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Frogs (1972)

A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

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Cast

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Jason Crockett
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Pickett Smith
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Karen Crockett
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Clint Crockett
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Bella Garrington
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Jenny Crockett
Mae Mercer ...
Maybelle
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Michael Martindale
Nicholas Cortland ...
Kenneth Martindale
George Skaff ...
Stuart Martindale
Lance Taylor Sr. ...
Charles
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Iris Martindale (as Holly Irving)
Dale Willingham ...
Tina Crockett
Hal Hodges ...
Jay Crockett
Carolyn Fitzsimmons ...
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Storyline

Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a free-lance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crockett hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Crockett back. Written by Kelly W. <tsenhue@escape.ca>

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Millions of slimy bodies squirming everywhere! Millions of gaping mouths devouring... devouring... devouring... See more »


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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

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A Invasão das Rãs  »

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Trivia

The mansion used for the Crockett family home is known as the Wesley House and is located in Point Washington, Florida. See more »

Goofs

When they're showing close-ups of the evil frogs, one frog is obviously thrown into the shot because it lands on its back. See more »

Quotes

Pickett Smith: [Looking at Kenneth, dead on the ground in the greenhouse] Is there a place where we can put him?
Charles: Yes sir, I'll show you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, Sam Eliott's character is taking photographs in the swamp. Each time he supposedly takes a picture, the picture freezes and a credit appear on screen. Each new credit is accompanied by the sound of a clicking camera. See more »

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References The Birds (1963) See more »

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Cheesy as an omelette but as good as one too
26 August 2009 | by (The Empire) – See all my reviews

I honestly think this is an underrated movie.

The plot seems good, although it was carried out weakly, I still enjoyed the movie. Revenge of nature is not an easy thing to portray on film, and this film did its best.

Ray Milland gave an over-the-top-but-still-very-entertaining performance as Jason Crockett, the grumpy old man responsible for toxic waste dumping all along the island he lives on. Sam Elliott was great as an early-career role of Pickett Smith, the hero. Joan Van Ark was alright as the joyful Karen Crockett, the girl who has a crush on Pickett. Adam Roarke was excellent as Clint, Karen's goofy cousin. And everyone else...well... don't hold your breath.

The music was a little off-beat but good nonetheless. The effects were a little ridiculous but still alright.

Not too bad of a movie. Only watch knowing its gonna be bad.

6/10


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