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A Bridge Too Far
- Dirk Bogarde

Overview - Richard Attenborough's ambitious, all-star adaptation (by William Goldman) of Cornelius Ryan's book, gives an account of the Battle of Arnhem. In 1944, the Allied powers attempt to expedite the end of the war with a costly operation to capture six bridges connecting Holland to Germany ended in Allied defeat.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Richard Attenborough's ambitious, all-star adaptation (by William Goldman) of Cornelius Ryan's book, gives an account of the Battle of Arnhem. In 1944, the Allied powers attempt to expedite the end of the war with a costly operation to capture six bridges connecting Holland to Germany ended in Allied defeat. A multitude of notables star in Attenborough's epic.

Cast List

Gene Hackman - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Eugene Alder - Oscar-winning actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Sir Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Lord Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Dirk Bogarde - British Actor, THE SERVANT (1963)
Sir Dirk Bogarde - British Actor, THE SERVANT (1963)
Derek Van Den Bogaerde - British Actor, THE SERVANT (1963)
Denholm Elliott - British character actor, A ROOM WITH A VIEW
James Caan - American Director, actor, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Edward Fox - British Actor
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Richard Attenborough - Oscar-winning director/producer/actor
Sir Richard Attenborough - Oscar-winning director/producer/actor
Michael Caine - British Actor, ALFIE (1966)
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. - British Actor, ALFIE (1966)
Elliott Gould - American Actor
Elliott Goldstein - American Actor
William Goldman - American Screenwriter

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 176
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 027616077028
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2010

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Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
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Big Battles
True Story
World War II
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Synopsis:
Director Richard Attenborough's ambitious, all-star, adaptation of Cornelius Ryan's book, dealing with the true account of the Battle of Arnhem. In 1944, the Allied powers attempted to expedite the end of the war by planning an ambitious and costly operation (the capturing of six bridges connecting Holland to Germany) that ended up getting bungled by both the Allied and Axis powers.

Notes:
Film was originally rated R by the MPAA, but won a PG on appeal. Color by Technicolor, deluxe prints. Shot in Panavision. Budget estimate $24 million. Additional cast: Peter Faber, Frank Grimes, and Christopher Good. Additional credits: Richard Bamber (2nd unit production manager), Ronnie Sloan (chief hairdresser), John Hilling (wardrobe master), Margaret Levin (wardrobe mistress), Connie Willis (continuity), Steve Lanning, Peter Waller, and Geoffrey Ryan (assistant directors), Dave Waterman and John Partington-Smith (parachute photography), and Joe Caroff (titles). Rated BBFC A by the British Board of Film Censors. DVD Special Features: 8-page Book Featuring Trivia, Production Notes and a Look Behind the Scenes, Theatrical Trailer

Reviews:
"...The last cast-of-thousands, star-studded war movie ever made, Attenborough's three-hour epic deserves repeated viewing..." -- 4 Stars - 06/01/2000 Total Film, p.102


"...Certainly equal to Darryl F. Zanuck's THE LONGEST DAY....One watches it not so much in admiration as in awe..." - 06/16/1977 New York Times, p.C20

 
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