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Across the Lake (1988)

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Across The Lake charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" whilst trying the break the 300mph barrier on Coniston Water.

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Cast

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Phyllis Calvert ...
Lady Dolly Campbell
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Betty Buckley
Robert East ...
Ken Norris
Jonathan Elsom ...
Norman Buckley
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Jimmy
Nicholas Fry ...
Paul
Juliette Grassby ...
Judy
Peter Harlowe ...
David Benson
Terence Harvey ...
Frank Muller
Ewan Hooper ...
Leo Villa
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Donald Campbell
Rosemary Leach ...
Connie Robinson
Jeffrey Longmore ...
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Peter Meakin ...
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Guy Oliver-Watts ...
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Across The Lake charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" whilst trying the break the 300mph barrier on Coniston Water.

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On May 26, 2001, Donald Campbell's remains were found and the next day were placed in a casket and raised to the surface for a proper burial. See more »

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The scene on the evening before the record attempt, we see Donald Campbell picking up the phone and calling his wife. This was not correct. In fact, it was his wife who telephoned him. First she tried (through the operator) to reach him at the hotel, but he was not there. He was in the boathouse. So the operator connects her there. However, before the operator puts her through, he wishes Donald "good luck"for tomorrow. See more »

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A fitting tribute
14 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a real work of art, everything about the film is brilliantly recreated as well as Anthony Hopkins producing one of what i feel the best on screen you will ever be likely to see.Its an extremely powerful film, especially with the climatic and cataclysmic turn of events that surround his final run down Coniston in 1967, the film enable us to ride the emotions and in demons that Campbell struggled with, being in constant fear of superstition, under achievement and ultimately failure. Being a land and water speed record fan, i would obviously give this film 10/10 but compared to the films and productions that we see today, Across the Lake is a real throw back to the way that films should be properly done and is certainly among one of my top or even my best film that i've been lucky enough to see.


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