An epic film that "re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II" (The Hollywood Reporter), A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture. Painstakingly recreated on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford, A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history. In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG

War/Action/Drama · 2h 49m · 6/15/1977

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Out of the sky comes the screen's most incredible spectacle of men and war!

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An epic film that "re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II" (The Hollywood Reporter), A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture. Painstakingly recreated on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford, A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history. In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German, Polish, Dutch

Country

United States

Production Company

Joseph E. Levine Productions

Budget

$26,000,000

Revenue

$51,400,000
Cast
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Anthony Hopkins

Lieutenant Colonel Frost
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Paul Copley

Pvt. Wicks
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Liv Ullmann

Kate Ter Horst
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Colin Farrell

Cpl. Hancock
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Denholm Elliott

R.A.F. Met. Officer
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Gerald Sim

Col. Sims
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Donald Pickering

Lt. Col. Mackenzie
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Stanley Lebor

Regimental Sergeant Major
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Ben Howard

Sergeant Towns
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Arthur Hill

U.S. Medical Colonel
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Siem Vroom

Underground Leader
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Marlies van Alcmaer

Underground Leader's Wife (as Marlies Van Alcmaer)
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Erik van 't Wout

Underground Leader's Son (as Eric Van't Wout)
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Wolfgang Preiss

Field Marshal Gerd Von Rundstedt
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Hans von Borsody

Gen. Blumentritt (as Hans Von Borsody)
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Josephine Peeper

Cafe Waitress
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Dirk Bogarde

Lt .Gen. Browning
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Paul Maxwell

Maj. Gen. Maxwell Taylor
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Sean Connery

Maj. Gen. Urquhart
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Ryan O'Neal

Brig. Gen. Gavin
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Gene Hackman

Maj. Gen. Sosabowski
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Walter Kohut

Field Marshal Model
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Peter Faber

Capt. 'Harry' Bestebreurtje
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Hartmut Becker

German Sentry
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Frank Grimes

Maj. Fuller
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Jeremy Kemp

R.A.F. Briefing Officer
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Donald Douglas

Brig Lathbury
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Peter Settelen

Lt. Cole
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Stephen Moore

Maj. Steele
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Edward Fox

Lt. Gen. Horrocks
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Michael Caine

Lt. Col. J.O.E. Vandeleur
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Michael Byrne

Lt. Col. Giles Vandeleur
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Nicholas Campbell

Capt. Glass
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James Caan

SSgt. Dohun
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Harry Ditson

U.S. Private
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Erik Chitty

Organist
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Brian Hawksley

Vicar
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Christopher Good

Major Carlyle
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Norman Gregory

Private Morgan
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Alun Armstrong

Corporal Davies
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Anthony Milner

Private Dodds
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Barry McCarthy

Private Clark
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Lex van Delden

Sergeant Matthias (as Lex Van Delden)
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Maximilian Schell

Lieutenant General Bittrich
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Michael Wolf

Field Marshal Model's Aide
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Hardy Krüger

Major General Ludwig (as Hardy Kruger)
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Sean Mathias

Irish Guards Lieutenant
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Tim Beekman

German Private
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Edward Seckerson

British Padre
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Tom van Beek

Jan Ter Horst (as Tom Van Beek)
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Bertus Botterman

Dutch Villager
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Henny Alma

Dutch Villager
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Elliott Gould

Colonel Stout
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Ray Jewers

U.S. Radio Operator
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Geoffrey Hinsliff

British Wireless Operator
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Keith Drinkel

Lieutenant Cornish
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Mary Smithuysen

Old Dutch Lady
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Hans Croiset

Hans. Her Son
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Fred Williams

Captain Grabner
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John Peel

German Lieutenant
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John Judd

Sergeant Clegg
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Ben Cross

Trooper Binns
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Hilary Minster

British Medical Officer
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David English

Private Andrews
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Michael Graham Cox

