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Lake Placid (1999)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  16 July 1999 (USA)
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A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine.

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What happens when a man-eating crocodile begins picking off tourists in beautiful Lake Placid? What if the crocodile wants to make it his home? Written by <Snopjo@aol.com>

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Part Mystery Part Thriller Parts Missing See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for violent creature attacks and related gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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16 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cocodrilo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£931,472 (UK) (31 March 2000)

Gross:

£3,493,960 (UK) (28 April 2000)
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Trivia

Sheriff Keough's "big gun" was a fake gun made specifically as a prop for this movie. They even gave it a fake name, calling it a "Light Weight Forward Area Air Device Unit" which itself is a pretty good parody of military jargon. It was not an M-203 grenade launcher, which fires 40mm grenades. The "grenades" shown with the gun were a good deal smaller than 40mm. See more »

Goofs

Scientist 'Hector Cyr' says that crocodiles have "Nictating membranes" over their eyes but the term is "Nictitating membranes" See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hank Keough: I... I... I never heard of a crocodile crossing an ocean.
Hector Cyr: Well, they conceal information like that in books.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) See more »

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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
Published by Valley Music Ltd.
Administered by MCA-Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited/Deram Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Surprisingly entertaining
19 January 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

My wife told me to get this movie. I told her it got terrible, terrible reviews. Well, we got it, I wound up watching it and enjoying it much more than I thought I would. More a comedy than a horror movie, it was pretty stupid, knew it was, and treated itself accordingly. Loved Brendan Gleeson as the sheriff, and Betty White's part, though small, was wonderfully eccentric.


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