MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 516 this week

Lake Placid (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  16 July 1999 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 39,109 users   Metascore: 34/100
Reviews: 364 user | 143 critic | 25 from Metacritic.com

A group attempts to destroy a giant, 30-foot-long man-eating crocodile, which terrorizes Black Lake, Maine.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 02 Aug 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 08 Apr 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 22 Oct 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lake Placid" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lake Placid (1999)

Lake Placid (1999) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lake Placid.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lake Placid 2 (TV Movie 2007)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

In the sequel to the feature film, man-eating crocodiles return to the lake as two males and one aggressive female crocodile, which is protecting her nest, wreak havoc on the locals.

Director: David Flores
Stars: John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur, Sam McMurray
Lake Placid 3 (TV Movie 2010)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Killer crocodiles and their offspring terrorize residents of a small community.

Director: Griff Furst
Stars: Colin Ferguson, Yancy Butler, Kirsty Mitchell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Sequel follows Jim Bickerman, a poacher who discovers that his local lake is inhabited by man-eating crocodiles.

Director: Don Michael Paul
Stars: Elisabeth Röhm, Yancy Butler, Paul Nicholls
Anaconda (1997)
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little
Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson
Tremors (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra
Arachnophobia (1990)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.

Director: Frank Marshall
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman
Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg McLean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A giant crocodile goes head to head with a giant Anaconda. The town sheriff must find a way to destroy the two monsters before they kill the whole town.

Director: A.B. Stone
Stars: Corin Nemec, Yancy Butler, Stephen Billington
Lake Placid (TV Movie 2010)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Steve Bellamy
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Deputy Burke
...
Deputy Stevens
...
Warren Takeuchi ...
Paramedic
...
State Trooper
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Part Mystery Part Thriller Parts Missing See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Light Weight Forward Area Air Device Unit" is actually a 37MM flare launcher attachment for Many military rifles such as AR15, M16, M4, AK47,OR COBRAY M11/9. Customized for the movie with its own stock that the sheriff assembles it onto before he uses it. It is not a grenade launcher, just a flare launcher made to attach to a rifle. See more »

Goofs

When the crocodile is shaking the chopper in its jaws, there is a small cliff in the background that was not there earlier in the scene. It is visible after Deputy Gare fires the first shot. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hank Keough: Who are you?
Hector Cyr: Hector Cyr, I said it once, lemme know when it sinks in, OK?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Shameful Sequels: Lake Placid 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A really good trashy movie
13 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this dopey movie. Funny,with an absolutely hilarious performance by Betty White, an appealing Bridget Fonda (for the first time in memory), and very likeable Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Platt. Bill Pullman was fine but the least of it. What's not to like? I mean, who wouldn't want to save an alligator that's biting people in half in an unspoiled lake 25 miles from anywhere in the middle of Maine? There are so many BAD time wasting movies out there, so much violent, or inane, or vulgar, or sadistic junk that this tongue-in-cheek tale with its dotty characters and clever ending just has to be viewed as one of those times to sit back and smile broadly without guilt. This is hard to pull off, and not to be minimized.


39 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one who watches this over and over? Sthrnguy19
Have you ever eaten croc or gator meat? raysafa1
Did nobody care about the cow and the bear? Kimzy
Your favorite character? brucedgo
who else wanted to see bridget fonda eaten? misstoucan
I really like this movie! SJMcGuire2
Discuss Lake Placid (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?