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Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman are prisoners in a penal colony in French Guyana. They are out in the forest dragging a log through a swamp when the prison guards shoot a crocodile. They tell McQueen and Hoffman to catch it and bring it back to the camp. They struggle to catch it, but eventually the get hold of it.