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The People Across the Lake (1988)

A city-slicker family, tired of the urban grime and crime, moves to a quaint little lakeside village. All seems like paradise - until corpses start showing up in the water. Will the family be the new victims?

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Rachel Yoman
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Chuck Yoman
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Malcolm Bryce
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Lisa Yoman
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Henry Link
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John Bryce
Gary Bisig
Gregory Togel ...
Steven "Stevie" Yoman
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Ruth Mortimer
Thomas Peacocke ...
Sheriff Boignton (as Thomas Peacock)
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Eli
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Debbie Mortimer (as Johanna Newmarch)
Don MacKay ...
Real Estate Agent (as Don Mac Kay)
Matt Hill ...
Lisa's Boyfriend
Judy Herridge ...
Martha Bryce
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In an effort to get away from the city and all its crime, Chuck Yoman and his family move to a big old house in a peaceful lakeside town. The discovery of a mutilated corpse in the lake and another body in the woods, however, suggests that the Yomans would have been safer if they had stayed put... Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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murder | black comedy | psychopath | See All (3) »

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A quiet community. A deadly secret. A courageous mother. A fight for their lives.

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Horror | Thriller

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PG | See all certifications »
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3 October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al di là del lago  »

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Good old fashioned hokum!!!
23 October 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This Is one of those classic American made for TV movies that are just made for watching on a rainy afternoon. Although the script is highly implausible it never takes itself too seriously and neither do the cast which leads to a great tongue in cheek murder mystery / horror film best enjoyed with a bid bag of popcorn or box of chocolates. A big bonus of this film is the fantastic location filming and despite the strange goings on and even stranger residents round Lake Tommahawk I for one would not mind living there!

All in all a great film to watch over and over again.


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