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Frogs (1972)

A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

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George McCowan

Writers:

Robert Hutchison (screenplay), Robert Blees (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Jason Crockett
Sam Elliott ... Pickett Smith
Joan Van Ark ... Karen Crockett
Adam Roarke ... Clint Crockett
Judy Pace ... Bella Garrington
Lynn Borden ... Jenny Crockett
Mae Mercer Mae Mercer ... Maybelle
David Gilliam ... Michael Martindale
Nicholas Cortland Nicholas Cortland ... Kenneth Martindale
George Skaff George Skaff ... Stuart Martindale
Lance Taylor Sr. Lance Taylor Sr. ... Charles
Hollis Irving ... Iris Martindale (as Holly Irving)
Dale Willingham Dale Willingham ... Tina Crockett
Hal Hodges Hal Hodges ... Jay Crockett
Carolyn Fitzsimmons Carolyn Fitzsimmons ... Lady in Car
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Storyline

Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a freelance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crockett hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday, the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Crockett back. Written by Kelly W. <tsenhue@escape.ca>

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Taglines:

Millions of slimy bodies squirming everywhere! Millions of gaping mouths devouring... devouring... devouring... See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios (us)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Invasão das Rãs See more »

Filming Locations:

Historical Museum, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes of Sam Elliot shirtless helped him land the starring role in Lifeguard (1976). See more »

Goofs

At the end, each stuffed animal head makes a sound. The mounted bass makes the sound of a dolphin. See more »

Quotes

Jason Crockett: Karen... and everyone else... this conversation has ended!
Pickett Smith: No, it hasn't, Mr. Crockett. Look, with Grover and Kenneth dead, I don't know what's going on around here... or if it is happening anywhere else... but we are a bunch of damn fools not to realize that we are in a hell of a lot of trouble! And we are gonna have to get together to fight it!
Maybelle: Stop talking Mr. Pickett, 'cause you are the only man around here who's saying anything!
Pickett Smith: First of all, we're gonna have to try to find Iris, Stuart ...
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, a cartoon frog hops out with a hand hanging out of its mouth which it slurps back. See more »

Alternate Versions

In pre-release prints, Iris (Holly Irving) died by being pulled into quicksand by a giant butterfly, rather than by snakebite. The cut scene can still be glimpsed in the trailer. See more »

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It Won't Make You Croak
8 July 2004 | by g_man07302See all my reviews

Statistically, this movie was a hit. Made for $200k, it grossed over $2 mill in the US alone. This was the secret of success for American International Pictures. Keep the budgets low, and the base of horror fans will show up and you'll make a profit. 1972 was the year for horror. A large number of films catered to the horror fan, many were cheaply made. But they all made a profit. Frogs is an example of a movie poster created before the movie was filmed. Frogs don't kill anyone in the film, but they made a cool poster. So they were thrown into the mix of alligators, lizards, snapping turtles, snakes, spiders, etc. Since many of these creatures make people queazy, it must have seemed like a slam dunk to film- fearmakers. However, the animal performers are less than convincing. Especially the alligator, where producers sped up the film to make him look like he's moving quickly. The acting is as good as can be expected for this type of film. Joan Van Ark and Sam Elliot debut here (Van Ark had done a soap). Milland is good as the cranky old rich stereotype. If you're looking for a "tame" horror picture to keep the kids interested, this might be it. For adults, it's value is mainly nostalgic.


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