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A Bridge Too Far(1977)

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  • Market Garden was real, this film is not

    • denscul
    • 6/27/13

    This film does prove the axiom, that wars are won by the Generals who commit the least mistakes. That would also include the political leadership. Hitler made more mistakes than the Allies, who allowed a prudish son of a Protestant Minister, to design a battle for his personal glory. Not unlike the TCM showing of "They died with their boots on." This battle enabled the Nazi's to fight into 1945, and could have lead to a stalemate in the Western Front. Without the failure of Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge would never taken place, and perhaps, my uncle would not have died flying his P-51 in support of this battle.That being said, this is a good war film but do not watch it with your wife, girl friend or sister. This was war fought by men on both sides, who fought heroically for the most part. There has been too much propaganda about Hitler and the Nazi's in most films made to date. The German Army was not comprised by the SS or Gestapo. Most of the men fighting, at least the privates, were draftees, who had lost all their idealism about what the war was about. It was about surviving. The Allied Generals and the Nazi Generals may have cared. Most of them did survive the war. One last critique. The film at times seemed as long as the actual battle.

  • magnificent cast and story - but 3 hours !?!~

    • Wm Schumacher
    • 8/22/09

    I've never heard of the Nazis allowing the wounded to be evacuated. Its clear the actors took delight in participating in such an epoch as there are so many hallowed names involved - right down to Gene Hackman, Donald Sutherland, Maximillian Schell Sean Connery,Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, and many of my favorite lesser knowns: Denholm Elliott , Liv Ullmann,Dirk Bogarde, Hardy Kruger etc.

  • Good War Film

    • jeff schultz
    • 5/2/09

    This is a great war film. It based on Operation market garden. It has a lot of good actors in it.

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    • Warren Beatty
    • 8/7/07

    Cornelius Ryan wrote the book.

  • Good movie, but short on facts

    • Warren Beatty
    • 7/27/07

    I lived in Arnhem, read Herman Wouk's book, talked to people who wewe really there, and traveled extensively in the area. This movie takes many liberties. In fact, this movie is nothing like what really happened. But it is a pretty good movie.

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