Bridge Across Time
|Bridge Across Time (aka Terror at London Bridge)|
|Written by||William F. Nolan|
|Directed by||E.W. Swackhamer|
|Theme music composer||Lalo Schifrin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Charles W. Fries
|Editor(s)||Leslie Dennis Bracken
|Running time||100 min.|
|Production company(s)||Charles Fries Productions|
Bridge Across Time, also known as Terror at London Bridge is a 1985 made-for-television drama film. It was an NBC movie of the week, written by William F. Nolan, directed by E.W. Swackhamer and starred David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, and Randolph Mantooth. The relocation of London Bridge to Lake Havasu City, Arizona is the basis of this film, and a series of murders is attributed to the spirit of Jack the Ripper, whose soul is transported to the United States in one of the stones of the bridge.
The film is also known as Arizona Ripper
London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1985. The last original stone used to rebuild the London Bridge is laid, all the city is happy. But since that moment some strange murders happen. The policeman, Don Gregory (David Hassellhoff) has some suspects, but his ideas are quite strange, he thinks about a Jack the Ripper revived. Nobody believes him.
- David Hasselhoff as Don Gregory
- Stepfanie Kramer as Angie
- Randolph Mantooth as Joe Nez
- Adrienne Barbeau as Lynn Chandler
- Clu Gulager as Chief Peter 'Pete' Dawson
- Lindsay Bloom as Elaine Gardner
- Ken Swofford as Ed Nebel
- Rose Marie as Alma Bellock
- Lane Smith as Anson Whitfield
The original London Bridge was relocated to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It is a relocated 1831 bridge that formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England, until it was dismantled in 1967. The Arizona bridge is a reinforced concrete structure clad in the original masonry of the 1830s bridge, which was bought by Robert P. McCulloch from the City of London. McCulloch had exterior granite blocks from the original bridge numbered and transported to America to construct the present bridge in Lake Havasu City, a planned community he established in 1964 on the shore of Lake Havasu. The bridge was completed in 1971 (along with a canal), and links an island in the Colorado River with the main part of Lake Havasu City.