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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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The Germans forgot one little bridge. Sixty-one days later they lost the war See more »

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23 October 1969 (Sweden)  »

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Die Brücke von Remagen  »

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Trivia

The George Segal character is closely based on Lt. Karl Timmermann who led the first American units across the Bridge. Timmermann was born just a few miles from the bridge at Remagen, at Frankfurt, before emigrating to the USA. See more »

Goofs

Kreuger says to Von Brock that he heard the Russians were at the Elbe River. The Russians didn't get there until April, after the Remagen bridge was taken. Kreuger should have said the Russians were at the Oder River, which would have been correct for Jan.-Feb. 1945. See more »

Quotes

Major Paul Kreuger: [Calling on field radio to side of bridge under attack by Americans] Sgt. Becker Sgt. Becker, this is Major Kreuger calling.
Lt. Phil Hartman: [Answers German radio] He's dead, Major!
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Referenced in Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000) 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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