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Lake Placid - Movie Synopsis & Plot

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Welcome to Black Lake. Its placid waters complement the pristine Maine wilderness it borders. This tranquil setting is probably the last place you'd expect a gruesome fatality. But then it's also the last place you'd expect to find a 30-foot, narrow-snouted, multi-toothed, reptilian of the species Crocodylus.

An eating machine more commonly known as a crocodile.

The thick-skinned interloper and its appetite for humans brings together a group of people perhaps even stranger than the phenomenon they've been called upon to investigate.

Smarting from a recently botched office romance, an emotionally fragile, nature-phobic paleontologist, Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda), is reluctantly dispatched for her first real field assignment. Scott's big-city manner and obvious distaste for the great outdoors is a constant irritant to the man in charge of the inquest, Fish and Game Warden Jack Wells (Bill Pullman), who would prefer not to be burdened with her help. Also on the scene is the irascible sheriff Hank Keough (Brendan Gleeson), who would like nothing more than to find the predator and blow its head off. Landing unannounced in the middle of the action is wealthy and eccentric mythology professor Hector Cyr (Oliver Platt), who steamrolls the team into trying to capture and preserve the elusive creature that is lurking nearby.

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