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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 »

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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

Lieutenant Phil Hartman (George Segal) was closely based on Lieutenant Karl Timmermann who led the first American units across the bridge. Timmermann was born just a hundred miles from the bridge at Remagen, in Frankfurt am Main. His mother was a local Frankfurt girl and his father was a soldier in the post-World War I US Army occupation forces, born in Nebraska to German Immigrant parents, who deserted to marry her. The father received a dishonorable discharge before returning to Nebraska with his wife and son. Karl and his younger siblings grew up in the small town of West Point, Nebraska where everyone knew of their father's dishonorable discharge, and he joined the US Army prior to the US entry into World War II, determined to restore honor to the family name, as did one brother and their sister after the US entered the war. See more »

Goofs

The movie makes it look like the Rhine river near Remagen is floating through a steep sloped valley. The town of Remagen however is built on the flat bank of the river. 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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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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