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Across the Lake (1988)

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This film charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell, who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.

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Lady Dolly Campbell
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Ken Norris
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Peter Harlowe ...
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Leo Villa
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This film charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell, who in 1967 famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour 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 »

Goofs

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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across the lake
16 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have tried to find this film on DVD just on the off chance it was ever done. This film is brilliant and should be released so people can see what a terrific person Donald Campbell was. This film is really good and had me gripped to the screen when it was shown years ago. Knowing what i know now about bluebird (my cousin is part of the bluebird supporting club) and Donald Campbell is truly amazing. So come on lets have this on DVD. Seeing what his family went through to break land and water records is amazing. Sir Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell are true hero's of Britain. After meeting people who knew the Campbells and worked around them its a true shame this film isn't on DVD for sale.


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