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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) (18 July 1999)

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$31,770,414 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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 flare launcher made to attach to a rifle. See more »

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When the crocodile is shaking the chopper in its jaws, there is a small cliff in the background that was not there earlier in the scene. It is visible after Deputy Gare fires the first shot. See more »

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Mrs. Bickerman: Dig him up if you don't believe me Sherlock
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Referenced in Bad Girls: Episode #6.4 (2004) See more »

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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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Funny, funny movie. Highly recommended.
4 August 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie expecting complete cheese. I got what I wanted. Any movie with slogans like, "You'll never know what bit you," and "If it's in the water, it's on the menu," must be completely cheesy, and, to some, bad. The movie is so awful that it is funny. I died laughing throughout the whole movie. I was also rooting with the old lady for the crocs. I think that it had more dynamics than the rest of the characters.

Plot: Bad monster movie. Crocodile found in an unusual place kills people. Can anybody say "Jaws" ripoff? The whole plot was loose and had no major plot points. However, the rest of the movie lacked any intelligence whatsoever, and it succeeded in being a good high-budget B-movie.

Acting: As bad as you can imagine. No emotions or any real style. It was pure camp. If you don't like campy movies, then don't see this one. However, you die laughing because of the acting.

Dialogue: Funny stuff. It is not funny because of what was written most of the time, but because of the way it was written, and delivered. The dialogue is pure camp and it is completely overboard. Two of my favorite quotes are "If I had a d!@#, I would tell you to suck it," and, "I am rooting for the crocodile. I hope they swallow your deputies whole."

The whole movie is pure camp, and if you don't like campy movies, skip this one. See "Blair Witch," or something serious. This movie is bad and it revels in it. It knows it is bad and never pretends to be a good, intelligent movie. It also never explains itself, and like any good B-movie, it sets itself up for a sequel.-------------8


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