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Lake Placid (1999)

Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in 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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Action | 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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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$31,768,374 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Betty White's character is told that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) would be interested to learn of her alleged mistreatment of her cows. In reality, Betty White is a major on-air spokeswoman for PETA. See more »

Goofs

Sheriff Keough says, "Crocodiles can't swim in salt water."

Actually, crocodiles are capable of swimming in in salt water, and many species live in it. Alligators, however, are limited to fresh water. See more »

Quotes

Jack Wells: Do you know how your husband died?
Mrs. Bickerman: Oh yes! I killed him.
Jack Wells: You killed him?
Mrs. Bickerman: Oh yes!
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I Think I Love You
Written by Tony Romeo
Performed by Maureen Davis, Jamie Dunlap, Scott Nickoley, David Pincus, Mark Pont
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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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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