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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:

£931,472 (UK) (31 March 2000)

Gross:

£3,493,960 (UK) (28 April 2000)
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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 flair launcher made to attach to a rifle. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the movie , the crocodile chews up the right pontoon on Hector's helicopter , but in the end of the movie as they are trying to trap the crocodile , the pontoon is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Jack Wells: Do you know how your husband died?
Mrs. Bickerman: Oh yes! I killed 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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Finally, A horror movie that's not......a horror movie, I guess.
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Lake Placid" is one of my all-time favorite movies ever. The dialog is sarcastic and funny no matter what's going on, which keeps it light even with all the people getting eaten every now and then. All the lines between Hector and the Sheriff are especially noted. Most of the comebacks I use whenever possible in everyday conversation. Hector's dream is awesome, though. I love Oliver Platt.

The best part is that it isn't trying to be a scream-out-loud sort of monster horror movie, it's just having fun. The acting isn't the best, but the way all the lines are delivered makes up for it, and adds to it's charm. It really reminds me of one of those cheap Sci-Fi channel monster movies with the horrible effects, only 10 times better and the effects are more real, of course. Not perfect, but better then the Sci-Fi channel. It looked like a crocodile to me.

So while you can sit there and try to pick out everything that's wrong with this movie, it's better just to sit back and enjoy it. It's not pretending to be intelligent and so the movie is best viewed knowing that. It tells you that itself within the first 10 minutes.


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