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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
Nicholas Cortland ...
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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It's the day that NATURE strikes back! See more »


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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

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A Invasão das Rãs  »

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Trivia

Due to the film's low budget no live birds were used for the bird attack scene. Instead the attack was created by superimposing footage of flying birds over the footage of the running cast. See more »

Goofs

When Smith and Karen are walking through the willows, it's completely clear. Then, when the camera changes angles, there's suddenly dense fog. In the next immediate shot, it's clear again. See more »

Quotes

Jason Crockett: I still believe man is master of the world.
Pickett Smith: Does that mean he can't live in harmony with the rest of it?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.74 (2009) See more »

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It Won't Make You Croak
8 July 2004 | by (Hoboken, NJ) – See all my reviews

Statistically, this movie was a hit. Made for $200k, it grossed over $2 mill in the US alone. This was the secret of success for American International Pictures. Keep the budgets low, and the base of horror fans will show up and you'll make a profit. 1972 was the year for horror. A large number of films catered to the horror fan, many were cheaply made. But they all made a profit. Frogs is an example of a movie poster created before the movie was filmed. Frogs don't kill anyone in the film, but they made a cool poster. So they were thrown into the mix of alligators, lizards, snapping turtles, snakes, spiders, etc. Since many of these creatures make people queazy, it must have seemed like a slam dunk to film- fearmakers. However, the animal performers are less than convincing. Especially the alligator, where producers sped up the film to make him look like he's moving quickly. The acting is as good as can be expected for this type of film. Joan Van Ark and Sam Elliot debut here (Van Ark had done a soap). Milland is good as the cranky old rich stereotype. If you're looking for a "tame" horror picture to keep the kids interested, this might be it. For adults, it's value is mainly nostalgic.


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