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Across the Lake (1988)

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

Director:

Tony Maylam

Writer:

Roger Milner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Phyllis Calvert ... Lady Dolly Campbell
Richenda Carey ... Betty Buckley
Robert East ... Ken Norris
Jonathan Elsom Jonathan Elsom ... Norman Buckley
Dexter Fletcher ... Jimmy
Nicholas Fry Nicholas Fry ... Paul
Juliette Grassby Juliette Grassby ... Judy
Peter Harlowe Peter Harlowe ... David Benson
Terence Harvey ... Frank Muller
Ewan Hooper ... Leo Villa
Anthony Hopkins ... Donald Campbell
Rosemary Leach ... Connie Robinson
Jeffrey Longmore Jeffrey Longmore ... Photographer
Peter Meakin Peter Meakin ... TV interviewer
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ... Young reporter
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This movie charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell (Sir Anthony Hopkins), 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A través del lago See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 registration number of Donald Campbell's E-Type Jaguar was GLM 37 C, not DC 7. See more »

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Good attempt in covering a great British hero's final days
11 March 2004 | by alexis_lambertSee all my reviews

I never understood why this has never been released on DVD or video in the U.K. It was released on video in Austrailia and fetches very high prices in auctions.

Anthony Hopkins delivers a fantastic performance as Donald Campbell. The movie is a good attempt in covering his final days but has been spiced up for the screen. There are quite a few in-accuracies but i think that has been done to draw a wider audience rather than just the die hard Campbell fanatics like myself. This film has been scrutinised by many experts for it's inaccuracies, mainly down to the K7 Bluebird hydroplane. Wrong colour for starters.

There are 1000's of people wanting this released on DVD but all requests fall on deaf ears.


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