A Bridge Too Far [WS] [Blu-ray]

A Bridge Too Far [WS] [Blu-ray]

Director: Richard Attenborough Cast: Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
, James Caan
James Caan
, Sean Connery
Sean Connery
, Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Richard Attenborough
A Bridge Too Far [WS] [Blu-ray]

A Bridge Too Far [WS] [Blu-ray]

Director: Richard Attenborough Cast: Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
, James Caan
James Caan
, Sean Connery
Sean Connery
, Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Richard Attenborough

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

It's late 1944, and the Allied armies are confident they'll win the World War II and be home in time for Christmas. What's needed, says British general Bernard Law Montgomery, is a knockout punch, a bold strike through Holland, where German troops are spread thin, that will put the Allies into Germany. Paratroops led by British major general Robert Urquhart (Sean Connery) and American brigadier general James Gavin (Ryan O'Neal) will seize a thin road and five bridges through Holland into Germany, with paratroops led by Lieutenant Col. John Frost (Sir Anthony Hopkins) holding the most critical bridge at a small town called Arnhem. Over this road shall pass combined forces led by British Lieutenant Gen. Brian Horrocks (Edward Fox) and British Lieutenant Col. Joe Vandeleur (Michael Caine). The plan requires precise timing, so much so that one planner tells Lieutenant Gen. Frederick Browning (Dirk Bogarde), "Sir, I think we may be going a bridge too far." The plan also has one critical flaw: Instead of a smattering of German soldiers, the area around Arnhem is loaded with crack SS troops. Disaster ensues. Based on a book by historian Cornelius Ryan, A Bridge Too Far is reminiscent of another movie based on a Ryan book, The Longest Day. Like that movie, it is loaded with more than 15 international stars, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Hardy Krueger, Gene Hackman, Maximilian Schell, and Liv Ullman. ~ Nick Sambides, Jr.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
UPC: 0027616077028
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:58:00
Sales rank: 1,786

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dirk Bogarde Lt. Gen. Roy Browning
James Caan SSgt. Eddie Dohun
Sean Connery Maj. Gen. Roy Urquhart
Michael Caine Lt. Col. Joe Vandeleur
Edward Fox Lt. Gen. Brian Horrocks
Elliott Gould Col. Bobby Stout
Gene Hackman Maj. Gen. Sosabowski
Anthony Hopkins Lt. Col. John Frost,le colonel Frost
Hardy Krüger Maj. Gen. Ludwig
Laurence Olivier Doctor Spaander
Ryan O'Neal Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Robert Redford Maj. Julian Cook
Maximilian Schell Lt. Gen. Wilhelm Bittrich
Liv Ullmann Kate Ter Horst
Denholm Elliott RAF Meteorological Officer
Arthur Hill Tough Colonel
Wolfgang Preiss Field Marshal Von Rundstedt
Siem Vroom Underground Leader
Eric Vant Wout Child with Spectacles
Mary Smithuysen Old Dutch Woman
Marlies van Alcmaer Wife
Nicholas Campbell Capt. Glass
Christopher Good Maj. Carlyle
Keith Drinkel Lt. Cornish
Peter Faber Capt. Harry
Ben Cross Trooper Binns
Walter Kohut Field Marshall Model
Erik van 't Wout Actor
Paul Maxwell Major General Maxwell Taylor
Hans von Borsody General Blumentritt
Josephine Peeper Actor
Hartmut Becker German Sentry
Jeremy Kemp R.A.F. Briefing Officer
Donald Pickering Lieutenant Colonel Mackenzie
Frank Grimes Major Fuller
Peter Settelen Lieutenant Cole
Gerald Sim Col. Sims
Hardy Kruger Actor
Donald Douglas Brigadier Lathbury
Michael Byrne Lieutenant Colonel Giles Vandeleur
Paul Copley Private Wicks
Stephen Moore Major Steele
Harry Ditson US Private
Erik Chitty Organist
Brian Hawksley Vicar
Colin Farrell Corporal Hancock
Alun Armstrong Corporal Davies
Anthony Milner Private Dodds
Barry McCarthy Privare Clark
Lex Van Delden Sergeant Matthias
Michael Wolf Field Marshall Model's Aide
Sean Mathias Irish Guards Lieutenant
Ray Jewers US Radio Operator
Fred Williams Captain Grabner,Corporal Merrick
John Judd Sergeant Clegg
Hilary Minster British Medical Officer
David English Private Andrews
Ben Howard Sergeant Towns
Michael Cox Captain Cleminson
Peter Gordon US Sergeant
Garick Hagon Lieutenant Rafferty
Neil Kennedy Colonel Barker
John Salthouse Private 'Ginger' Marsh
John Hackett Glider Pilot
Stanley Lebor Regimental Sergeant Major
Jack Galloway Private Vincent
Milton Cadman Private Long
David Auker 'Taffy' Brace
Richard Kane Colonel Weaver
Toby Salaman Private Stephenson
John Morton US Padre
John Ratzenberger US Lieutenant
Patrick Ryecart German Lieutenant
Ian Liston Sergeant Witney
George Innes Sergeant Macdonald
John Stride Grenadier Guards Major
Niall Padden British Medical Officer
Simon Chandler Private Simmonds
Shaun Curry Corporal Robbins
Stephen Churchett Soldier
Jon Croft Soldier
Patrick Dickson Soldier
Frank Jarvis Soldier
Edward McDermott Soldier
James Snell Soldier
David Stockton Soldier
Jason White Soldier
Jack McKenzie Soldier
Hardy Kurger Actor
John Addison Composer

Technical Credits
Richard Attenborough Director
William Goldman Screenwriter
Joseph E. Levine Producer,Producer
Michael Stanley-Evans Producer
Cornelius Ryan Screenwriter
Wally Veevers Special Effects
Peter Horrocks Sound Effects
Gerry Humphreys Sound Effects
Robin O'Donoghue Sound Effects
David Stephenson Sound Effects
Simon Kaye Sound Effects,Sound/Sound Designer
Vic Armstrong Stunts
John Palmer Producer
Ron Cartwright Special Effects
John Evans Special Effects
David Harris Special Effects
Marc Ratcliffe Special Effects
Miriam Brickman Casting
John Richardson Special Effects
Sidney Hayers Director
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