The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course is a family adventure film starring Australian naturalists and television stars Steve and Terri Irwin. The 90-minute film was released in 2002 in Australia and the United States. The film's premise is derived from The Crocodile Hunter television nature documentary series starring wildlife expert Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri Irwin. In The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, a satellite explodes in outer space and sends an important satellite tracking beacon crashing toward Earth. The beacon lands in Australia and is swiftly eaten by a resident crocodile. At the CIA, agents determine that the beacon is powerful enough to shift the balance of power in the world, and thus need to retrieve it before anyone finds it. The organization orders two of its agents to travel to Australia to get the beacon back.
In Australia, Steve and Terri Irwin are hired to relocate a crocodile responsible for attacking several cattle on a nearby ranch. Steve manages to capture the creature and brings it aboard his boat. Using GPS technology, the CIA agents track the beacon to the Irwins' boat. They believe that the pair have the beacon and plan to sell it to fund an expensive expansion to the Australia Zoo.
Steve is unaware that the animal had accidentally swallowed the CIA satellite beacon and the poachers are in fact American CIA agents charged with the task of recovering the beacon. Believing that the two men are actually poachers, Steve and Terri race across the Outback to try to rescue and transport the crocodile to a safe location. But the naturalists will first have to navigate the wild environment filled with venomous snakes and spiders, and evade the determined agents pursuing the pair with guns drawn.
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course was directed by John Stainton and produced by Judy Bailey, Arnold Rifkin and John Stainton. The film was released in the U.S. by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.