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The Legend of Gator Face (1996)

aka The Legend of Gator Face

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Details: 99 mins · English · PG (USA)

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Cast:

Small Danny
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Small Angel
Small Chip
Small Danny's Mom
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Small Bob
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Crew:

No_movie_poster Marilyn Vance Producer
No_movie_poster Joseph Williams Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Vic Sarin Director
No_movie_poster David Covell Screenplay
No_movie_poster Alan Mruvka Screenplay
No_movie_poster Sahara Riley Screenplay
No_movie_poster Alan Mruvka Producer
No_movie_poster John P. Tarver Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Dave Goard Editor

Plot:

Two friends, Danny (John White), and Phil (Dan Warry-Smith) live in a Mississippi town near a swamp. There is a local legend of a swamp-dwelling creature called "Gator Face". They construct a Gator Face costume by modifying a wetsuit. After scaring most of the townsfolk, the pranks make national news, drawing the attention of the National Guard. Danny soon discovers that Gator Face is real and friendly. After Danny, along with his friends Phil and Angel (Charlotte Sullivan), saves Gator Face from a trap, they realize that Gator Face is protecting the swamps. Danny learns that the National Guard will kill Gator Face if he is caught so the three friends resolve to save the monster. Danny's older brother Chip (Gordon Michael Woolvett) shoots at Danny (while Danny is dressed as Gator Face) with a flare gun and misses when Danny flees into a nearby building. The townsfolk think Danny is the real Gator Face and burns the building with Danny in it, the real Gator Face jumps in and saves Danny but is himself shot. Yet the swamp won't let its defender die, so the fog heals Gator Face and the day is saved.