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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

As the Allied armies close in, the Germans decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

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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
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Holzgang
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Capt. Otto Baumann
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Greta Holzgang
Anna Gaël ...
French Girl (as Anna Gael)
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Lt. Zimring (as Vit Olmer)
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Corp. Grebs
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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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Rated R for some war violence and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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23 October 1969 (Sweden)  »

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Die Brücke von Remagen  »

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Trivia

The Ludendorff Bridge was a railway bridge across the Rhine between the towns of Remagen and Erpel. It was situated between two lines of hills that flanked the Rhine River. On March 7,1945 the Allies captured the Ludendorff Bridge when the explosives planted by the Germans failed to bring the bridge down. The remaining towers of the bridge house a museum. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, German soldiers are seen wearing leather marching boots, during that stage in the war it would be more correct to see them wearing the "Schurschuhe" ankle boots with gaiters. See more »

Quotes

General Shinner: We're not going to blow that bridge, Barnes, we're going to take it!
Major Barnes: Take it?
General Shinner: As long as it's still standing, we've got a chance. When we get out there, cut every wire and cable. Dent, alert HQ. Ask 'em to give us every available unit on the double.
Col. Dent: Yessir.
Major Barnes: Jesus, sir. I mean, I hate to think of our men in the middle of the bridge when they blow it.
General Shinner: It's a crapshoot, Major. Take that bridge and we shorten the war. We're risking a hundred men, but we may save 10,000 - even 50,000! It's your ...
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Featured in An Officer and a Movie: Bridge at Remagen (2011) See more »

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The best war movie I've never heard about
3 August 2000 | by (helsinki, finland) – See all my reviews

This is a no-nonsense, gritty, thoroughly well made war film. As a recreation of war it is quite convincing, I couldn't spot anything wrong with the military equipment. The battle scenes are exciting and give a good, clear picture of the fighting instead of just chaotic shots of shooting and explosions. However, the people are never lost among the warfare. These are complex, solid characters, and the actors are good throughout. There is nothing superhuman, just individuals, very low on humanity or manners. Tired and ill-motivated Americans, desperate and scared Germans. Nothing glorious or patriotic: there is even a scene with American planes bombing refugees and Germans trying to protect them! This is not an adventure, more a depiction of an interesting situation and the people in it. However, the story flows on and there isn't a dull moment. Why this film hasn't acquired more recognition is beyond me. As a war film I think it is better than most of it's contemporaries, like "The Battle of the Bulge" or "Anzio".


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