Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander.Written by
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The Warner Brothers DVD released on 3 May 2005, restores all of the missing scenes as well as a fifth scene featuring James MacArthur and George Montgomery. The disc runs only a few seconds short of 170 minutes. The film is also presented in the correct 2.75:1 aspect ratio, not the 2.20:1 ratio which TV and Laserdisc versions were framed at. See more »
This is a pretty good war film if you don't care about historical accuracy. The basic story is true but there are a lot of details that are completely wrong. Many World War II historians will find parts of the film to be completely incorrect. I am one of those and, while I enjoy the film as entertainment, I have to keep telling myself that it's just that. However, it's a well-acted, well-filmed and overall well-executed story. Henry Fonda and Robert Shaw are both great in this film. The combat scenes are, for the most part, pretty well done also, and some of those are fairly accurate. I have the film on tape and plan to keep it. It's a pretty good film, BUT.....
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