Lake Placid

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"You'll never know what bit you."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.8  (64,569)
  • 34

Lake Placid is a 1999 horror-comedy film directed by Steve Miner, starring Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, and Betty White. The movie follows the residents of Lake Placid, a small remote town in Maine, as they investigate a mysterious series of deaths in the area. The story begins with the discovery of a body, presumably killed by a large animal, near Black Lake, which is believed to be home to a giant crocodile. The news of the attack brings a team of researchers to the town, including paleontologist Kelly Scott (Fonda), wildlife officer Jack Wells (Pullman) and eccentric millionaire Hector Cyr (Platt).

Together, the team sets out to capture the culprit and investigate the strange behavior of the crocodile. As they delve deeper into their investigation, they discover that the crocodile is not only huge but also extremely intelligent, making it difficult to capture.

Meanwhile, the local sheriff (Gleeson) tries to keep the town's residents calm and prevent a panic from spreading. But the situation quickly becomes dire when the crocodile attacks again, this time in broad daylight on Lake Placid itself.

As the team tries to track down the monster, they encounter a number of terrifying obstacles, including intense storms and small, human-sized crocodiles. They also discover some unlikely allies, such as a grumpy old woman (White) who has been feeding the crocodile for years.

The movie is a perfect blend of horror and humor, with the plot oscillating between suspenseful moments and hilarious scenes. Besides the thrilling action-packed sequences and the spectacular special effects that bring the crocodile to life on the big screen, the film is also strengthened by its characters.

Fonda's character, Kelly Scott, is a fierce and independent woman who challenges the male-dominated field of paleontology. Pullman's character, Jack Wells, is a charming and courageous hero who risks his life to save others. Platt's character, Hector Cyr, is a quirky and undeniably entertaining character who adds a unique flavor to the film. And Betty White's character, Mrs. Bickerman, is a feisty and hilarious old woman who steals the show with her one-liners and odd behavior.

Overall, Lake Placid is a fast-paced and entertaining movie that is sure to please fans of horror-comedies. With its strong cast, clever script, and high production value, this film stands as a classic of the genre and a great way to spend a fun evening watching a movie.

Lake Placid is a 1999 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 34.

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