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|Directed by||Michael Lantieri|
|Produced by||Alan Ritchie
|Written by||Hans Bauer
|Distributed by||Scanbox Entertainment|
|Running time||90 minutes|
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15 year old Patrick (Kevin Zegers) has spent many summer holidays with his parents at their cottage on a small island off the coast of South Carolina. Recent years have seen a growth of industrial developments on the island, damaging tourism. At the beginning of the film, a crate of large reptilian looking eggs is discarded at the roadside by a van driver. Twenty years later, on a holiday at their summer home, something chases Patrick through the local woods back to the property and eats the family dog, left tied outside. Patrick's parents are later killed on the porch when waking up to investigate the dog's cries, the horrific encounter leaves Patrick in a state of shock, unable to recall the events.
Patrick's grandmother finds Victoria Juno (Jill Hennessy), a young psychiatrist, to help Patrick to come to terms with his grief. Together with his aunt Annie (Nina Landis), the three return to the island where they come face to face with the endangered and viciously starving group of Komodo dragons. Annie is killed. Victoria and Patrick barely escape with their lives. They later meet up with Oates (Billy Burke) and his sidekick Denby (Paul Gleeson), who were sent to kill all of the reptiles. With Annie and their ferryman dead, Victoria, Patrick, Oates and Denby must call for help from Bracken (Simon Westaway), the man who sent them on the island and who is also helping Oates with his trial against him for the murder of his wife, which he did not commit.
Bracken refuses to take them off the island until they kill all of the dragons. Patrick runs off into the woods and gets lost from the group. They hide in a nurse's station, where Denby is killed. They go off to find Patrick and Oates also tries to kill the komodo dragons so they can get off the island. Victoria is attacked by one of the komodo dragons but she is saved by Patrick. Patrick leaves without Victoria and she is attacked by another one. Meanwhile, Oates is attacked by one of the creatures and stabs it in the eye. He comes and shoots the dragon attacking Victoria, hitting in the head. She convinces Patrick to come with them but they attacked one of the few remaining komodo dragons. Oates tries to kill one of the lizards by lighting a cigar and throwing it into the gasoline, but his plan fails and Victoria manages to stab the reptile in the eye with a rock
Bracken shows up in a helicopter and Oates steals it from them, leaving them for the creatures. Victoria and Patrick get trapped by the last komodo dragon but they are saved by Oates who blows up the beast with a flare gun. They return to Florida unharmed. The police chief finds them and asks them if they are all right. The credits start to roll as Patrick responds "Never better."
Komodo had a limited theatrical release in summer 1999, with a VHS release in November of the same year. The DVD format of the film followed. The film was distributed by the Eastern limited branch of Scanbox Entertainment, Scanbox Asia Pacific Limited.