Lake PlacidJuly 16, 1999
Horror-Comedy about a man-eating crocodile loose in the lake.
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 5.4/10 (24,063 voted)
Critic's Score: 33/100
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt
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?
Sheriff Hank Keough
Mrs. Delores Bickerman
Deputy Sharon Gare
Jake T. Roberts
You'll never know what bit you.
Release Date: 16 July 1999
Filming Locations: Buntzen Lake, Anmore, British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $10,974,145
(18 July 1999)
Did You Know?
Betty White's character is told that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) would be interested to learn of her alleged mistreatment of her cows. In reality, Betty White is a major on-air spokesperson for PETA.
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.
[Hector Cyr is preparing to SCUBA dive to look for the crocodile]
Sheriff Hank Keough:
I brought a pork chop for luck. Maybe you could hang it around your neck.
That's sweet. Maybe later you can chew the bark off my big fat log.
It's a COMEDY folks
I love watching this movie. I love this dialog in a "horror" film. I
got myself a copy on DVD and watch it at least a few times a year.
There are some classic lines between the city folk vs. the bumpkins.
Fonda's line about the sarcasm being too subtle is great (while
spraying RAID in the middle of Maine). Betty White is building her
career these days being the tart-mouthed old broad (see "Boston Legal"
– another David Kelley production). Also, the interplay between Oliver
Platt and the actor playing the sheriff are priceless.
Contrary to what others have written – I think the special effects go
just fine with the overall campy and comedy feel of the movie and the
amount of gore is also appropriate. More would change the tone of the
film from the comedy which I enjoy, to one more of a gross-out nature.
Just a favorite of mine. Try it if you, for example, liked "Love at
First Bite" – you will probably like this too.