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Type of Media: TV Movie
Length: one hour and 40 minutes
Type of Time Travel: Travel forward to the present.
Rating: 1 star
Bridge Across Time AKA Terror at London Bridge is a 1985 made for TV movie released on November 22 1985.The movie stars David Hasselhoff and Stephanie Kramer. David Hasselhoff plays officer Don Gregory. A recently relocated cop from Chicago now relocated to Lake Havasu Arizona. Stepfanie Kramer plays Angie a lady that runs a charter fishing boat and tour service in Lake Havasu and that is about the nicest thing I can say about this dumpster fire of a film. Brace yourselves it’s a going to be a bumpy ride. First let’s be kind and star with five stars and act like this is a good old fashioned average television movie. Spoiler alert ahead.
The movie loses one star for the use of time travel. The movie opens where we find Jack the Ripper being chased by the wonderful Bobby’s of Scotland Yard. They chased him across the London Bridge we’re low and behold after a scuffle he falls into the river knocking a brick off the bridge. We follow the camera as the brick falls to the bottom of the Thames River. It is at this point the writers want to make the point that Jack the Ripper’s soul has magically been transferred into the brick. This is without showing the viewer anything to that effect. That brings us to present day. Where we find out through exposition that the brick from the previous scene has finally been put back in place and will be part of a restoration ceremony tomorrow. A character named Alice wants very badly to walk across the bridge however, her tired husband does not. She says it’s okay and we’ll meet him back at the hotel.
This is where this movie loses its second star for horrible tropes in a movie. The trope being the dumb blonde stereotype. Oh yes,Alice is blonde and decides to walk across London Bridge at 10 o’clock at night. Where it’s dark and deserted because that’s what you do when you’re a sexy woman in the eighties right. For reasons that escape me she trips on something unseen and cuts her hand on the bridge.Jack the Ripper then rises from the blood drop. I kid you not. Alice just stands there and waits for are scary serial killer to take form and only after he’s running after her at top speed does she start moving and screaming. I think we all know what happens next. Alice’s murder is of course our MacGuffin and starts what is truly a god-awful movie. This movie then loses another star for lack of lighting and stupidity. Lack of lighting because every scene seems to have an overuse of shadow. Stupidity because when the police of Lake Havasu are searched a wax not once do they decide to turn on the lights.While I admire the fact they tried to make Adrienne Barbeau look plain by using glasses to make her look like a nerd it doesn’t really work. The movie loses another star for the trope of big city cop who shot a kid. Yes in this entire movie that took around 90 minutes that’s all we know about David Hasselhoff’s character.He shot a kid in Chicago and is now trying to restart his life in Lake Havasu. Did I mention Jack the Ripper’s everywhere. We know nothing about him either except that he is hiding in the shadows in every other scene.This movie is like the network went we need a 90-minute movie and the writers could only come up with 30 minutes of content. This movie drags and drags and drags on. As for special effects anybody could have done better even by 1985 standards. At one point we see Jack the Ripper carrying away and second victim and the viewer can clearly tell he’s carrying a mannequin. There is even a scene where David Hasselhoff has to cry about shooting that child. I mentioned earlier and the viewer can tell he’s really crying because he’s in a really bad TV movie that he could not contractually get out of. There is no chemistry and between the leads and the character development isn’t paper thin it’s not existent. I would avoid this movie at all costs. If you are a ripper fan I would recommend the mini series Jack the Ripper or Murder by Decree or heck even time after time is a way better movie. I am sure I will be reviewing it here eventually. Last but not least the movie loses one more star for a really awful ending.I won’t spoil the ending for the few masochists out there that plan to see this film.So to recap we were kind we gave the movie five stars for being average. The movie then lost four stars for various reasons. The final score for bridge across time is one measly little star.
Link to watch movie on YouTube.
For all those out there what are some of the most original and most unique games you have every played? Please state game genre and game system. I will go first.
- The King of Dragon Pass – Strategy – PC
- Short Circuit – Arcade- Apple II
- The Big One – Strategy – PC
- The Stanley Parable – Your guess is as good as mine – PC
- Superstar- RPG – PC
And for that poor unfortunate soul who said Mario Cart was unique, It is very well made not unique. So come on boys and girls sound off.