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Writers (WGA):
J.D. Feigelson (story)
Alan Brennert (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 February 1998 (USA) See more »
A nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Yasmine Bleeth ... Jackie Ivers

Linden Ashby ... Dr. Jeff Chapman

Stanley Anderson ... Steve Ivers

Haley Joel Osment ... Dylan Hydecker

Caroline Lagerfelt ... Mayor Louise Terry

Susanna Thompson ... Denise Hydecker

Dewey Weber ... Officer Gary Reed

Matt Beck ... Officer Mills (as Matthew Beck)

Robert Prosky ... Herb

Marion Ross ... Maggie
Michael Winters ... Dr. Braden

Carey Scott ... The Man

Marc Gomes ... Lt. Governor Chandler
Geoffrey Rivas ... Chief Ramirez
David Dunard ... Lt. Frank Thompson (as David S. Dunard)

Anjul Nigam ... Dr. Sanjay
Anthony Moore ... C.H.P. Officer
Blumes Tracy ... Sgt. Straughn

Katie Rich ... Server
Amy Stock-Poynton ... Saleswoman
Winston J. Rocha ... Janitor (as Winston Rochas)

Carmen Mormino ... Mayor's Aide
John Brandon ... Buddy #1

Fred Lerner ... Buddy #2

Ben Scott ... Boat Cop (as Ben R. Scott)

Thomas Crawford ... Forensics Guy
Artur Cybulski ... Computer Guy

Monique Edwards ... Young Nurse

Jo Farkas ... Admitting Nurse
Audrey Kissel ... Nurse Marjorie

Ben Livingston ... Technician (as Benjamin Livingston)
R.L. Talbert ... Bedridden Man

Holmes Osborne ... Newscaster

Directed by
David Jackson  (as David S. Jackson)
Writing credits
J.D. Feigelson (story)

Alan Brennert (teleplay) and
J.D. Feigelson (teleplay)

Produced by
J.D. Feigelson .... executive producer
Peter Frankovich .... executive producer
Andrew Gottlieb .... producer
Dennis Hammer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Don Davis 
Cinematography by
Denis Maloney (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Craig Ridenour 
Casting by
Jeff Meshel 
Production Design by
Kim Hix 
Set Decoration by
Shirley Starks 
Costume Design by
Katie Sparks 
Makeup Department
Steve Artmont .... makeup artist
Michael Marcellino .... hair stylist
Sherilyn Stetz .... makeup artist: Ms. Bleeth
Production Management
Nora Reynolds .... executive in charge of production
Chris Stoerchle .... production manager
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... unit production manager
Richard Winnie .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Bowen .... second assistant director
Steve Love .... first assistant director
Art Department
Steven B. Melton .... property master
King Orba .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenn Fuller .... production sound mixer (as Ken Michael Fuller)
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Harman)
Frank Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Melody .... supervising sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John E. Gray .... special effects coordinator (as John Gray)
Visual Effects by
Tim 'Timco' Conway .... motion control programer (as Tim Conway)
Sam Nicholson .... visual effects producer
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Molly Schwartz .... digital compositor
Doug Seiden .... computer graphics supervisor
Eric Heavens .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jaison Stritch .... 3D visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ben Scott .... stunt coordinator (as Ben R. Scott)
Lisa Dempsey .... stunt double: Yasmine Bleeth (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Frohardt .... key grip
Tom Gleason .... first assistant camera (as Thomas D. Gleson)
Kenji Luster .... Steadicam operator
Kenji Luster .... camera operator
Andrew Parke .... first assistant camera (as Andy Parke)
Vance Trussell .... gaffer
Mindy Bee .... camera loader (uncredited)
Michael Dronge .... grip (uncredited)
Don Telles .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alex Wald .... casting associate (as Alex Rosenberg)
Editorial Department
David Crozier .... assistant editor (as Dave Crozier)
Joseph Dervin Jr. .... executive in charge of post-production
Chris Jacobson .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ed Tucker .... transportation coordinator
Bill Lopez-Arjona .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Dani Eslin .... production accountant
John Farrow .... location manager
Brian Martin .... assistant: Mr. Frankovich
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production coordinator
Patty Newton .... assistant: Mr. Hammer
Jimmy O'Connell .... marine coordinator
Diane Weiss .... script supervisor (as Diane Lea Weiss)
Dyanne C. Deuel .... key lifeguard (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Jackie:Maggie, I need your help. Everybody goes into the lake and comes out different.
Maggie:You sure got that right honey.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
From Baywatch to Lake-watch, 27 December 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Those who expected the combination of words "Lake + Yasmine + Bleeth" to equal ninety minutes of the ravishing former Baywatch star parading in colorful bikinis and too tight bathing suits might be *slightly* disappointed, but all the others are likely to be pleasantly surprised after seeing this produced-for-TV 90's thriller. The plot offers absolutely nothing original, as it's just another umpteenth variation on the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" theme, but the overall atmosphere is remarkably unsettling, the pacing is kept stable without too many boring relapses and the acting performances are more than adequate. If you can accept the unearthly beautiful & voluptuous Bleeth to play the role of an intelligent nurse, you won't have any problems sinking your teeth into the rest of derivative story, neither. Jackie Ivers returns to her little hometown, San Vincento, California, after she received note that her abusive and drunkard father is dying from liver cirrhosis. She immediately notices something isn't kosher in town. Severely injured victims of car accidents happily walk the streets the day after, friendly elderly neighbors turn into grumpy and emotionless people overnight and even Jackie's terminally ill father miraculously cures and transforms into an amiable guy. Long before Jackie does, the attentive and experienced viewer figures out the townsfolk are gradually being replaced with replicas from a parallel dimension, and this through an eerie vortex in the middle of the town's lake. Admittedly you're always several steps ahead of the script, but the film at least contains a handful of well-staged & tense scenes (for example, when neighbor Maggie runs into her own doppelganger) and the paranoid climax even reminded me of the genuinely nostalgic Sci-Fi efforts of the 1950's. Admirers of the lovely Mrs. Bleeth – and, honestly, what male individual on this planet isn't one – are treated to a double portion of eye-candy near the end of the movie and even during that scene she behaves like a professional actress. "The Lake" also stars Haley Joel Osment before he became a world star thanks to "The Sixth Sense" and the always reliable Robert Prosky whose face anyone will recognize. Decent rainy-Saturday-afternoon time-waster.

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