Lake Placid is a 1999 American horror film written by David E. Kelley and directed by Steve Miner. It is the first installment in the Lake Placid film series. It stars Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White, Meredith Salenger, and Mariska Hargitay. The plot revolves around a giant, 30-foot-long monstrous saltwater crocodile which terrorizes the fictional location of Black Lake, Maine, United States, and also follows a dysfunctional group who attempt to capture or kill the beast.
In Aroostook County, Maine, Marine Fish and Game officer Walt Lawson is scuba diving in Black Lake when he is suddenly attacked and bitten in half by an unknown creature.
|author||David E. Kelley|
|editor||Marshall Harvey Paul Hirsch|
|keywords||american black bear american museum of natural history attack bear attack black bear crocodile attack dive follow giant crocodile grenade launcher hermit house arrest kill lying to the police mat natural history paleontologist perjury saltwater crocodile scuba diving severed head severed toe strange events survive tranquilizer rifle tranquillizer gun trap|
|producer||David E. Kelley Michael Pressman Peter Bogart|
|productionCompany||Fox 2000 Pictures|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|recordedAt||British Columbia Maine Vancouver|