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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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Just when you thought it was safe down under... See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After 14 years in October 2011, the film is being released for the first time in its home country Australia. See more »

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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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Get me into the bloody boat!
31 January 2012 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A giant crocodile is killing and eating river poachers and small kids from the river banks.John Jarratt of "Wolf Creek" fame plays park ranger who is a big protector of crocodiles as well.The local aborigines see this bloodthirsty crocodile as a sacred reptile called "Numunwari" and they want to transfer the beast to its proper upriver.Arch Nicholson's "Dark Age" is a well-made and suspenseful animal attack flick which owes a lot to "Jaws".The killing of small aboriginal kid is quite shocking with its unexpected brutality.The croc itself looks realistic and menacing enough and the attack scenes are surprisingly vicious.The film is also rich in aboriginal myths and symbolism as it poses few important environmental questions.Can't wait to see Arch Nicholson's "Fortress".8 crocs out of 10.


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