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Lake Placid Details


So what's under the water in that lake deep in the Maine woods? No one is sure what it could be, but a dead and severely mutilated body was found near the shore, and the only clue is a large tooth which appears to be from a prehistoric animal resembling a huge crocodile. Jack Wells (Bill Pullman), the local fish and game warden, is investigating the case when he's assigned a helper, paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda). Kelly generally does office work since she hates the outdoors (a drawback in her line of work) and is recovering from a breakup with one of her co-workers. Jack would just as soon handle this matter without Kelly's help, but with time, the two get used to each other and something beyond a working relationship begins to develop. Meanwhile, Jack and Kelly also have to deal with Sheriff Hank Keogh (Brendan Gleeson), who would like to find the mystery creature and kill it; Hector Cyr (Oliver Platt), a quirky mythology expert who wants to capture and study the beast; and Mrs. Bickerman (Betty White), an eccentric older woman with dubious stories about her missing cattle -- and missing husband. Blending suspense, humor, and romance, Lake Placid was written by David E. Kelley, creator of the popular TV shows David E. Kelley and David E. Kelley, and directed by Steve Miner, whose credits range from TV's Steve Miner to the films Steve Miner and Steve Miner. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 16, 1999


Bill Pullman
as Jack Wells
Bridget Fonda
as Kelly Scott
Brendan Gleeson
as Hank Keogh
Oliver Platt
as Hector Cyr
Betty White
as Mrs. Bickerman
David Lewis
as Walt Lawson
Mariska Hargitay
as Myra Okubo
Meredith Salenger
as Deputy Sharon Gare


Steve Miner
David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
John Ottman
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Hirsch
Marshall Harvey
John Willett
Production Designer
Willie Heslup
Art Director
Peter Bogart
Executive Producer
Tedd Kuchera
Set Designer
Jori Woodman
Costume Designer
Steve Boeddeker
Sound/Sound Designer
Stan Winston
Special Effects
Mark Cotone
First Assistant Director
Daryn Okada
Camera Operator
Lisa Beach