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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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Lieutenant Phil Hartman
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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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bridge | rhine | army | battle | nazi | See more »

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A dot on the map. A motion picture adventure as big as history. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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El puente de Remagen  »

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At a cost of $250,000, the movie company, United Artists, blasted a tunnel on the east side of the river Vltava in the town of Davle, Czech Republic. See more »

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Then the American troops are moving through a narrow street, behind a tank a soldier is firing his machine gun, but no sound can be heard See more »

Quotes

Major Barnes: Look, uh, Hartman, I know it's been a hard blow. It's always a shock to lose a buddy, a man you worked with and fought with. I mean, we're all human. I guess what I'm trying to say is... I realize Captain Colt was your friend. He was my friend, too.
Lt. Phil Hartman: Bullshit.
[Long pause]
Major Barnes: Would you, uh... care to rephrase that, Lieutenant?
Lt. Phil Hartman: You don't have any friends out here, Major. Neither do I. We can't afford them. Neither one of us.
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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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