Facing bankruptcy, Alaskan gold miner Farley Dean leads a desperate expedition to Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea in search of a legendary fortune in gold that, according to tribal legend, is guarded by giant, man eating crocodiles.
The final member of Farley Deans do or die gold-mining crew arrives on Bougainville Island. But a reckless decision by Farley divides the crew, puts his leadership in question, and threatens to derail the daring mission.
Tension among the crew grows after a rash move by Farley leaves him broken and bedridden. Battling equipment failure, a beached boat, and killer crocs the team begins to worry they've been dragged around the world on a wild goose chase.
Farley must answer to the island leaders for his team's poor performance. The boat crew discovers that a crucial miscalculation may have damaged the dredge beyond repair as the Americans desperately chase their first taste of Bougainville gold.
Camp turns hostile when Farley insists the team attempt a dangerous journey to the upper reaches of the Queens River. The team's leader risks mutiny in search of gold over the furious objections of Captain Todd. Croc Jim teaches Ian to catch deadly crocs.
The team's desperate push up the Queens River finally pays off when Farley leads them to a major gold strike. But a freak accident sidelines the crew and celebrations are short-lived as emergency medical treatment puts the mission in jeopardy.
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