Lake Placid script
Lake Placid (1999)
Synopsis: When a mysterious creature violently kills a man in a Maine lake, Jack Wells (Bill Pullman), the local game warden, looks into the bizarre case, along with Sheriff Hank Keough (Brendan Gleeson) and visiting paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda). Looking for clues in a tooth that the beast left behind, Kelly and the others eventually locate the monster, a massive and vicious reptile eager to devour anything in its path. Can the crocodile-like creature be stopped?


A black water snake, it must be almost three feet in length.


Walt flippers himself closer, wants a closer look. The snake

seems unimpressed. Then suddenly, the snake lunges at him,

misses. Shit. Walt's look says "what the fuck?" A beat. Then

the snake swims off. Walt relaxes. A beat. But then... he

looks around, uneasy. He gets this feeling he's not alone down

there. Looks about, nothing but murky water. But he's not

alone, we can feel he's not alone.

He looks left, right... then... four snakes, swimming, hovering,

looking back at him. What's with these snakes? Walt decides

he'll go back to the boat. Then... BOOM. Something hits him...

and it's no snake.


Keough. Oblivious. Waiting. Suddenly-- Walt comes thrusting

up with a scream!



And Walt is promptly yanked back under.



Upon which Walt surfaces. He swims frantically for a beat

before he's suddenly yanked under again. Then he surfaces,

thrashing as Keough speeds over with the boat. He takes hold of

him and pulls him on board. Actually... what's left of him.

There's nothing below the waist. Walt is just a bleeding torso,

though still conscious.


(going into shock)

Jesus Christ.


clenching around Keough's arm.

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David E. Kelley

David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, and Harry's Law as well as several films. Kelley is one of very few screenwriters to have created shows aired on all four top commercial U.S. television networks (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC). more…

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