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.
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 8 months ago by Movie Nut
An old favourite. Contains all the best male lead actors of it's time.Published 11 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 12 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 12 months ago by James Gallen
Always a classic even better on blu-ray. Product arrived before stated delivery time.Published 13 months ago by Ray T
A good movie but does not explain the way that Montgomery forced the American Command that his plan was the best way to attack the German army. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lorenz Berardinetti
This is one of the classic WW2 films of all time. It can't be remade because no one could afford to put a cast like this together again. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Paul Wislon
I had seen this movie a long time ago and enjoyed it very much, that is why I bought it to add to my collection.
It is the type of movie you can watch over again. Read more