Captain Cleminson
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Johan te Slaa

Elderly Dutch Couple (as Johan Te Slaa)
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Georgette Reyevski

Elderly Dutch Couple
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Pieter Groenier

Young Dutch Couple
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Adrienne Kleiweg

Young Dutch Couple
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Peter Gordon

U.S. Sergeant
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Garrick Hagon

Lieutenant Rafferty
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Brian Gwaspari

U.S. Engineer
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Stephen Rayment

Grenadier Guards Lieutenant
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Timothy Morand

British Corporal (as Tim Morand)
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James Wardroper

Private Gibbs
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Neil Kennedy

Colonel Barker
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John Salthouse

Private 'Ginger' Marsh
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Jonathan Hackett

Glider Pilot
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Jack Galloway

Private Vincent
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Milton Cadman

Private Long
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David Auker

'Taffy' Brace
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Laurence Olivier

Doctor Spaander
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Richard Kane

Colonel Weaver
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Toby Salaman

Private Stephenson
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Michael Bangerter

British Staff Colonel
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Philip Raymond

Grenadier Guards Colonel
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Myles Reithermann

Boat Truck Driver
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Robert Redford

Major Cook
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Anthony Pullen Shaw

U.S. Captain (as Anthony Pullen)
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John Morton

U.S. Padre
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John Ratzenberger

U.S. Lieutenant
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Patrick Ryecart

German Lieutenant
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Dick Rienstra

Captain Krafft
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Ian Liston

Sergeant Whitney
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Paul Rattee

Private Gordon
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Mark Sheridan

Sergeant Tomblin
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George Innes

Sergeant Macdonald
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John Stride

Grenadier Guards Major
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Niall Padden

British Medical Orderly
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Michael Graves

British Medical Orderly
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Simon Chandler

Private Simmonds
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Edward Kalinski

Private Archer
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Shaun Curry

Corporal Robbins
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Sebastian Abineri

Sergeant Treadwell
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Chris Williams

Corporal Merrick (as Christopher Williams)
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Andrew Branch

Flute Player
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Anthony Garner

British Staff Major
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Feliks Arons

Dutch Priest
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Stuart Blake

Soldier
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Stephen Churchett

Soldier
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Jon Croft

Soldier
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Patrick Dickson

Soldier
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Adrian Gibbs

Soldier
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Jason Gregory

Soldier
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Stewart Guidotti

Soldier
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Patrick Hannaway

Soldier
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Brian Haughton

Soldier
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Anthony Howden

Soldier
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Frank Jarvis

Col. Frost's Aide
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David Killick

Soldier
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Dan Long

Soldier
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Gerald Martin

Soldier
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Edward McDermott

Soldier
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Tony McHale

Soldier
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Jack McKenzie

Soldier
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Francis Mughan

Soldier
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Richard Ommanney

Soldier (as Richard Ommaney)
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Peter Quince

Soldier
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Robin Scobey

Soldier
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Farrell Sheridan

Soldier
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James Snell

Soldier
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Michael Stock

Soldier
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David Stockton

Soldier
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Paul Vaughan-Teague

Soldier
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Jason White

Soldier
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Mark York

Soldier
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Richard Attenborough

Lunatic Wearing Glasses (uncredited)
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Gerard Franken

Soldier (uncredited)
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John Careless

British Paratrooper (uncredited)
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Anthony Robb

German Officer (uncredited)
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Robert Wisepart

Soldier (uncredited)
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Roy Boyd

Soldier (as Ray Boyd)
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Jacques Luijer

Dutch Couple (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Attenborough

Director
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Cornelius Ryan

Writer
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William Goldman

Writer
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Geoffrey Unsworth

Cinematograpy
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Antony Gibbs

Editor
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John Addison

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Disc Releases
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10/21/1998

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6/3/2007

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10/23/2007

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10/25/2005

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4/6/2010

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5/7/2002

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