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Release Date:
23 October 1969 (Sweden) See more »
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Thus ended the last great German stand in the West. See more »
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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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Segal ... Lieutenant Phil Hartman

Robert Vaughn ... Maj. Paul Kreuger

Ben Gazzara ... Sgt. Angelo

Bradford Dillman ... Major Barnes

E.G. Marshall ... Brig. Gen. Shinner (as E. G. Marshall)

Peter van Eyck ... Gen. Von Brock (as Peter Van Eyck)

Hans Christian Blech ... Capt. Carl Schmidt
Heinz Reincke ... Holzgang

Joachim Hansen ... Capt. Otto Baumann

Sonja Ziemann ... Greta Holzgang
Anna Gaël ... French Girl (as Anna Gael)

Vít Olmer ... Lt. Zimring (as Vit Olmer)

Bo Hopkins ... Corp. Grebs

Robert Logan ... Pvt. Bissell

Matt Clark ... Corp. Jellicoe

Steve Sandor ... Pvt. Slavek

Frank Webb ... Pvt. Glover
Tom Heaton ... Lt. Pattison
Paul Prokop ... Capt. John Colt
Richard Münch ... Gen. Von Sturmer (as Richard Munch)

Günter Meisner ... SS Gen. Gerlach (as Gunter Meisner)
Rudolf Kalina ... SS Corporal

Rudolf Jelínek ... Pvt. Manfred (as Rudolf Jelinek)
Fritz Ford ... Col. Dent
Pavel Solty ... Rudi
Rolf Jahncke ... Kreuger's Driver
Zdenek Braunschläger ... German Lieutenant (as Zdenek Braunschlager)
Jan Schánilec ... Lt. Eckert (as Jan Schanilec)

Václav Neuzil ... Sgt. Becker (as Vaclav Neuzil)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimír T. Gottwald ... Volkssturm Soldier (uncredited)
Heikedine Körting ... Kleindarstellerin (uncredited)
Karel Mares ... German Mounted Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited)

Directed by
John Guillermin 
 
Writing credits
Richard Yates (screenplay) &
William Roberts (screenplay)

Roger O. Hirson (story) (as Roger Hirson)

Produced by
Julian Ludwig .... associate producer (as Julian J. Ludwig)
Theodore Strauss .... associate producer
David L. Wolper .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William T. Cartwright  (as William Cartwright)
Harry V. Knapp  (as Harry Knapp)
Marshall Neilan Jr.  (as Marshall Neilan)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Alfred Sweeney  (as Alfred Sweeney Jr.)
 
Art Direction by
Bohuslav Kulic 
 
Makeup Department
Miloslav Jandera .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Milton Feldman .... executive production manager
Horst Meyer .... production manager
Ottavio Oppo .... production manager
Jirí Pokorný .... production manager (as Jiri Pokorny)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director (as Reggie Callow)
William Kronick .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Donald B. Nunley .... property master (as Donald Nunley)
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Hans Ebel .... sound mixer
Al Overton .... sound mixer
Don Wortham .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Logan Frazee .... special effects (as Logan R. Frazee)
 
Stunts
Hal Needham .... stunt supervisor
Fritz Ford .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gordon Meagher .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Balchus .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
George Fredrick .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Yannoulla Wakefield .... location auditor
 
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor
George Fields .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Albert Glasser .... music copyist (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jean Baker .... executive secretary
May Capsaski .... production secretary (as May Capsaskis)
Ken Hechler .... special technical advisor (as Rep. Ken Hechler {W. Va.})
Marion Mertes .... continuity
Robert Pederson .... comptroller (as Robert Pedersen)
Cecil Roberts .... technical advisor (as Col. Cecil Roberts USA Ret.)
Theodore Strauss .... supervising story consultant
Irmgard von Ruexleben .... production secretary (as Irmgard Von Ruexleben)
David L. Wolper .... presenter
 
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115 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:A (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: feature and trailer: 114m) (2003) | UK:PG (video rating: 112m) (1986) | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Average Shot Length = ~6.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.3 seconds.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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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45 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent War Movie, 21 May 2005
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

I remember seeing this movie in the late 1970s and liked it a lot and still watch it every time it's broadcast not infrequently on television . I was very disappointed that it didn't make the recent list of Channel 4 's 100 GREATEST WAR MOVIES list

What I like about THE BRIDGE AT REMAGEN is its cynical edge . You see in these type of movies the Yanks are invincible knights in shining armour while the Jerries are invariably goose stepping Nazi dumbkopfs and while there is an element to Uncle Sam winning the war single handed it's nowhere enough to drag the movie into mediocrity . When I say " cynical " the screenplay is very even handed - The Americans loot from the bodies of the dead and come close to fragging a senior officer at one point while German civilians bleat that they're not Nazis seconds after taking down prized portraits of Adolph Hitler

Of course much of the cynicism is helped because of the period setting . It's only a few weeks from the final end of the war in Europe and everyone knows what the outcome of the war is going to be but everyone still kills and dies regardless . There is something more poignant about this than say the battle of Stalingrad in 1942 or D Day in 1944 hence the obvious war weariness from the Americans . It's different for the Germans who are fighting the enemy in their own borders . It should also be pointed out that in reality they know the Nazi death camps have been found and someone will be paying a heavy price for these crimes against humanity hence the Germans are in no hurry to surrender

Being made in 1969 I wonder if the war in Vietnam was at the back of the producers minds ? The one major German character Kreuger is portrayed as just a soldier protecting his homeland while we see scenes of American bombers dropping ordnance on innocent civilians that include young children and woman in their eighties . Maybe it's just another example of cynicism ? but one things for sure - You won't be seeing something like this coming out of a Hollywood studio today

If you like war movies you'll like THE BRIDGE AT REMAGEN a lot . It's intelligent , cynical and contains a really great score from Elmer Bernstien

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