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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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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

The man who created the crocodile for the film was none other than Stan Winston. Winston was also the creator of the monsters in Aliens (1986) and Jurassic Park (1993). See more »

Goofs

During the opening, when the game warden is looking inside the beaver dam and is attacked, he is not using the regulator. During the attack scene when the game warden is being dragged across the lake, the regulator is in his mouth again and you can clearly hear him screaming. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hank Keough: Tents were sent ahead. Should already be set up by the time we get there.
Kelly Scott: Tents? We're staying in TENTS?
Sheriff Hank Keough: I told you, two days we'd have to camp.
Kelly Scott: Yes! Camp! But I thought that meant Ramada Inn. I never heard tents! Will there be toilets?
Jack Wells: Maybe we should just take you back.
Kelly Scott: Why? Because I prefer toilets?
Kelly Scott: Maybe I should just wipe myself with some leafy little piece of poison oak. And then I can spend the whole day scratchin' my ass, blendin' in with the natives.
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Referenced in Miles (2016) 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.
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Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited/Deram Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Lake not so placid after all...good blend of laughs and fright...
18 May 2002 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

The only thing placid about LAKE PLACID is Bill Pullman in one of his blander characterizations--but he's still a charmer. Bridget Fonda exchanges some good barbs with him--as does Brendan Gleeson (as the local sheriff) and Oliver Platt (as a wacko crocodile hunter). All of them are after the crock that's been lurking in the Maine lake and hungry for the next meal.

It's an uneven blend of nervous thrills (especially during any underwater scenes) and laughter--played to perfection. Brendan Gleeson's character manages to draw the most attention and the most laughs as the sheriff who tangles with an eccentric hunter (Oliver Platt). Platt is good but his character tends to be annoying at times.

Betty White plays a variation of her usual stock comedy character and provides an amusing twist for the final scene. Bridget Fonda looks attractive and handles her sharp exchanges with Pullman in a throughly professional manner.

An odd sort of movie that combines comedy and horror with mostly satisfying results. Not exactly a trailblazer but fun.


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