Lake Placid (Widescreen Edition
Lake Placid is total trash--and, as a result, fairly entertaining. Yet another entry in the horror subgenre of giant animals running amok, Lake Placid features a giant crocodile that has somehow found its way to an isolated lake in Maine. The absurdity of crocodiles in Maine sets the tone for the entire movie, which has no ambitions beyond mixing a little fright with a little humor. Bridget Fonda (Point of No Return, Jackie Brown) plays a paleontologist sent to investigate a large tooth; Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Lost Highway) is a fish and game warden just trying to keep the peace; Oliver Platt (Funny Bones, Flatliners) plays a loose-cannon mythology professor who swims with crocodiles for sport; and Brendan Gleeson (an excellent but little-known actor, most noted for The General) is a local sheriff with a short temper and a big gun. Add a few gruesome dismemberments, Betty White as a cantankerous old broad who may have murdered her husband, and a cow hanging from a helicopter, and there you have it: Lake Placid. (Curiously, this concoction was put together by David E. Kelley, better known as the creator of TV's Ally McBeal and The Practice.) --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love this corny movie! Glad I bought it used, though, cause it's ridiculously expensive otherwise!Published 7 months ago by WhiteLily20
I ordered lake placid but because it came from the U.K., won't play on any device I own :(. Wish I had known this before I purchased itPublished 7 months ago by Shawn
Arrived quickly and in great condition. A wonderful classic to add to my collection. Many thanks!Published 8 months ago by Doug Gervais
This was not in the condition it claimed to be. Condition was poor, had to skip parts of the film as the dvd froze.Published 13 months ago by Tracey Graham
Good acting,great dialogue,quirky characters and a couple of huge crocs. I love this film.Published 15 months ago by William N. Kristman
best movie of all time. The all star cast along with the level of plot and sarcastic witt is beyond funny. The lines from this movie will long live in your head. A must see.Published 16 months ago by Tara