A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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

  • Genre: Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1977-06-15
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 384 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: United Artists
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular 'bridge too far') was doomed to failure.

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  • Dirk Bogarde

    as Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning
  • James Caan

    as Sgt. Eddie Dohun
  • Michael Caine

    as Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur
  • Sean Connery

    as Maj. Gen. Robert E. Urquhart
  • Edward Fox

    as Lt. Gen. Brian G. Horrocks
  • Elliott Gould

    as Col. Robert Stout
  • Gene Hackman

    as Maj. Gen. Stanislaw F. Sosabowski
  • Anthony Hopkins

    as Lt. Col. John D. Frost
  • Hardy Krüger

    as Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl Ludwig
  • Laurence Olivier

    as Dr. Jan Spaander
  • Ryan O'Neal

    as Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
  • Robert Redford

    as Maj. Julian Cook
  • Maximilian Schell

    as General der Waffen-SS Wilhelm Bittrich
  • Liv Ullmann

    as Kate ter Horst - "the Angel of Arnhem"
  • John Judd

    as Sergeant Clegg
  • Denholm Elliott

    as RAF meteorologist officer
  • Jeremy Kemp

    as R.A.F. Briefing Officer
  • Wolfgang Preiss

    as Field Marshal Karl R.G. Von Rundstedt
  • Nicholas Campbell

    as Capt. Glass
  • Colin Farrell

    as Cpl. Hancock
  • Walter Kohut

    as Field Marshal Walter Model
  • Alun Armstrong

    as Cpl. Davies
  • Hans von Borsody

    as Gen. Günther Blumentritt
  • Hartmut Becker

    as German Sentry
  • Michael Byrne

    as Lt. Col. Giles A.M. Vandeleur
  • Garrick Hagon

    as Lt. Rafferty
  • John Ratzenberger

    as U.S. Lieutenant
  • Fred Williams

    as Capt. Grabner
  • Ben Cross

    as Trooper Binns
  • Arthur Hill

    as U.S. Medical Colonel
  • Edward Kalinski

    as Pvt. Archer
  • Ben Howard

    as Sergeant Towns
  • Donald Douglas

    as Brig. Gen. Gerald Lathbury
  • Tom van Beek

    as Jan Ter Horst
  • Siem Vroom

    as Underground Leader
  • Marlies van Alcmaer

    as Underground Leader's Wife
  • Erik van 't Wout

    as Underground Leader's Son
  • Donald Pickering

    as Lt. Col. Mackenzie
  • Frank Grimes

    as Maj. Fuller
  • Stephen Moore

    as Maj. Steele
  • Peter Settelen

    as Lt. Cole
  • Paul Copley

    as Pvt. Wicks
  • Gerald Sim

    as Col. Sims
  • Harry Ditson

    as US Private
  • Stanley Lebor

    as RSM
  • Christopher Good

    as Maj. Carlyle
  • Anthony Milner

    as Pvt. Dodds
  • Norman Gregory

    as Pvt. Morgan
  • Barry McCarthy

    as Pvt. Clark
  • Lex van Delden

    as Sgt. Matthias
  • Michael Wolf

    as Field Marshal Model's Aide
  • Brian Hawksley

    as Vicar
  • Erik Chitty

    as Church Organist
  • Geoffrey Hinsliff

    as British Radio Operator
  • Sean Mathias

    as Irish Guards Officer
  • Tim Beekman

    as German Private
  • Hilary Minster

    as British Medical Officer
  • David English

    as Pvt. Andrews
  • Michael Graham Cox

    as Capt. Cleminson
  • Timothy Morand

    as British Corporal
  • James Wardroper

    as Pvt. Gibbs
  • Stephen Rayment

    as Grenadier Guards Officer
  • Peter Gordon

    as US Sergeant
  • Brian Gwaspari

    as US Engineer
  • Neil Kennedy

    as Col. Barker
  • John Salthouse

    as Pvt. 'Ginger' Marsh
  • Jack Galloway

    as Pvt. Vincent
  • Milton Cadman

    as Pvt. Long
  • David Auker

    as 'Taffy' Brace
  • Jonathan Hackett

    as Glider Pilot
  • Patrick Ryecart

    as German Lieutenant
  • Richard Kane

    as Col. Weaver
  • Toby Salaman

    as Pvt. Stephenson
  • Anthony Pullen Shaw

    as US Captain
  • Edward Seckerson

    as British Padre
  • Michael Bangerter

    as British Staff Colonel
  • Dick Rienstra

    as Capt. Krafft
  • Ian Liston

    as Sgt. Whitney
  • George Innes

    as Sgt. Macdonald
  • Simon Chandler

    as Pvt. Simmonds
  • Paul Rattee

    as Pvt. Sheridan
  • Paul Rattee

    as Pvt. Gordon
  • Mark Sheridan

    as Sgt. Tomblin
  • John Stride

    as Grenadier Guards Major
  • Niall Padden

    as Medical Orderly
  • Shaun Curry

    as Cpl. Robbins
  • Sebastian Abineri

    as Sgt. Treadwell
  • Pieter Groenier

    as Young Dutch Couple
  • Adrienne Kleiweg

    as Young Dutch Couple
  • Georgette Reyevski

    as Old Dutch Couple
  • Johan te Slaa

    as Old Dutch Couple
  • Mary Smithuysen

    as Old Dutch Lady
  • Hans Croiset

    as Hans - Old Dutch Lady's Son
  • Henny Alma

    as Dutch Villager
  • Bertus Botterman

    as Dutch Villager
  • Josephine Peeper

    as Cafe Waitress
  • Myles Reithermann

    as Boat Truck Driver
  • Andrew Branch

    as Flute Player
  • Ray Jewers

    as US Radio Operator
  • Keith Drinkel

    as Lt. Cornish
  • Stephen Churchett

    as British Soldier
  • Richard Attenborough

    as Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited)
  • Anthony Milner

    as Private Dodds
  • John Morton

    as US Padre
Camera Geoffrey Unsworth Director of Photography
Writing William Goldman Screenplay
Production Joseph E. Levine Producer
Art Terence Marsh Production Design
Directing Richard Attenborough Director
Art Stuart Craig Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Mendleson Costume Design
Production Michael Stanley-Evans Producer
Art Alan Tomkins Art Direction
Editing Antony Gibbs Editor
Production Miriam Brickman Casting
Sound John Addison Original Music Composer
Production John Palmer Associate Producer
Sound Simon Kaye Sound Recordist
Writing Cornelius Ryan Novel
Production Richard P. Levine Producer
Art Roy Stannard Art Direction
Sound Peter Horrocks Sound Editor
Sound Les Wiggins Sound Editor