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Matthew Hunter ...
Carl
Margaret Umbers ...
Tanya
Shelly Luxford ...
Julia
Stephen Judd ...
Gray
Phillip Gordon ...
Leon
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Mac
Alison Routledge ...
Lise
Shirley Gruar ...
Julie's Mother
Peter McCauley ...
Tanya's Father
Norman Fairley ...
Gray's Father
Faye Flegg ...
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Kids on an outing in the forest come up against a mysterious hermit who lives on the other side of a bridge, and he is definitely not happy to see them.

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You Cross the Bridge, You Cross the Devil!

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16 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Pretty good stuff
8 April 2000 | by (British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Five teenagers head off into the forest on a weekend camping trip to see the "bridge to nowhere". Fighting starts within the group, but disagreements are forgotten when the hermit who lives across the bridge begins to hunt them down. The fight-for-survival plot is too familiar to make this truly riveting, but it's enjoyable nonetheless because of the excellent acting from all involved. Much to its credit this production resists the temptation of dramatic overacting, and the teenagers are thoroughly believable (although Leon is an annoying jerk that you start to hope gets killed fast). Hermit Mark and his companion Lise are more mysterious and erratic, and Lise's relationship with Mark is never really explained, which is somewhat disappointing but adds further interest. A bit of a nostalgia trip for me with the 80's clothing styles etc., and the NZ soundtrack (Annie Crummer, Car Crash Set etc) adds a nice local touch. A good rental choice for a rainy afternoon.


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