Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Steve Miner (1999)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


A palaeontologist, a game warden, a conspiracy theorist and a redneck sheriff each set out to investigate a mysterious death on the shore of a lake, only to find themselves up against a man-eating 30ft crocodile with an insatiable appetite. Comedy horror, starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson and Betty White.

Cast & Crew

Jack Wells Bill Pullman
Kelly Scott Bridget Fonda
Hector Cyr Oliver Platt
Sheriff Hank Keough Brendan Gleeson
Delores Bickerman Betty White
Walt Lawson David Lewis
Stephen Daniels Tim Dixon
Janine Natassia Malthe
Director Steve Miner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama