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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ray Milland wore a toupee throughout filming. He sweated so much that it fell off of his head several times. See more »

Goofs

When Pickett is wandering around the island, he sees Grover lying face down in a marsh, where he was killed by a snake. Grover is clearly breathing. See more »

Quotes

Pickett Smith: [Looking at Kenneth, dead on the ground in the greenhouse] Is there a place where we can put him?
Charles: Yes sir, I'll show you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, Sam Eliott's character is taking photographs in the swamp. Each time he supposedly takes a picture, the picture freezes and a credit appear on screen. Each new credit is accompanied by the sound of a clicking camera. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in A Wedding (1978) See more »

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Surprisingly scary . . .
3 December 2001 | by The Film BuffSee all my reviews

Ray Milland and friends are having a celebration on his swampy estate, whose constant polluting of the local forests send hordes of frogs, snakes, lizards, etc. on a bloody rampage. Good performances only accompany this incredibly dumb, but surprisingly scary, pre-JAWS nature-on-a-rampage flick. Scenes of alligators brutally attacking a frightened old man or spiders covering another poor person in a web are truly disturbing. Not for the squeamish!


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