January 03, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

National Geographic meets Naked Gun when Animal Planet’s favorite Aussie conservationists embark on a mission to save endangered wildlife and end up embroiled in an undercover operation. Steve and Terri wrestle crocodiles, mistake CIA agents for poachers, and bungle a government search for a satellite beacon. Irwin’s familiar TV antics — such as calming a poisonous snake or revealing a tarantula’s fangs — help make Crocodile Hunter entertaining enough, but it’s clearly not a film for those seeking cinematic genius.

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