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Lake Placid (1999)

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cocodrilo  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$31,768,374 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Scientist 'Hector Cyr' says that crocodiles have "Nictating membranes" over their eyes but the term is "Nictitating membranes". See more »


Kelly Scott: [closing dialogue at end of movie] Doesn't anyone "make a move" around here in Maine?
Jack Wells: [opens the passenger door and moves his bag] Get in.
Kelly Scott: You move a bag and that's it? That's your "move"?
Jack Wells: Come on, I know a good bar where we can get some beers.
Kelly Scott: [gets in and closes the door] Are the glasses clean?
Jack Wells: Uhh... yeah. Are you gonna complain like this all night?
Kelly Scott: [gives him a look] Start the car Jack.
Jack Wells: [gives her a look] I miss the crocodile already.
[they both laugh and drive away]
Jack Wells: [end of movie]
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Referenced in Adaptation. (2002) See more »


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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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