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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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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

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 Scott falls out of the boat her life jacket is clearly wide open, but when she's seen in the water a moment later it is zipped up all the way. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: [Kevin has just broken up with Kelly] Hey.
Kelly Scott: Oh, hey Kevin! What's going on? What's happening? How's it goin'? How's your family? Good? That's great, it's so nice to see you. Fuck off.
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Lake Placid 2 (2011) See more »

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It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills and Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
Published by Valley Music Ltd.
Administered by MCA-Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited/Deram Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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An enjoyable movie
24 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Lake Placid is an enjoyable and escapist movie that has the confidence to laugh at itself and its genre.

Despite the gore and blood of the movie, Lake Placid has its tongue firmly placed in its cheek, and ironically, this leaves the viewer with a 'feel good' perspective.

Cynics may dismiss Lake Placid for its lack of intricate plot, but to do this is to miss the point and the movie's subtle irony. If you like (and laugh at)films such as Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, you'll love Lake Placid.

I'm sure that the years will be kind to Lake Placid and give it 'cult status'. The movie has a timeless quality and all the ingredients and actors for enjoyment.


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