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Frogs (1972)

A group of hapless 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>

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


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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 »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The mansion used for the Crockett family home is the Wesley House, built in 1897. It's part of Eden Gardens State Park, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. See more »

Goofs

When Pickett Smith escapes with his family by canoe, he is wet, because he was in the water untying vines from the boat. When the family reaches land, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Jason Crockett: I still believe man is master of the world.
Pickett Smith: Does that mean he can't live in harmony with the rest of it?
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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 Dead Like Me: Curious George (2003) See more »

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Ribetting eco/horror film.
9 July 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Millionaire patriarch Ray Milland and his extended family gather together at his private island mansion to celebrate the 4th of July and have much more to worry about than photographer and ecologist Sam Elliott snooping around getting material for a magazine layout on pollution. You see, Elliott isn't the only one who's fed up with Milland's environmental poisoning, as a horde of frogs wise up and lead their swampland buddies (alligators, snakes, lizards, turtles, birds, leeches, spiders and more) in a violent revolt.

Thanks to the piercing sounds of Les Baxter's score and sheer variety of creepy crawlers on display, you are likely to cringe somewhere along the line in this ridiculous and often awkwardly directed, but nonetheless entertaining effort.


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