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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The largest crocodile in captivity was Lolong who measured 6.17m (20ft 3in) when he died from pneumonia in February 2013 in the Phillipines. The crocodile depicted in the movie is over twice as long See more »

Goofs

Scientist 'Hector Cyr' says that crocodiles have "Nictating membranes" over their eyes but the term is "Nictitating membranes". See more »

Quotes

Hector Cyr: You're supposed to say 'go' in karate. You face each other, you bow, and you say go!
Sheriff Hank Keough: Yeah, as in go fuck yourself!
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Referenced in Adaptation. (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Surprisingly entertaining
19 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

My wife told me to get this movie. I told her it got terrible, terrible reviews. Well, we got it, I wound up watching it and enjoying it much more than I thought I would. More a comedy than a horror movie, it was pretty stupid, knew it was, and treated itself accordingly. Loved Brendan Gleeson as the sheriff, and Betty White's part, though small, was wonderfully eccentric.


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