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Dark Age (1987)

In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

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Arch Nicholson

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Sonia Borg, Stephen Cross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Jarratt ... Steve Harris
Nikki Coghill ... Cathy Pope
Max Phipps ... John Besser
Burnham Burnham ... Oondabund
David Gulpilil ... Adjaral
Ray Meagher ... Rex Garret
Jeff Ashby Jeff Ashby ... Mac Wilson
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... Jackson
Ron Blanchard Ron Blanchard ... Bluey Noakes
Gerry Duggan Gerry Duggan ... Joe Blunt
Ken Radley Ken Radley ... Reynolds
Janet Kingsbury Janet Kingsbury ... Ann Wilson
James Fitzgerald James Fitzgerald ... Smithy
Hank Mosby Hank Mosby ... Hitchens
James Mann James Mann ... Hitching
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Storyline

In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides discovers that he has an ESP connection to the giant creature. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Death is only one bite away. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A krokodilvadász See more »

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Budget:

AUD4,800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film remains unreleased in its country of origin, Australia. This is apparently due to Avco Embassy owning the Australian distribution rights but they went bust just prior to the films release. See more »

Quotes

Rex Garret: Now you give me one good reason why crocodiles should be protected. Just one!
Rex GarretSteve Harris: One good reason? For 200 million years there's been a croc-like-animal... they were here at the time of the dinosaurs. For 200 million years! And we've taken them to the brink of extinction in 20.
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It's got teeth!!
14 November 2013 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

The main reaction this film about a giant crocodile terrorising Australia elicited from me was "OMG, IT'S ALF FROM HOME AND AWAY!!". Aside from that, the strange thing about it is the highest level of suspense isn't the huge reptile stalking and killing it's human prey, but the final chase as some well-meaning conservationists try to drive it to a secluded breeding spot away from a gang of yahoo hunters who want to turn it into luggage. My sympathies lay with the 'monster' 100%.

The film kind of washes over you in an unpretentious way... don't expect a frightfest along the lines of Jaws, and even the music is cheap 80's synch. But it's nice to see Aboriginal culture represented so positively and informatively on screen, with a couple of them even giving more than passable performances in starring roles. Could the next big superstar from Down Under come from there? Don't bet against it... 5/10


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