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
Judy Pace ...
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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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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Cold green skin against soft warm flesh...a croak...a scream. See more »


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Trivia

Many of the 500 Florida frogs and 100 giant South American toads purchased for use in the film escaped during production. See more »

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In scenes where seagulls are flocking, in order to keep the seagulls together, one can see pieces of bread being thrown in the air. See more »

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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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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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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 (1996) See more »

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A real skin-crawler!!
1 October 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Despite a seemingly hokey premise, Frogs is one of the more memorable and effective entries in the nature-revenge genre.

Family living in Florida's Okefenokee Swamp have been exterminating the local wild life, now it seems that the creatures are all out to kill them!

Frogs is a movie that never fails to be sweat-inducing, especially to those who don't like reptiles! All manner of swamp wild life is used for this film - snakes, spiders, gators, lizards, heck even a turtle! So with all these critters coming for our unsuspecting human characters there's plenty of tension to be had! Director McCowan makes good use of the boggy setting and gives it an atmospheric feeling of certain doom! The eerie score also helps as well.

The films cast is good. Veteran Ray Milland is perfect as the Crockett family's stubborn elder. Young, attractive Sam Elliot is decent as a nature photographer who happens on the scene. Joan Van Ark is good as Elliot's love interest and Adam Roarke as her no-account brother. The supporting cast is also on cue.

While Frogs may be a B thriller that's best taken tongue-in-cheek, it's solidly done and is sure to cause a few chills!

*** out of ****


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