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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 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>

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Part Mystery Part Thriller Parts Missing 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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lake Placid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,974,145, 18 July 1999

Gross USA:

$31,770,414

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,870,414
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the animals in this movie were born in captivity - captured by the masters of computer generated imaging (CGI) at Digital Domain. These visual effects gurus were able to study documentary footage and work with master prop maker, Stan Winston, to create the killer crocodile, plus his giant un-happy meals, namely a bear and a cow. Live animals do appear as background extras. After studying film footage of a four-foot long crocodile and a twenty-foot crocodile chasing a human, the technicians at Digital Domain then worked with a laser scan of a model built by Winston. The animatronics were built to scale, enlarged to thirty-two feet in the computer, resculpted and manipulated by the computer to create all of the intricate articulations that make the digital animal appear real. Over three dozen articulated joints were computer generated for the crocodile alone. By filming animatronic animals that were self-contained and mechanically operated and then using computer enhancement, the filmmakers turned Lake Placid into a pretty frightening vacation spot. 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

[Hector Cyr is dancing with a female Deputy Sheriff]
Hector Cyr: Law enforcement is very dangerous work isn't it?
[She nods]
Hector Cyr: And you have such big, wonderful boobs.
Deputy Sharon Gare: Ha! Thank you!
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Soundtracks

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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Amazing
17 November 1999 | by peter_cSee all my reviews

As evident from most of the other reviews, people who have connected with this movie, as I have, connected quite solidly. It was one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I have not been scared by a movie since I was 13 years old, so horror movies that take themselves seriously, like The Blair Witch, are extraordinarily boring and annoying. But a comedy which isn't trying too hard, as a dumb Adam Sandler movie does, to make you laugh but still makes you laugh is an excellent film. Lake Placid is it. The best part was that I couldn't garner a single thing about how good or bad the film was from any of the reviews I had read before I went to see it. Brendan Gleeson as the hic Sheriff really deserves most of the credit for making this film awesome. But, of course, since he is not a big name, you don't ever hear anything about him. Instead you hear about Bill Pullman, who is nothing special in this film.


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