5.5/10
643
11 user 3 critic

The Lake (1998)

A nurse returns to her home town to care for her dying father, and finds everyone she knows there has undergone a bizarre personality change.

Director:

David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)

Writers:

J.D. Feigelson (story), Alan Brennert (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Road Rage (TV Movie 1999)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A few months after family man Eddie Madden loses his wife and only child in a car clash, his erratic behavior gives cause to his supervisor Steve Boyd to give him notice as delivery driver.... See full summary »

Director: Deran Sarafian
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Jere Burns, Alana Austin
The Colony (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Hedden
Stars: John Ritter, Mary Page Keller, Hal Linden
Ultimate Deception (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

All bartender Terry Cuff ever dreams of is raising a family. When she marries Bobby Woodkin, she finds herself one step closer to her dream. A young wife desperate to adopt a baby, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Richard Grieco, Gordon Michael Woolvett
A Face to Die For (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, James Wilder, Richard Beymer
Crowned and Dangerous (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Mystery | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother.

Director: Christopher Leitch
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Jill Clayburgh, Cassidy Rae
It Came from the Sky (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' disabled son Andy.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Christopher Lloyd, John Ritter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Rachel, a part-time call girl, consumed with fairy tales, is taken off the streets of Las Vegas by Navy, a high-class gigolo in search of a new way of life in Montana. Along the way, the ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory C. Haynes
Stars: Richard Grieco, Yasmine Bleeth, Andy Romano
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A twelve-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Director: Yurek Bogayevicz
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Willem Dafoe, Richard Banel
Talk to Me (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An idealistic talk show producer clashes with her ratings obsessed boss on a story involving a young prostitute.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Veronica Hamel, Peter Scolari
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.

Director: Rusty Gorman
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Ryan Merriman, Eugene Osment
The Golden Gate Murders (TV Movie 1979)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In San Francisco, a police detective, aided by a catholic nun, investigates the case of a priest who falls to his death from the Golden Gate bridge.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: David Janssen, Susannah York, Paul Coufos
Baba! (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Theresa (Yasmine Bleeth) is an imaginative, rebellious orphan from Brooklyn, who has dreams of show business success. She tries outrageous schemes to launch herself into the public eye, ... See full summary »

Director: Rafal Zielinski
Stars: Saundra Baly, Tara Lee Bell, Yasmine Bleeth
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yasmine Bleeth ... Jackie Ivers
Linden Ashby ... Dr. Jeff Chapman
Stanley Anderson ... Steve Ivers
Haley Joel Osment ... Dylan Hydecker
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Mayor Louise Terry
Susanna Thompson ... Denise Hydecker
Dewey Weber ... Officer Gary Reed
Matt Beck ... Officer Mills (as Matthew Beck)
Robert Prosky ... Herb
Marion Ross ... Maggie
Michael Winters ... Dr. Braden
Carey Scott ... The Man
Marc Gomes ... Lt. Governor Chandler
Geoffrey Rivas ... Chief Ramirez
David Dunard David Dunard ... Lt. Frank Thompson (as David S. Dunard)
Edit

Storyline

Jackie Ivers is a Los Angeles nurse who returns home to the small town of San Vicente to find that her friends and family have taken on bizarrely different personalities. Jackie notices that everyone who goes into the town's lake come out different. As the movie progresses, Jackie witnesses what is happening to everyone around her as she is kidnapped by people from a parallel world which is the duplicate to Earth but is now polluted and the ozone layer gone. In order to survive, the duplicates intend to take over Earth. The entrance to the duplicate Earth called the vortex, which are located in major bodies of water, ponds, and lakes. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Beneath the surface lies terror. See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A rettegés tava See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jackie: Maggie, I need your help. Everybody goes into the lake and comes out different.
Maggie: You sure got that right honey.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
From Baywatch to Lake-watch
27 December 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Those who expected the combination of words "Lake + Yasmine + Bleeth" to equal ninety minutes of the ravishing former Baywatch star parading in colorful bikinis and too tight bathing suits might be *slightly* disappointed, but all the others are likely to be pleasantly surprised after seeing this produced-for-TV 90's thriller. The plot offers absolutely nothing original, as it's just another umpteenth variation on the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" theme, but the overall atmosphere is remarkably unsettling, the pacing is kept stable without too many boring relapses and the acting performances are more than adequate. If you can accept the unearthly beautiful & voluptuous Bleeth to play the role of an intelligent nurse, you won't have any problems sinking your teeth into the rest of derivative story, neither. Jackie Ivers returns to her little hometown, San Vincento, California, after she received note that her abusive and drunkard father is dying from liver cirrhosis. She immediately notices something isn't kosher in town. Severely injured victims of car accidents happily walk the streets the day after, friendly elderly neighbors turn into grumpy and emotionless people overnight and even Jackie's terminally ill father miraculously cures and transforms into an amiable guy. Long before Jackie does, the attentive and experienced viewer figures out the townsfolk are gradually being replaced with replicas from a parallel dimension, and this through an eerie vortex in the middle of the town's lake. Admittedly you're always several steps ahead of the script, but the film at least contains a handful of well-staged & tense scenes (for example, when neighbor Maggie runs into her own doppelganger) and the paranoid climax even reminded me of the genuinely nostalgic Sci-Fi efforts of the 1950's. Admirers of the lovely Mrs. Bleeth – and, honestly, what male individual on this planet isn't one – are treated to a double portion of eye-candy near the end of the movie and even during that scene she behaves like a professional actress. "The Lake" also stars Haley Joel Osment before he became a world star thanks to "The Sixth Sense" and the always reliable Robert Prosky whose face anyone will recognize. Decent rainy-Saturday-afternoon time-waster.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed