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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

M  -  Action | Drama | War  -  23 October 1969 (Sweden)
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As the Allied armies close in, the Nazis decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

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Maj. Paul Kreuger
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Sgt. Angelo
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Major Barnes
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Brig. Gen. Shinner (as E. G. Marshall)
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Gen. Von Brock (as Peter Van Eyck)
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Capt. Carl Schmidt
Heinz Reincke ...
Holzgang
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Capt. Otto Baumann
Sonja Ziemann ...
Greta Holzgang
Anna Gaël ...
French Girl (as Anna Gael)
Vít Olmer ...
Lt. Zimring (as Vit Olmer)
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Corp. Grebs
Robert Logan ...
Pvt. Bissell
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Corp. Jellicoe
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In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperatly searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhein River, in order to launch a major assault into the center of Germany. "Bridge at Remagen" tells the true story of the battle for this last bridgehead, from both the German and American perspective. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Thus ended the last great German stand in the West. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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23 October 1969 (Sweden)  »

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El puente de Remagen  »

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The charter Lieutenant Phil Hartman played by George Segal is the fictional version of the real man who commanded the squad that took the actual bridge on that day. That man was Lieutenant Karl Timmerman; he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism. Timmerman served in Korea in combat; but after complaining of abdominal pain he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Hew was sent home and after further examination he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had surgery and other treatment but died on Oct. 21, 1951. He was such a good soldier he polished all the brass on the uniform he wanted to be buried in; and made sure all his ribbons were properly displayed on his uniform just before he died. See more »

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As the bridge comes under fire, there is a German train approaching the bridge from one side as American tanks approach from the other. The American tanks open fire on the train and it explodes. However, the train then comes to an immediate halt. Real trains have an immense amount of momentum and require a considerable distance to come to a complete stop. The train we see explode is undoubtedly a scale model, but it should have been allowed to continue moving forward after having been hit. See more »

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Lt. Phil Hartman: You got your camera with you, Glover?
Pvt. Glover: No, sir. I kinda sold it back to Sergeant Angel.
Lt. Phil Hartman: When the Krauts blow that bridge, that's gonna be some picture.
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Landmark war film with career best performances
25 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Famous for its Apocalypse Now-style production problems. Filmed in then-Czechoslovakia where the then Communist government offered up a whole town (due to be cleared to make way for a strip mine) for cinematic destruction. But halfway through shooting the Russian army invaded to remove reformist president Alexander Dubcek. George Segal and Robert Vaughn give career best performances, but it also marks the moment when US war films moved beyond action-adventure and into a darker realm. The capture of the Remagen Bridge in 1945 was a magnificent feat of arms by the US Army. But in the film account the troops are slovenly, often fearful thugs, slanging and striking their officers, robbing corpses and killing children. It's not really about World War II at all, but about how many Americans saw the Vietnam War. The Bridge at Remagen is out of time, set in 1945 but made in 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive, when the US realised that Vietnam was a lost war. It shows.


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