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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Jack Wells
... Kelly Scott
... Hector Cyr
... Sheriff Hank Keough
... Mrs. Delores Bickerman
... Walt Lawson
... Stephen Daniels
... Janine
... Myra Okubo
... Deputy Sharon Gare
... Deputy Burke
... Deputy Stevens
... Officer Coulson
... Paramedic
... 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>

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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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Fox | Fox Mexico

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Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cocodrilo  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Hectors surname Cyr is an anagram of the word "cry", a nod to the famous tale that crocs weep with false remorse while devouring their prey. Now research has shown that some reptiles really do shed tears during a meal, but most likely for biological rather than emotional reasons. See more »

Goofs

The opening high pan shot shows Camden Harbor - obviously on the coast. The sheriff's boat says "Aroostook County, which covers the northern third of the state and isn't remotely near the coast. See more »

Quotes

Hector: Splendid lake, eh? Became a man on a lake like this. Rubber raft, Sophie Blake... She gave like a cow.
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References Alligator (1980) 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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This is a delightfully entertaining picture.
5 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I can't tell you how much fun this movie is to watch. The cast of characters and their interactive dialog is just terrific. It has been called a bad B Movie. I hardly think that this is accurate. This film is made with skill and charm. If you laugh you do so because it was intended that you laugh. That's unbelievably hard to achieve. It's an intelligent effort with excellent Directing. I love these characters and the casting is perfect. Bridget Fonda shows us what young actresses can really offer a film. Betty White is at her best. Oliver Platt is facinating. Pullman is a great straightman. The Sheriff made the picture credible. This film will last and be seen again and again. I wish that I had made it.


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