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LAKE PLACID 2
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Directed by David Flores
Produced by Jeffery Beach
Phillip J. Roth
T.J. Sakasegawa
Written by Todd Hurvitz
Howie Miller
David E. Kelley (original concept)
Starring John Schneider
Sarah LaFleur
Sam McMurray
Chad Collins
Alicia Zielger
Joe Holt
Cloris Leachman
Music by Nathan Furst
Cinematography Lorenzo Senatore
Editing by John Quinn
Original channel SciFi Channel
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates April 28, 2007
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Lake Placid (1999)
Followed by Lake Placid 3 (2010)

Lake Placid 2 is a 2007 television horror film starring John Schneider and produced by Sony Pictures and the Sci Fi Channel. The film is a sequel to the 1999 film Lake Placid and the second installment in the franchise. The film aired as a Syfy original movie on April 28, 2007. The rated, and unrated DVD, releases of the film are distributed by 20th Century Fox. They also distributed the unrated Blu-Ray. The movie was filmed in Bulgaria and directed by David Flores.[1] The DVD to the film was released on January 29, 2008.

The film was followed by Lake Placid 3 (2010), Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012), as well as the spin-off crossover Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015).

Plot

The film opens with two researchers on a rubber tube raft arguing until one of them is dragged into the water and killed by a crocodile. The surviving researcher, Frank Millis shows Sheriff James Riley the severed body parts of the one who was killed. James, Frank, and Officer Emma Warner venture to the lake to investigate what’s happening. After stopping the boat, Emma jumps into the lake to see if there’s anything, eventually to find Tillman’s severed head.

Next up, three adventurers, Mike, Edie, and Sharon visit the lake. James, Frank, and Emma return to land to visit a cabin home to an elderly lady named Sadie Bickerman. Emma requests a few questions from Sadie but she declines and slams her front door shut. James tries his attempt to have Sadie talk, and is a threat to post a warrant to her door if she doesn’t explain soon. On the three adventurers’ scene, Mike, Edie, and Sharon are all killed by a crocodile while swimming.

The sheriff’s son, Scott Riley wanders into the woods, mistaking an incoming crocodile for his pet dog, Daisy. Scott then meets Kerri and her boyfriend, Thad. Daisy barks about something moving in the lake but Kerri sees nothing. A much more lenient Sadie talks with a photographer at a boat dock before going back to her cabin and the photographer is captured and killed by a swarm of baby crocodiles while taking pictures.

Riding the boat again, James forcefully hits the brakes, knocking Frank into the lake but James and Emma bring him back on board to safety. When a crocodile appears, James draws his gun and the crocodile dives under to knock the three off the boat. The boat is demolished and all three go to land. The three meet Jack Struthers and Ahmad, who drove a plane to distract the crocodile.

The next scene shows Rachael and Larry, along with Scott, Kerri, and Thad venturing in the woods to some other side of the lake. On the scene of the Sheriff’s team, Deputy Dale Davis comes in to unload the boat while the crew sets up a tent for overnight camping. They next see a wild boar trapped in a rope net and feed it to the crocodile. The crew neutralizes the crocodile with their guns and Dale ties the mouth with a rope, but the crocodile easily breaks free, severs Dale’s arm and devours him. Frank dies from a fall and the others move on.

On the younger crew’s scene, Rachael mistakes Larry giving her a foot massage for a crocodile that drags her into the lakes, killing her. Larry runs away horrified. The other three of the younger crew find eggs in the woods. Thad breaks some eggs and is killed by a crocodile. The Sheriff’s crew feed a boar carcass to one crocodile and Ahmad shoots a harpoon arrow that accidentally touches Jack’s plane. James and Riley abandon the boat and Jack is thrown off his plane. Ahmad neutralizes the crocodile and lets out a celebrating yell. Thunderstorms strike the night, forcing the crew to their tents. Scott and Kerri are stranded in the woods until they find a horrified Larry. The Sheriff’s crew is wide asleep in their tents until the crocodile attacks and kills Ahmad.

The next morning, Scott, Kerri, and Larry climb a tree to avoid one crocodile. The Sheriff’s gang meets Sadie, who hints that only three of the younger crew are alive. Larry falls from the tree and on top of the crocodile, which kills him. James witnesses the two surviving teenagers and kills the crocodile with a grenade launcher. Sadie lets the teenagers in her house to be safe, until the elderly woman tricks them into entering the lake. Sadie is then devoured by a crocodile. The police crew battles one crocodile and Emma kills it by puncturing his mouth with a jackknife. Jack hangs upside down on a tree and he is killed as his head is severed by the last crocodile. James kills the last one with multiple explosive substances.

At the end, Scott and Kerri express their love with a passionate kiss while James and Emma drive off somewhere.

Reception

The film received generally negative reviews, citing an unoriginal plot and low-budget special effects.[2][3]

Cast

Home Media

Lake Placid 2 was released to DVD on January 29, 2008 on both rated and unrated versions. The unrated Blu-Ray was released in 2011.

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20071013013719/http://www.moviehole.net/news/20070225_lake_placid_2_stills_story_sta.html
  2. http://variety.com/2007/scene/markets-festivals/lake-placid-2-1200559887/
  3. http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/31841/lake-placid-2/

External links

Franchise
Films

Anaconda (1997) • Lake Placid (1999) • Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) • Lake Placid 2 (2007) • Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008) • Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009) • Lake Placid 3 (2010) • Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) • Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015) • Lake Placid vs. Anaconda 2 (TBA)

Soundtracks

Anaconda - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997) • Lake Placid - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999) • Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004)

Games

Croc Drop (1999) • Anacondas 3D Adventure Game (2004) • Lake Placid 2: Croc Alley (2007) • Snakes on a Babe (2008)

Publications

Anaconda: The Writer's Cut (2014)

Creatures

Giant AnacondaGiant CrocodileWasp (Amazon)Monkey (Borneo)Crocodile (Borneo)Leeches (Borneo)Spider (Borneo)

Locations

AmazonBlack LakeMaineBorneoWexel HallWexel Hall PharmaceuticalsRomaniaClear Lake

Characters

Terri FloresDanny RichPaul SeroneDr. Steven CaleWarren WestridgeGary DixonDenise KalbergMateoPoacherJack WellsKelly ScottHector CyrSheriff Hank KeoughMrs. Delores BickermanDeputy Sharon GareWalt LawsonStephen DanielsJanineMyra OkuboDeputy BurkeDeputy StevensOfficer CoulsonParamedicState TrooperKevinAirplane PilotBill JohnsonSamantha "Sam" RogersCole BurrisGail SternDr. Jack ByronGordon MitchellTran WuDr. Ben DouglasJohn LivingstonChristian Van DykeLawyerCEOLead Lopak HunterLopak HunterBartenderKong

Cast & Crew

Jennifer LopezIce CubeJon VoightEric StoltzJonathan HydeOwen WilsonKari WuhrerVincent CastellanosDanny TrejoFrank WelkerHans Bauer