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40 Days of Halloween Part 03: Lake Placid (1999)

Posted by invizweb on September 25, 2012

courtesy of WikiPedia

Director:  Steve Miner

Starring:  Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White, and Mariska Hargitay

Writer:  David E.  Kelley

Producers:  David E.  Kelley, Michael Pressman, and Peter Bogart

Studio:  Phoenix Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Run Time:  1 hour 22 minutes (82 minutes)

During a routine beaver tagging in Maine, a Fishing and Games officer is dismembered by what appears to be a large reptile in the lake.  This leads to a team consisting of a museum paleontologist, another wildlife officer, the local sherrif who witnessed the mauling, and a rich eccentric, to track down the mystery animal.   Lake Placid was not a great movie, not even a decent one.  Even though Betty White and Mariska Hargitay had some funny lines, the star power did not add much to the film’s watchability.  I didn’t find this thrillomedy film hilarious or terrifying.  The featured creature in this flick wasn’t anything special either.

*3/4 (out of 5*)

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