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Across the Lake (1988)

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.

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 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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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

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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A fitting tribute
14 March 2006 | by jamze519See 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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