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Lake Placid (1999)

Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

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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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16 July 1999 (USA)  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Light Weight Forward Area Air Device Unit" is actually a 37MM flare launcher attachment for Many military rifles such as AR15, M16, M4, AK47,OR COBRAY M11/9. Customized for the movie with its own stock that the Sheriff assembles it onto before he uses it. It is not a grenade launcher, just a flare launcher made to attach to a rifle. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the movie , the crocodile chews up the right pontoon on Hector's helicopter , but in the end of the movie as they are trying to trap the crocodile , the pontoon is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hank Keough: I... I... I never heard of a crocodile crossing an ocean.
Hector Cyr: Well, they conceal information like that in books.
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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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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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