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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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You'll never know what bit you. See more »

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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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16 July 1999 (USA)  »

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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

Sheriff Keough's "big gun" was a fake gun made specifically as a prop for this movie. They even gave it a fake name, calling it a "Light Weight Forward Area Air Device Unit" which itself is a pretty good parody of military jargon. It was not an M-203 grenade launcher, which fires 40mm grenades. The "grenades" shown with the gun were a good deal smaller than 40mm. See more »

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When Keough and Cyr are arguing in the boat and Wells asks if he'd please drop the anchor. As he's asking, the boat is moving rather quickly, but when Keough tosses the anchor over, the water is still indicating the boat is stopped. See more »

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Sheriff Hank Keough: Crocodiles can't swim in salt water.
Hector Cyr: Yeah, well, that'll be your little secret.
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Referenced in Crocodile (2000) See more »

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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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