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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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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
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Kenneth Martindale
George Skaff ...
Stuart Martindale
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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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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Invasão das Rãs  »

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Trivia

The Florida Holiday Inn used by the crew would not allow the poisonous snakes, spiders or black scorpions used in the film to be brought into the hotel. See more »

Goofs

When they find the dead guy in the pond, Smith rolls him over and his eyes are tightly closed. However when the camera changes angles, suddenly his eyes are open. 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

After the end credits, a cartoon frog hops out with a hand hanging out of its mouth which it slurps back. See more »

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Referenced in Missing Reel: Nature Gone Wild (2014) See more »

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Nature against Mankind – The Payback
20 November 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The free-lance photographer Pickett Smith (Sam Elliott) is taking pictures of the pollution in a swamp in Florida for a magazine of ecology in his canoe. Out of the blue, he is hit by a motor boat piloted by Clint Crockett (Adam Roarke) and his sister Karen Crockett (Joan Van Ark) and capsizes.

Clint and Karen invite Pickett for the party in the private island of their grumpy grandfather Jason Crockett (Ray Milland), an old fashioned disabled patriarch that enjoys celebrating his birthday on the 4th July with his family.

Pickett realizes that the island is infested of frogs and reptiles and Jason has ordered his caretaker to poison his real estate to get rid of the amphibians and creepy crawlies. But soon Picket realizes that they are living the payback of nature against mankind.

The trash "Frogs" is probably one of the first movies to defend the ecology and absolutely ahead of the time. This is the first feature of Sam Elliot, who acts with the veteran Ray Milland. The story is funny and never scares but entertains. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Invasão das Rãs" ("The Frogs'Invasion")


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