An epic film that "re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II" (The Hollywood Reporter), A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture. Painstakingly recreated on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford, A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history. In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.
This massive 1977 adaptation by director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi) of Cornelius Ryan's novel features an all-star cast in an epic rendering of a daring but ultimately disastrous raid behind enemy lines in Holland during the Second World War. A lengthy and exhaustive look at the mechanics of warfare and the price and futility of war, the film is almost too large for its aims but manages to be both picaresque and affecting, particularly in the performance of James Caan. The impressive cast includes Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery, and Liv Ullmann among others. While not a classic war film, it nevertheless manages to be a consistently interesting and exciting adventure. --Robert Lane --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.
One of the best and most accurate war movies ever made though some events have been compressed and altered slightly when compared to the book. Picture and sound was excellent. Read morePublished 9 days ago by John R. Hansen
If you are a World War II history and movie buff you probably know of this movie and it is a good one to add to your collection. Amazing, very recognizable cast.Published 10 months ago by Movie Nut
An old favourite. Contains all the best male lead actors of it's time.Published 13 months ago by Shaun Courtney
Excellent war movie about the Allied attempts to seize bridges in the Netherlands to hurry their advance into W.W.II Germany. The history is very accurate. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dwight Logan
I had seen “A Bridge Too Far” in the past and watched it again in anticipation of teaching a continuing ed class on World War II- 1944. It never fails to be worthwhile. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James Gallen