The Wisdom of Crocodiles


1h 38m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Handsome, witty, successful Steve Griscz has a special way with women: he seduces them quickly by winning their trust. This is more than just a game for Steve; he can't live without these women, literally, because he's a vampire and requires their blood for sustenance. When the body of his latest co

Film Details

Also Known As
Blodstårar, La Sagesse des crocodiles, Sagesse des crocodiles, La, Wisdom of Crocodiles
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; European Script Fund; General Screen Enterprises; Mcdonald & Rutter; Set Meals; Vtr; Zenith Productions
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; A-Film Distribution; Arthaus Filmverleih; CinTart; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Italian International Film Srl Production; MIRAMAX; Mars Distribution; Miramax Home Entertainment; Rialto Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Ealing Studios, London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Handsome, witty, successful Steve Griscz has a special way with women: he seduces them quickly by winning their trust. This is more than just a game for Steve; he can't live without these women, literally, because he's a vampire and requires their blood for sustenance. When the body of his latest conquest turns up, Steve decides to get involved in the investigation before the trail leads back to him. By the time the chief detectives start their inquiries, Steve has already moved on to his next victim. He meets his match in Anne Levels, an intelligent, moody, and exceptionally beautiful woman. She doesn't reveal much about herself, so Steve can't rely on his usual psychological tricks. He needs proof of her absolute love to ensure his survival, and her refusal to display any emotion is slowly killing him.

Crew

Barry Abbott

Carpenter

Terry Able

Driver

Chris Allies

Title Design

Dorothy Berwin

Executive Producer

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor (Film Factory/Vtr)

Jason Brown

Driver

Warren Browne

Carpenter

Stephen Cassidy

Other

Chris Catterall

Production Executive

Jeremy Child

Dialogue Editor

Freddie Chiverton

Driver

Carolyn Choa

Producer

Dennis Choa

Medical Adviser

Tony Cook

Boom Operator

Andre Cooper

Driver

Sarah Critchley

Legal Clearances

Samantha Crouch

Wardrobe Assistant

Oliver Curtis

Director Of Photography

Oliver Curtis

Dp/Cinematographer

Sarah Dibsdall

2nd Assistant Director

Bill Dodkin

Sound Mixer (Additional Crew)

John Downer

Supervising Sound Editor

Howard Eaves

Dialogue Editor

Morgan Elliott

Costume Design Assistant

John Falcini

Dubbing Mixer

Carlos Fidel

3rd Assistant Director

Graham Frake

Director Of Photography

Graham Frake

Dp/Cinematographer

Graham Frake

Camera Operator (Additional Crew)

Sarah Garner

Script Supervisor

Jeremy Gee

Camera Operator

James Gemmill

Other

James Gemmill

Scenic Artist

Simon Giles

Digital Effects Producer/Supervisor (Film Factory/Vtr)

Rodney Glenn

Footsteps Editor

Paul Golding

Music Mixer

Lee Gooch

Carpenter

Orlando Gough

Music

John Greaves

Storyboard Artist

Michelle Guish

Casting Director

Mark Haddenham

Other

Simon Harding

Steadicam Operator

Andy Harris

Production Designer

Mike Harris

Driver

Mike Harris

Driver

Pat Hay

Makeup Chief Artist

John Hersey

Other

Kevin Higgins

Camera Grip

Simon Hinkly

1st Assistant Director

Paul Hoffman

Screenwriter

Diane Howse

Other

Tommy Hunt

Driver

Robert Jackson

Carpenter

Carlton Jarvis

Medical Adviser

Jeremy Johns

Location Manager

Laura Julian

Line Producer

David Lascelles

Producer

Ian Lowe

Other

John Lunn

Music

Chas Lyons

Other

Kora Mcnulty

Production Coordinator

Chris Meadows

Camera Trainee

Scott Meek

Executive Producer

Barry Mould

Driver

Colin Nicolson

Sound Recording

Cecil O'reilly

Driver

Paula Oehlers

Other

Anne Oldham

Makeup (Additional Crew)

Roberta Parkin

Stills Photographer

Nick Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Stephen Rose

Hairdresser

David Rubin

Casting Consultant

Robin Sales

Editor

Ben Scott

Art Director

Hilda Sealy

Other

Anna Sheppard

Costume Designer

Albert Smith

Driver

Albert Smith

Driver

Mike Smith

Carpenter

Nigel Stafford-clark

Executive Producer

Barry Stone

Driver

Gary Stopps

Carpenter

Mike Tilley

Other

Claire Tovey

Unit Manager

Mark Townshend

Carpenter

Alf Tramontin

Steadicam Operator

Barry Weller

Carpenter

Dean Weller

Carpenter

Paul Wheeler

Dp/Cinematographer

Paul Wheeler

Camera Operator (Additional Crew)

Paul Wheeler

Director Of Photography

Paul Williams

Carpenter

Aad Wirtz

Dubbing Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Blodstårar, La Sagesse des crocodiles, Sagesse des crocodiles, La, Wisdom of Crocodiles
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; European Script Fund; General Screen Enterprises; Mcdonald & Rutter; Set Meals; Vtr; Zenith Productions
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; A-Film Distribution; Arthaus Filmverleih; CinTart; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Italian International Film Srl Production; MIRAMAX; Mars Distribution; Miramax Home Entertainment; Rialto Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Ealing Studios, London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 13, 2001

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States November 1999

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 5-12, 1999.

James Woods was previously attached to star.

Completed shooting December 19, 1997.

Began shooting October 27, 1997.

United Artists International was formerly known as G2 films.

Released in United States Summer July 14, 2000

Released in United States on Video March 13, 2001

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Regional Premieres) October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 5-12, 1999.)