• A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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A Bridge Too Far

Release Date: July 15th, 1977

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 1998

PG |2 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Late in 1944, the Allies seem to have the upper hand in the European land war. A combined British and American paratrooper force, led by American general Gavin and British general Urquhart (Sean Connery), plans to take a highway leading from the Netherlands into Germany, so that British ground troops led by Lieutenant General Horrocks (Edward Fox) and Lieutenant Colonel Vandeleur (Michael Caine) can enter enemy territory. But the Allies soon learn that they may be overconfident.

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins

Director: Richard Attenborough

Genres: Docudrama, War

Production Co: Joseph E. Levine Productions

Keywords: Soldier, 1940s, Brooding, Rescue, Quest

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Awards

Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Winner Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)