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Lake Placid (1999)

 -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  16 July 1999 (USA)
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Horror-Comedy about a man-eating crocodile loose in the lake.

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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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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:

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Light Weight Forward Area Air Device Unit" is actually a 37MM flair 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 flair 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: Look. He's suffering. I get to be humane.
[Aims grenade launcher]
Hector Cyr: No! No. No, no, no look, he's trapped. We've done it. So what it's not a net but, but, but he's trapped. Mission accomplished.
Jack Wells: Shoot him!
Hector Cyr: I've got more drugs. He's half dead.
Jack Wells: He's half alive! Shoot him!
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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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It's a COMEDY folks
15 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I love watching this movie. I love this dialog in a "horror" film. I got myself a copy on DVD and watch it at least a few times a year. There are some classic lines between the city folk vs. the bumpkins. Fonda's line about the sarcasm being too subtle is great (while spraying RAID in the middle of Maine). Betty White is building her career these days being the tart-mouthed old broad (see "Boston Legal"

  • another David Kelley production). Also, the interplay between Oliver


Platt and the actor playing the sheriff are priceless.

Contrary to what others have written - I think the special effects go just fine with the overall campy and comedy feel of the movie and the amount of gore is also appropriate. More would change the tone of the film from the comedy which I enjoy, to one more of a gross-out nature.

Just a favorite of mine. Try it if you, for example, liked "Love at First Bite" - you will probably like this too.


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