CROCODILE HUNTER: COLLISION COURSE (Theatrical Release USA 2002)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course works like the 1960s Saturday morning television lineup of Sky King, Lone Ranger, My Friend Flicka, or Lassie series in its simplicity and innocence. However, it lacks the realism of Steve and Terri Irwin’s presence on Animal Planet and therefore seems to disserve the Irwins’ cause despite its sweetness and lovability. The movie comes off as a low-budget effort, but has a $12 million budget with a $33.4 million box office return which goes to show that a little charisma and charm, that the Irwins brim to overflow, can pull profit despite all else.

Storyline

Steve and Terri Irwin unknowingly become involved with United States agents seeking to recover a displaced satellite beacon.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Stainton for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Bruce Willis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Steve Irwin), Herself (Terri Irwin), Brozzie Drewitt (Magda Szubanski), Sam Flynn (David Wenham), Robert Wheeler (Lachy Hulme), Ron Buckwhiler (Aden Young), Vaughan Archer (Kenneth Ransom), Jo Buckley (Kate Beahan), Deputy Director Reynolds (Steve Bastoni), Deputy Director Ansell (Steven Vidler), and Anne Milking (Alyson Standen).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 


Yes. The televised series has higher entertainment value; but for Steve and Terri Irwin fans, the movie will suffice.

Ben Meyers

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