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Lake Placid (1999)

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Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

David E. Kelley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Pullman ... Jack Wells
Bridget Fonda ... Kelly Scott
Oliver Platt ... Hector Cyr
Brendan Gleeson ... Sheriff Hank Keough
Betty White ... Mrs. Delores Bickerman
David Lewis ... Walt Lawson
Tim Dixon ... Stephen Daniels
Natassia Malthe ... Janine
Mariska Hargitay ... Myra Okubo
Meredith Salenger ... Deputy Sharon Gare
Jed Rees ... Deputy Burke
Richard Leacock ... Deputy Stevens
Jake T. Roberts ... Officer Coulson
Warren Takeuchi ... Paramedic
Ty Olsson ... State Trooper
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent creature attacks and related gore, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox | Fox Mexico

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cocodrilo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,974,145, 18 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,770,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,870,414
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the hospital, someone can be heard paging Mr. Miner in the background. Lake Placid was directed by Steve Miner. See more »

Goofs

When Kelly is flying into Maine in the Cessna, she is not wearing a headset, but yet she talks to the pilot. This would be impossible due to the loudness of the engine. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Scott: His scales were oval. He's an Asian Crocodile.
Sheriff Hank Keough: Why... why would he come here? I mean, it's impossible. Asia. How would he get here?
Hector Cyr: Obviously some asshole in Hong Kong flushed him down the toilet.
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Connections

Followed by Lake Placid 3 (2010) See more »

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Is This Love
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers (as Bob Marley and The Wailers)
Published by Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. and Odnil Music, Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
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One of the best-written movies I've ever seen
17 February 2005 | by rbsjrxSee all my reviews

I love genre-bending movies, and especially those that mix horror with comedy. That puts me dead center of the target demographic of this film. The plot is pretty silly and there certainly isn't enough action for anyone looking for scares. What saves it is the script. It's witty and never takes itself too seriously. The characters are all foils for one another, setting up some of the most entertaining dialog of any movie I know.

The plot revolves around a 30 foot Asian crocodile somehow winding up in a lake in Maine - go figure. What makes the movie are the characters assembled to do something about it. Bridget Fonda is an annoying paleontologist who's never before ventured out of her museum. Here, she plays both the archetypal fish out of water as well as potential romantic interest for the local game warden, played by Bill Pullman. The essential characters are rounded out by Brendan Gleeson's dour sheriff, Oliver Platt's rich and eccentric mythology buff, and Betty White as the colorful local little old lady with a secret or two.

As I said, reduced to a plot outline, it's pretty unimpressive, but the verbal barbs that fly back and forth between the characters are what make the show. It's an "action/horror" movie I could watch with my eyes shut and still enjoy.


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