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
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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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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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Scenes of star Sam Elliot shirtless in this film would later help him land the starring role in the movie Lifeguard (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Scott finds the first body, we see it's covered in snakes, but in the shot where he walks up to it, the snakes are gone. They are back in the close-shot, however. See more »

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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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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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shadows & frog
15 October 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The 1970s was the era of disco, blaxploitation, and eco-horror (aka nature's vengeance). George McCowan's "Frogs" is considered the first eco-horror flick. A young Sam Elliott (more recently known as the narrator in "The Big Lebowski") plays a photographer who visits a southern estate where the patriarch (Ray Milland) refuses to live in harmony with nature. The old man sprays chemicals all over the swamp with absolutely no regard for the plants or animals. So it only makes sense that the frogs -- in collaboration with the snakes, alligators, spiders, etc. -- are out to dispense some justice! On the plot's value alone, there's no reason to interpret "Frogs" as any kind of high-quality movie. We could interpret it as a warning about messing with the Earth (when you battle nature, you ALWAYS lose), or we could just view it as a plain old fun movie. Whatever the case, it's a pretty enjoyable flick, silly though it may be.

All in all, just be a little more respectful the next time that you meet any plant or animal, especially an amphibian of the order Anura.


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