Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Frost 2022

- The Unburied 2020

- The Wild Man 2021

- Bandit 2022

- De Rombke-
komber
2022

- Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis 2022

- The Tyro 2021

- Conjuring the Beyond 2022

- Gameboys: The Movie 2021

- Obsessions 2022

- Kingdom of the Dinosaurs 2022

- When the Screaming Starts 2021

- Blood Covered Chocolate 2022

- Amor Bandido 2021

- Surrogate 2022

- Greywood's Plot 2019

- That's Amor 2022

- Something in the Woods 2022

- Quint-essentially British 2022

- The Alternate 2021

- Slaughter Beach 2022

- The Retaliators 2021

- Mister Limbo 2021

- How Dark They Prey 2022

- Toxic Alien Zombie Babes from Outer Space 2022

- Extramundane 2022

- Of the Devil 2022

- Pig Killer 2022

- Pursuit of Freedom 2022

- Hey Bro 2022

- ReSet 2022

- PussyCake 2021

- Cult of VHS 2022

- Marionette 2020

- Zero Avenue 2021

- Woodstock: A Snapshot in Time 2022

- Family Survival 2021

- Party Hard 2020

- Pro God - Pro Gun 2022

- Out of the Blue 2022

- Here Be Dragons 2022

- Karaoke Night 2019

- Eternal 2020

- The Day After Halloween 2022

- Denkraum 2020

- Halloween Obsessed - Haunted Attractions 2022

- Safe House 1618 2021

- Ripper Tour 2018

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Bridge Across Time
Terror at London Bridge

USA 1985
produced by
Richard Maynard, Jack Michon, Charles W. Fries (executive), Irv Wilson (executive) for Charles Fries Productions/NBC
directed by E.W. Swackhamer
starring David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth, Adrienne Barbeau, Clu Gulager, Lindsay Bloom, Ken Swofford, Rose Marie, Lane Smith, David Fox-Brenton, Michael Boyle, Barbara Bingham, Paul Rossilli, Cameron Milzer, Charles Benton, Nancy Skillen, Ray Favaro, Jim Hodge, Peter Vernon, Mike Wilkins, Steve Archer, Stephanie Ann Stone
written by William F. Nolan, music by Lalo Schifrin

Jack the Ripper

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


London Bridge, London, 1888: Jack the Ripper (Paul Rossilli) is shot and killed and falls into River Thames.

1985: The London Bridge has since moved to Lake Havasu, Arizona, as part of a tourist attraction, and when the last (original) stone is added to the bridge ... a terrible murder happens. Then another one. Then yet another, the local librarian (Adrienne Barbeau), and she was said to have a date with an Englishman that evening. And when an Englishman is actually tracked down who has been seen at the scene of the crime whose profile might fit that of a serialkiller, he's promptly arrested. The audience of course knows better already ...

Don (David Hasselhoff) has been transfered from Chicago to Lake Havasu after he shot dead a kid he wrongly thought attacked him, also for the relative calm of working in the countryside - but of course, a murder was not what the doctors ordered, let alone more than one. When he's not investigating crime himself though, he's interested in true crime stories, and thus is an expert on Jack the Ripper ... and he can't help but seeing the many parallels between the recent killings and the Jack the Ripper killing spree, which is only corroborated by the fact that the knife used and the wardrobe of the killer seem to be about a century old, according to lab reports. His first theory is of course it's a copycat killer - but once the guy above is arrested, Don's no longer so sure and thinks the real Jack the Ripper has somehow returned - even his girlfirend (Stepfanie Kramer) doesn't believe him, yet he and Don's partner (Randolph Mantooth) help Don set up a trap for who actually is the real Jack the Ripper, a trap so fool-proof it almost springs on themselves, as the Ripper manages to overcome Don's partner and take the girlfriend hostage - but just in time, Don overcomes his aversion against shooting people (he had since that incident in Chicago) and shoots Jack the Ripper dead (again) ...

 

Bridge Across Time is one of those made-for-TV movies that really hasn't all that much going for it: Sure, it's based on an interesting premise, but the script as such is less interested in making anyting out of that premise than to establish a few standard TV characters with standard issues, and tone down whatever promise the concept may hold to TV-typical situations, and not only fails to give a (within genre limitations) believable explanations for what's going on, but also fails to follow its main character's conclusions to at least make this a good supernatural murder mystery. Instead it treats us to a few too many soap opera mainstays to keep this interesting, and to a positively disappointing finale.

Not really worth one's while, really.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Bridge Across Time
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Bridge Across Time here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Bridge Across Time at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD