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Death Swamp (also known as Death Roll) is the sequel to Tobe Hooper's Crocodile, released in 2002.

When a plane from Anaheim to Acapulco tries to turn back due to bad weather, a group of bank robbers onboard hijack the thing to force it back on its original flightpath. After the pilots start struggling with the criminals, the plane ends up crashing into swamplands. As the passengers trek through the swamp to reach civilization, they are hounded by a giant crocodile.


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  • Abandoned Area: The cast finds safety from the crocodile by climbing into an abandoned building in the middle of the swamp.
  • Attempted Rape: Realizing that they are alone, Sol uses the opportunity to try to rape Mia, and then to strangle her when she fights back. A convenient attack from the crocodile puts stop to that.
  • Bank Robbery: The film opens with Max's gang robbing a bank, which leads them boarding the plane to to make a getaway to Mexico.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: The giant crocodile hunts the characters, while Max of the robbers is the main human antagonist.
  • Catapult Nightmare: The film ends on a fakeout nightmare, where Mia is attacked by the crocodile when she jumps into a swimming pool. She wakes up from it by bolting up into sitting position, covered in sweat.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The lighter that Mia gets from Zach as a present early in the film gets used in the climax to set a pocket of methane gas alight, which blows up the crocodile.
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  • "Die Hard" on an X: Die Hard in a swamp! With a giant crocodile!
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The first crocodile the survivors encounter is small and kills one survivor, but shortly after its appearance, Max and his gang shoot it to pieces, and the crisis is seemingly averted. And then it's revealed that the crocodile has a mother...
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Thinking that he has made it to safety, Justin starts making fun of the crocodile, even giving it the double bird. The croc jumps up and snatches him.
  • Evil Brit: Pete, one of the bank robbers, has a noticeable thick British accent.
  • Exact Words: Shortly after Justin gets to safety, he starts taunting the crocodile, and outright shouts "Eat me!" The crocodile does just that.
  • Immune to Bullets: The giant crocodile's hide is so tough that bullets won't penetrate it.
  • Knuckle Tattoos: Pete of the robbers has the words LEFT and RITE tattooed on his knuckles.
  • Never Found the Body: Pete is never shown dying during the plane crash. Presumably his body was sucked out and he died off-screen.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: After the plane crashes, one character gets attacked by a crocodile, which gets shot to hell by the robbers. Turns out that it was the offspring of a huge mother croc, which then starts hunting the cast across the swamplands.
  • No Name Given: The pilot is the one character with a major speaking role who has no name. He's even credited as "Pilot."
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
    • Done by Roland when he shoots Max off from his helicopter.
    "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."
    • Mia gives another one before she blows up the crocodile.
    "Light up my life, motherfucker."
  • Scary Black Man: Max, the leader of the bank robbers, is a trigger-happy dark-skinned sociopath who doesn't care who has to die so he'll be able to get all of his money.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Having faced the crocodile's wrath too many times, and having lost Squid and Pete, Sol eventually tries to ditch Max so he can go survive on his own. Max predictably shoots him the moment he turns his back.
  • Shown Their Work: As Brian is getting eaten by the crocodile, it starts to rapidly roll around in the water. This is actually what some crocodiles do in real life in order to help them tear their prey apart.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: The bank robbers, especially Sol and Max, can't seem to go more than three sentences without saying "fuck" repeatedly.
  • Split Screen: Used when Mia and Zach have a conversation over a phone before she boards the plane.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Mia puts some pills into a liquor bottle, and uses it drug the robber set to guard her and the other crash survivors in a bid to escape.
  • Villainous Rescue: As Sol is in the process of trying to rape Mia, the crocodile, of all characters, interrupts him and ends up saving her.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Sol tries to abandon Max and go on his own, Max, seeing that he's useless, shoots him in the back and leaves him for the crocodile.


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