Lake Placid

  • 15
  • Steve Miner (1999)
  • US
  • 78 min
Lake Placid
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Film Review
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3 out of 5

Writer/producer David E Kelley, of Ally McBeal fame, here turns his hand to a daft creature feature that will tickle fans of Tremors. There's something under the surface of Black Lake that's making monster munch out of visitors, so warden Bill Pullman, palaeontologist Bridget Fonda (Kelley's first choice for the role of Ally McBeal), grumpy sheriff Brendan Gleeson and nutty millionaire Oliver Platt decide to hunt down the critter before any other bits of semi-digested locals pop to the surface. If you fancy something that isn't remotely brain-straining, this perfect popcorn entertainment could be for you.

Plot Summary

Adventure thriller starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda and Oliver Platt. After a diver is killed while trawling Black Lake in northern Maine, an unusual tooth is pulled from the body. New York palaeontologist Kelly Scott identifies the tooth as coming from a giant crocodile, and joins Sheriff Hank Keough, game warden Jack Wells and mythology expert Hector Cyr in a quest to catch the creature.

Cast and crew


Jack Wells
Bill Pullman
Kelly Scott
Bridget Fonda
Hector Cyr
Oliver Platt
Sheriff Hank Keough
Brendan Gleeson
Mrs Delores Bickerman
Betty White
Walt Lawson
David Lewis (3)
Stephen Daniels
Tim Dixon
Natassia Malthe


Steve Miner

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 31 Mar 2000
Certificate 15