1977's A Bridge Too Far by director Richard Attenborough features an all-star cast in an epic rendering of a daring but ultimately disastrous raid behind enemy lines in Holland during the Second World War. A lengthy and exhaustive look at the mechanics of warfare and the price and futility of war, the film is almost too large for its aims but manages to be both picaresque and affecting, particularly in the performance of James Caan. The impressive cast includes Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery and Liv Ullmann... among others. While not a classic war film, it nevertheless manages to be a consistently interesting and exciting adventure. --Robert Lane [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Richard Attenborough's star-studded account of the failed 1944 Arnheim assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds - foul weather, bad luck, negligence on the part of intelligence officers - to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins also star. The screenplay is by William Goldman ('Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'All the President's Men'). Actors: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Gene Hackman Directors: Richard Attenborough Writers: Cornelius Ryan, William Goldman Producers: John Palmer, Joseph E. Levine, Michael Stanley-Evans, Richard P. Levine Language: Dutch, English, German Subtitles: Polish, English Number of discs: 2