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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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Taglines:

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 »

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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 bridge used for filming, at Davle, Czech Republic, is 100m shorter than the real Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. See more »

Goofs

While the Remagen Bridge is full of defending German troops and fleeing civilian refugees, it is attacked by several American B-25 medium bombers. In actuality, B-25's were used by the RAF in the European Theater of Operations, not the American USAAF. See more »

Quotes

Major Paul Kreuger: I understand the Russians are at the Elbe.
Gen. von Brock: Yes.
Major Paul Kreuger: And here?
Gen. von Brock: Worse. Utter confusion. Every day I get orders to attack with divisions that no longer exist. Hitler still thinks he's winning the war.
Major Paul Kreuger: The Army helped bring Hitler into power. Are you saying we made a mistake?
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Featured in An Officer and a Movie: Bridge at Remagen (2011) See more »

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great final line
18 December 2000 | by jmd555555See all my reviews

I especially like the performance of Robert Vaughn in this film, as the German officer in charge of the blowing up of the Remagen bridge. His last line, in front of the firing squad, is one of the most memorable I know in the history of war films and it is all the more poignant for its juxtaposition immediately after the scene showing the emotional reunion of the characters played by George Segal and Ben Gazzara. Elmer Bernstein's memorable theme music also adds to ones enjoyment of this film although, much to my surprise, I gather that the film soundtrack has never been released in this country.


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