TERROR AT LONDON BRIDGE (1985) Reviews and overview

 

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Terror at London Bridge (original title: Bridge Across Time) is a 1985 American made-for-television film directed by E.W. Swackhamer from a screenplay by William F. Nolan. It stars David Hasselhoff, Adrienne Barbeau and Clu Gulager. Lalo Schifrin provided the soundtrack score.

1888: Jack the Ripper is being pursued by the police and tries to escape across London Bridge but falls to his death in the cold waters of the River Thames.

Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985: London Bridge has been relocated Stateside as a tourist attraction and the final stone has been located and is being put into place. A tourist accidentally bleeds on the stone and Jack the Ripper is supernaturally brought back to life to stalk the city’s streets.

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Meanwhile, a rogue cop with a troubled past (Hasselhoff) figures out who the killer is but initially, no-one will believe him…

Reviews:

” …we just get endless scenes of the Hoff romancing a boat shop owner, Hoff arguing with his chief (Clu) and some town official in the Murray “You can’t close the beaches” Hamilton role, or a lab tech rambling about how weird the evidence is (“This blood seems to be a hundred years old!”). And Jack himself is equally dull; he only has a few lines and is almost never seen outside of the kill scenes.” Horror Movie a Day

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Main cast:

David Hasselhoff (Sharknado 3 and 4; Piranha 3DD; Anaconda 3), Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth, Adrienne Barbeau (Open House; Creepshow; The Fog; et al), Clu Gulager (Uninvited; From a Whisper to a Scream; The Initiation; et al), Lindsay Bloom, Ken Swofford, Rose Marie, Lane Smith.

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Some image credits: VHSCollector.com

Original TV promo as Bridge Across Time (poor quality):