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Lake Placid (1999)

R  |   |  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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You'll never know what bit you. 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:

$10,974,145 (USA) (16 July 1999)

Gross:

£3,493,960 (UK) (28 April 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the hospital, someone can be heard paging Mr. Miner in the background. Lake Placid was directed by Steve Miner. See more »

Goofs

During the opening, when the game warden is looking inside the beaver dam and is attacked, he is not using the regulator. During the attack scene when the game warden is being dragged across the lake, the regulator is in his mouth again and you can clearly hear him screaming. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bickerman: Oh, my husband passed away. It's been almost two years now.
Sheriff Hank Keough: My department doesn't have any record of that, Mrs. Bickerman.
Mrs. Bickerman: Well, I'm sorry. Incomplete records haunt me so.
Jack Wells: What was the cause of your husband's death, ma'am? Do you know?
Kelly Scott: We don't mean to invade your privacy, but was he ill, was he sick?
Sheriff Hank Keough: Was he swallowed?
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Is This Love
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers (as Bob Marley and The Wailers)
Published by Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. and Odnil Music, Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
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This is a delightfully entertaining picture.
5 June 2003 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I can't tell you how much fun this movie is to watch. The cast of characters and their interactive dialog is just terrific. It has been called a bad B Movie. I hardly think that this is accurate. This film is made with skill and charm. If you laugh you do so because it was intended that you laugh. That's unbelievably hard to achieve. It's an intelligent effort with excellent Directing. I love these characters and the casting is perfect. Bridget Fonda shows us what young actresses can really offer a film. Betty White is at her best. Oliver Platt is facinating. Pullman is a great straightman. The Sheriff made the picture credible. This film will last and be seen again and again. I wish that I had made it.


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