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Lake Placid [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1999]

  • SKU: 25362951
  • Release Date: 07/08/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

    Synopsis


    Lake Placid
    So what's under the water in that lake deep in the Maine woods? No one is sure what it could be, but a dead and severely mutilated body was found near the shore, and the only clue is a large tooth which appears to be from a prehistoric animal resembling a huge crocodile. Jack Wells (Bill Pullman), the local fish and game warden, is investigating the case when he's assigned a helper, paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda). Kelly generally does office work since she hates the outdoors (a drawback in her line of work) and is recovering from a breakup with one of her co-workers. Jack would just as soon handle this matter without Kelly's help, but with time, the two get used to each other and something beyond a working relationship begins to develop. Meanwhile, Jack and Kelly also have to deal with Sheriff Hank Keogh (Brendan Gleeson), who would like to find the mystery creature and kill it; Hector Cyr (Oliver Platt), a quirky mythology expert who wants to capture and study the beast; and Mrs. Bickerman (Betty White), an eccentric older woman with dubious stories about her missing cattle -- and missing husband. Blending suspense, humor, and romance, Lake Placid was written by David E. Kelley, creator of the popular TV shows Ally McBeal and The Practice, and directed by Steve Miner, whose credits range from TV's The Wonder Years to the films Forever Young and Halloween: H20. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bill Pullman
      Bill Pullman - Jack Wells
    • Bridget Fonda
      Bridget Fonda - Kelly Scott
    • Brendan Gleeson
      Brendan Gleeson - Hank Keogh
    • Oliver Platt
      Oliver Platt - Hector Cyr
    • Betty White
      Betty White - Mrs. Bickerman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining , fun movie

      Posted
      Tranceboi1
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      A Fish and Game worker is doing a survey of beavers in a placid lake with the local sheriff when he suddenly becomes half the man he was and dies. Local law enforcement, Fish and Game, and a New York museum worker set out to discover what happened. They are soon joined by an eccentric millionaire who loves crocodiles. Is there a crocodile in the lake? At first few believe that such a thing could be until hard evidence shows up. The Crocodile is not an ordinary one, it is thirty feet in length. The camp is quickly split between those who want to kill it and those who want to save it. To learn it's fate you will have to watch the film. This is a very well-done piece of work. The characters are interesting and there is just enough sarcastic humor to really lighten the mood. Betty White plays a foul-mouthed local resident and her delivery of her "I'm rooting for the crocodile" line is an instant classic. This is a fun film and far from typical. It is not just a giant-lizard-eating-people film. Check it out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      My wife and I loved this movie! It's designed to be a horror movie, but the cast of characters make it very funny. Plus, the special effects were terrific. I myself am a reptile lover and have studied them most of my life. So, the plot is not too far off of something that could really happen. In fact, you should check out Primeval, which is based on a true story. Also, the movie Rogue from Dimension Extreme was pretty intense and just as good as Primeval. I highly recommend this movie along with Rogue and Primeval! I DON'T, however, recommend Lake Placid 2, it was terrible. None of the same cast and the special effects were horrible. So, don't get suckered into the 2 pack, just buy this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      lake placid ****

      Posted
      tooshort74
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      lake placid is an amazing movie it has humor and has parts that will make you jump and it is a very good movie to bad none of the follow up movies wear any good bc this is a good movie so if you want a good horror movie than i would check this movie out

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An excellent adventure and suspense movie.

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      Mark73
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      This movie is very realistic and keeps you guessing until the end. It is a high quality movie that you can enjoy watching. This movie is definitely a rare find.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome

      Posted
      DevilzReject
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      Been wanting to upgrade to the Scream Factory release for a while. This movie is lots of fun and extremley happy it actually came with a slipcover!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Little Gem

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      Brooks2013
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      At first glance, one would think this is just your average killer croc film. However a witty script and a likable cast of a-holes make this film an 80 minute gem to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Droll humor - tongue in cheek horror

      Posted
      suzuki

      another spoof on the horrible monster movie reminiscent of the Japanese Godzilla genre. Excellent script, super funny, with a nice comfortable cast of recognizable actors

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      How can you NOT like this movie????

      Posted
      lmscrogg
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      How can you not like this movie? It has Betty White and it has a HUGE alligator. What else do you need? And it was a great price!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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