Honey, it's a two-hour tape.

I'll get footage, OK?

Oh! Here we go.

Maybe we'll see those crocodiles.

Welcome to Ryan's Wildlife Cruises.

My name's Kate Ryan

and I'm gonna be your tour guide today,

in case you hadn't figured that out.

This is my business partner, Kevin.

Say g'day, Kev.

Yes, you are.

Oh, my God, you're so cute.

Honey, we should get a dog.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

Thought you were a cat person.

Anyone have any questions?

Alright, let's go check out some crocs.

The Northern Territory

is home to the biggest population

of saltwater crocodiles in the world,

spread throughout

several large tidal river systems.

The State covers a landmass

double the size of Texas

but we have a population

of only 200,000 people.

As you can imagine,

we all have pretty big backyards.

Excuse me. Excuse me?

- Hi there.

- Hi. I'm Gwen.

Hi. Hi, Gwen. Would you mind...?

- Oh, no. Sure, help yourself.

- No, no.

Sorry, it's, um...

It's the smoke. It's... it's kind of wafting.

Right. Shite. OK. Story of my life!

I'll, um, go down the back.

- Oh, thank you so much. Thank you.

- That's OK.

- Really appreciate that.

- Thanks a lot.


- Come here.

- Where's the zoom on this?

- You don't need the zoom.

- There it is, there.

Come on, darling.

OK. Smile.

- Hmm.

- Oh, Sher.

- What are you doing? Look at that.

- Oh, darling. Don't pull a face.

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Greg McLean

Greg McLean is an Australian film director, producer and writer. He came to world attention in 2005 with his debut feature film, Wolf Creek, creating one of Australia's most memorable and horrific characters, Mick Taylor (played by John Jarratt). The long-awaited sequel to his first feature, Wolf Creek 2 was released February 2013. Mclean also wrote, directed and produced Rogue (2007) and was executive producer of Red Hill (2010) and Crawlspace (2012). He is also the co-author of two novels about the fictional character Mick Taylor; Wolf Creek: Origin (with Aaron Sterns) and Wolf Creek: Desolation Game (with Brett McBean) and the four-part comic book series Dark Axis: Secret Battles of WW2 and the graphic novel Sebastian Hawks – Creature Hunter. In 2016, his latest film, The Darkness, was released to theaters, and a Wolf Creek TV series was released on Australian streaming service Stan. more…

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