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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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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:

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

Goofs

When the crocodile has a hold of Hector's helicopter and the female deputy is shooting at it, the reports of her revolver are of a silenced or suppressed weapon, which it clearly is not. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Scott: Did you want to be killed by it?
Hector Cyr: You think I'm that nuts?
Kelly Scott: Hector, what you just did, there had to be some sort of death wish going on.
Hector Cyr: In ancient Malenesia people suspected of crime's would be thrown to the crocodiles. Crocodiles would decide. They would be the judge.
Kelly Scott: Oh, so that was you wanting to be judged out there?
Hector Cyr: Maybe I was, and so what? Is that too arbitrary? Better to be measured by my wealth? Better for me to get my self-esteem looking into the eyes of cheap sycophants craving a meal ...
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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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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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