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A Bridge Too Far
James Caan and Sean Connery




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.

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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.

Main Cast & Crew

Richard Attenborough - Director
Dirk Bogarde
James Caan
Michael Caine
Sean Connery
Edward Fox
Elliott Gould
Gene Hackman
Anthony Hopkins
Hardy Kruger
Laurence Olivier

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 179
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 027616675729
  • Genre: War
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 1998

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Movies > Action/Adventure

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Action
Big Battles
True Story
World War II
All-Star
Epic
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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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