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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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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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When we see Sarah Williamson's report on Donald Campbell in her typewriter, it refers to Consiton as a "Cumbrian village". In 1966 Coniston was in Lancashire. It did not become part of the newly created county of Cumbria until 1974. See more »

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Interesting Subject but .......
17 May 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

The true story of Donald Campbell who pursues the world water speed record as his father, Sir Malcolm had chased and won the land speed record.

Despite many premonitions of death there's little drama in this treatment due to a mediocre script.

However Hopkins is magnetic in the lead and England's Lake District looks spectacular.

Incidentally his vessel, Bluebird is an extremely modern-looking craft!


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