The Bridge at Remagen

The Bridge at Remagen

John Guillermin (1969)

114min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
George Segal lifts this "war is hell" saga out of the ordinary with a suitably world-weary performance as a die-hard platoon leader who's trying to reach the bridge of the title before the Germans can destroy it. Filming in Czechoslovakia and interrupted by the actual Russian invasion, big-budget director John Guillermin was clearly trying something different here by adding sober measures of cynical disenchantment to the conventional Second World War melodramatic mix. Epic explosions and razzle-dazzle camerawork ultimately win out over such grandiose "thinking action man" ideas, however. An A for effort, though.

Summary

As Allied forces prepare for a major assault on Germany, a small unit of American soldiers is sent to capture a strategically important bridge over the Rhine - but German forces are determined to prevent the Allied advance, and seek to destroy it. Second World War adventure, starring George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara and Bradford Dillman.

Cast & Crew

Lt Phil Hartman George Segal
Maj Paul Kreuger Robert Vaughn
Sgt Angelo Ben Gazzara
Maj Barnes Bradford Dillman
Brig Gen Shinner EG Marshall
Gen von Brock Peter Van Eyck
Cpl Jellicoe Matt Clark
Col Dent Fritz Ford
Lt Pattison Tom Heaton
Cpl Grebs Bo Hopkins
Director John Guillermin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language, violence and nudity. Available on: video and DVD
Drama