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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)
Hans Christian Blech ...
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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The Germans forged one little bridge. Sixty-one days later they lost the war See more »

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Die Brücke von Remagen  »

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Because of the heavy river traffic of coal barges, tourist boats and other ships, the West German government did not allow United Artists to film on the actual rebuilt Remagen bridge. The original bridge collapsed a few days after the Americans had taken it, killing 28 GIs. See more »

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Throughout the movie, hundreds of rifles, pistols, and machine guns are fired by both sides. However, none are shown to eject empty shell casings as they are being fired. See more »

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Lt. Phil Hartman: [sees Angelo stealing items off corpses] You know something, Angel? You're a pig.
Sgt. Angelo: [grins] I love you too... sir.
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Well done WWII depiction.
22 January 1999 | by (Wittmann, AZ) – See all my reviews

Only someone who was there, e.g. the U.S. 9th Armored Division, can really say whether this movie about the Remagen bridgehead comes close to what they went through in securing the Ludendorf, the last remaining intact bridge over the Rhine, on March 7, 1945. Only they know of the finality of the gunfire, and the smell it left in the air along with the smell of the dead bodies. But as a combat veteran I was impressed by this movie as it retained the tension and fear involved in war. I do not like most movies because they gloss over reality, but this movie closely shows the different types of individuals that usually make up an army. There are the commanders at the top who see the overall picture, the self-centered career minded officer types who reap only contempt, and the officers and their N.C.O.s-on the American side armored infantry-that just do what they have to do and are just trying to survive. It also shows the close, emotional bonds that war can create between soliders involved in battle. This movie keeps it dirty, with nothing very unbelievable. It gives a good idea of an armored division on the move-and that ain't much fun.


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