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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 ... 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

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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 | 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

Hector jokes at one point, that the crocodile was flushed down the toilet by some "a*shole" in Hong Kong, a reference to the film Alligator (1980), in which the little girl Marissas father flushes Ramon down the toilet, and grows into a behemoth, also in that movie Ramon dies by getting blown to pieces, in this the second crocodile gets blown up by the Sheriff's lightweight forward air device unit. See more »

Goofs

When Wells shoots the tranquilizer into the trapped croc you can see the pink-feathered tranq projectile. The second croc jumps, is shot, and we cut back to the first croc who no longer has the tranquilizer dart. See more »

Quotes

[the U.S. and Florida game officials finally show up]
Sheriff Hank Keough: We, uh, trapped him with our chopper.
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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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Entertaining
1 October 2000 | by gsaylorSee all my reviews

Finally got to see this flick on HBO last night. It was entertaining. These days it's tough to find a really good film because of all of the hype so your expectations of any movie can be too high. With Lake Placid what you see is what you get. It was fun although the closing credits with the actor's interviews would lead you to believe this was an Oscar contender. The special effects were much better than the Deep Blue Sea. The other comments for this movie are on the mark highlighting the Oliver Platt and Brendan Gleeson characters. Betty White was a hoot. If you see this movie don't take it or yourself too seriously, just have fun.


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