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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?

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Richard Yates (screenplay), William Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Lt. Phil Hartman
Robert Vaughn ... Maj. Paul Krueger
Ben Gazzara ... Sgt. Angelo
Bradford Dillman ... Maj. Barnes
E.G. Marshall ... Brig. Gen. Shinner
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 ... Cpl. Grebs
Robert Logan ... Pvt. Bissell
Matt Clark ... Cpl. Jellicoe
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Storyline

In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperately searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhine 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 »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war violence and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

23 October 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bridge at Remagen See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wolper Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Germans were expecting six hundred kilograms of high-grade military explosives to destroy the bridge. As the battle commences, the explosives arrive and are placed on the bridge. The boxes containing the explosives are labelled "Gelatine Donarit 25kg". A German officer sees this, and tells another soldier to double the amount of explosives for each charge. During the battle, the Germans received the additional explosives at 11:00 a.m. on March 7, about three hours before the Americans arrived. But they only received one-half the amount requested. Worse, they found they had been sent Donarit, a much weaker ammonium nitrate-based industrial explosive used in mining. This would explain why the charges failed to bring the bridge down. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, as Robert Vaughn speaks with his commanding officer in the castle, his father is clearly named as Von Krüger, which can be spelled Krueger in German. However, in the credits Vaughn's character is called Paul Kreuger (which would be pronounced as Kroyger). This besides the apparent dropping of the 'von'. 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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Classic War Movie!
10 January 2006 | by JimmyCamelSee all my reviews

Very under rated war epic. Why this movie isn't just as big as the other big war movies of the 60's(the guns of Navarro /bridge to far) is probably because it was to realistic for the times! acting is good only problem is that the Germans speak a little bit to good English but the action is topnotch especially the big tank battle scene in the middle of the movie, is one of the best war scenes i've ever seen till this day!!!The Bridge scene is also very impressive with tanks that destroy huge apartment blocks! this was a big budget movie at the time you can tell you can't count the extra's walking around and the destruction is as realistic as I've ever seen !!TRULY A MUST SEE FOR WAR MOVIE LOVERS!!!


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