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Bridge of Time (1997)

The Shangri-La tale with a new age/millennial twist. International aid worker, her photographer ex, and greedy villain survive plane crash in Africa and are taken to a utopian city where ... See full summary »

Director:

Jorge Montesi

Writers:

Drew Hunter (teleplay), Christopher Canaan (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Susan Dey ... Madeleine Armstrong
Cotter Smith ... Robert Creighton
Nigel Havers ... Halek
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ... Maxwell Spring
Josette Simon Josette Simon ... Fatima
Cicely Tyson ... Guardian
Todd Jensen ... William
Kimberleigh Stark Kimberleigh Stark ... Keza Blameni
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Sello Maake Ka-Ncube ... Nuamba
Lindelani Buthelezi Lindelani Buthelezi ... Major (as Lindelane Buthelezi)
Sechaba Morojele Sechaba Morojele ... Kamaru-Pilot
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The Shangri-La tale with a new age/millennial twist. International aid worker, her photographer ex, and greedy villain survive plane crash in Africa and are taken to a utopian city where she learns that she is destined to replace its dying spiritual leader. Believing that she is needed more in the outside world, she leaves, but finally returns to accept her fate, a new love and fulfillment in the hidden city. Written by Debbie Vanderwerff

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aux frontières du temps See more »

Filming Locations:

Sun City, South Africa

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Missed Opportunity
6 January 2014 | by henryhertzhobbitSee all my reviews

If somebody wants to make a knock-off of Lost Horizon without Ronald Coleman, they should improve on it somehow. The only remake that was better was Flubber. If you have saw the original Lost Horizon and liked it then don't watch this movie. If you haven't watched Lost Horizon then you can watch this movie first and then watch the original Lost Horizon. You will notice the original Lost Horizon is much better despite one caveat from me.

They did improve it with the improved graphics. But from there on it just went downhill. The Ronald Coleman replacement of Susan Dey was just too whiny, shrill, and complaining. The bad guy that wanted to get out of there was just too bad to be believable. Why force others to go instead of just going yourself? In the original Lost Horizon the warping of the beliefs of what I would assume would be Tibetans to be Christian seemed forced and contrived to me. I assume Frank Capra did it that way because it just wouldn't be understood or accepted by people of that time. But by now most people understand Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism and other religions enough that they could have emphasized the seeking of a greater understanding and higher spirituality. They didn't and the movie fell flat because of it.

I don't completely blame Susan Dey for why it failed. It was mainly the poor scripting and the lack of directing talents of Frank Capra that killed it. But Susan Dey should have pointed out to the director that he made her sound like a whining brat rather than a seeker of greater spiritual insight and wisdom.


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