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“Lake Placid” is a 1999 horror-comedy movie directed by . It stars , , and in lead roles. The movie is about a giant man-eating crocodile that terrorizes a group of people who are vacationing near Lake Placid in Maine. The crocodile was previously thought to be a myth until a series of gruesome deaths occur. The group, consisting of a paleontologist, a game warden, a sheriff, and a museum curator, team up to hunt down and capture the crocodile.


The movie did not receive any major awards or nominations.

Overall, “Lake Placid” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its humor and performances, while others criticized its lack of scares and suspense. Despite this, the movie was a moderate commercial success, grossing over $56 million worldwide and spawning several sequels.

Directed by
Produced by David E. Kelley Michael Pressman Peter Bogart
Written by David E. Kelley
Starring , , , , ,
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography Daryn Okada
Edited by Paul Hirsch Marshall Harvey
Fox 2000 Pictures Phoenix Pictures
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date July 16, 1999
Running time 82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $27–35 million
Box office $56.9 million

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