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The Bridge at Remagen

  • Drama
  • 1969
  • John Guillermin
  • 114 mins
  • PG

Summary

Second World War drama starring George Segal, Robert Vaughn and Ben Gazzara. As the war in Europe draws to a close, Allied forces advance towards the Rhine. However, Hitler has ordered that all river crossings be destroyed and only the bridge at Remagen remains intact.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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 combat heroics. Epic explosions and razzle-dazzle camerawork ultimately win out over such grandiose "thinking action man" ideas, however. An A for effort, though.

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Credits

Cast

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Lieutenant Phil HartmanGeorge Segal
Major Paul KreugerRobert Vaughn (1)
Sergeant AngeloBen Gazzara
Major BarnesBradford Dillman
Brig Gen ShinnerE G Marshall
General von BrockPeter Van Eyck
Colonel JellicoeMatt Clark
Colonel DentFritz Ford
Lieutenant PattisonTom Heaton
Corporal GrebsBo Hopkins

Crew

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DirectorJohn Guillermin

Details

Guidance
Violence, brief nudity. Edited for language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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