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.

  1. Cornelius Ryan


  2. Richard Attenborough


  3. William Goldman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning

  2. James Caan

    James Caan

    Sgt. Eddie Dohun

  3. Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur

  4. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    Maj. Gen. Robert E. Urquhart

  5. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox

    Lt. Gen. Brian G. Horrocks

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A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 15, 1977


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 55m

Budget $22,000,000.00

Revenue $50,750,000.00

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