The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course



Basically a 70-minute version of the TV show.
  • Review Date: May 20, 2003
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Potty humor.

Violence & scariness

Don't try this at home; lots of scary animals.

Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking


Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film contains some violence and bathroom humor, mainly from the animals but a little from the adult characters. The Irwins do put their lives on the line to work with these animals. They also rub their hands in animal excrement and parents should warn their kids not to try this at home, even with the less dangerous creatures they'll run into near their homes. Note: Star Steve Irwin was killed in September 2006 following an encounter with a wild stingray.

What's the story?

American special agents are sent to retrieve an essential U.S. satellite beacon that fell to earth in Australia -- and was accidentally swallowed by a crocodile. Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, believes that they're poachers and tries to save the crocodile. Magda Szubanski (from Babe) plays a farmer who is sick of the crocodile eating her cows and is devising creative but unsuccessful ways to lure it in and kill it.

Is it any good?


THE CROCODILE HUNTER: COLLISION COURSE is basically a 70-minute version of the show with an additional 20 minutes of an instantly forgettable premise that barely rises to the level of the term "plot." That said, the results are often amusing and make an entertaining family film. The film mainly consists of what the television show's fans want to see -- Steve, his wife Terri and their loyal (and very brave!) dog risking their lives with Gila monsters, venomous snakes, bird-eating spiders, kangaroos, and inevitably, crocodiles.

Fans of Irwin's Crocodile Hunter show on Animal Planet will love this movie, while those uninterested will know to avoid it. For those who are entertained by exotic animals, it is undeniably a lot of fun. There's never a dull moment when Irwin fearlessly goes after some wild animal that could kill him in a heartbeat, and his instantly recognizable lingo, upbeat personality, and obvious affection for the creatures give him a lot of appeal, a sort of real-life Hagrid from Harry Potter. While the plot is strictly from the slush pile, it never meanders. It is by no means a great piece of cinema, but it is a worthwhile introduction to another world and not a bad place to spend an hour and a half for anyone just looking for fun and adventure.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether it's worth risking your life to get a glimpse at some remarkable creatures and how to make sure that we preserve endangered species.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:July 12, 2002
DVD release date:December 17, 2002
Cast:Magda Szubanski, Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin
Director:John Stainton
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Adventures, Wild animals
Run time:90 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:peril and potty humor

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Kid, 12 years old June 30, 2014

The crocodile hunter movie!

This film is just like the tv show except it involves the military and slightly outer space.If your could handle the tv show he/she could handle the movie.There are only 2 scary momments(1.Steve almost drowns.2.Steve is swimming away from a super fast crocodile that is swimming WAY faster than he is.Also,there are some bad words.
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Too much swearing
Adult Written byAshnak April 9, 2008


The one thing I liked about Steve from Animal Planet was his obvious respect for the animals. This movie makes him seem careless which leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Parent Written byPlague February 4, 2010

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

Really funny. Never really would have pictured Steve or Terri in a movie, but I guess it all worked out alright. A fun movie to watch with the whole family for sure.
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