PG | | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Due to permissions and budgetary constraints, the movie was not shot in Arnhem, but in Deventer, which lies thirty-five kilometers (twenty-two miles) to the north. The scenery and the bridge, however, looked very much like Arnhem.
SSgt. Eddie Dohun:
Colonel, if you don't look at him right now, he's going to die.
U.S. medical colonel: He's dead now.
SSgt. Eddie Dohun: It would mean a lot to me, sir, if you'd check him out.
U.S. medical colonel: Come on, Sergeant! For Chrissakes get him out of here!
SSgt. Eddie Dohun: Would you look at him please, sir.
SSgt. Eddie Dohun: Right now. Or I'll blow ...
When the Americans are paddling across the river they get shelled. At one point an explosive charge goes off and the cable holding it underwater is launched up into the air. It is clearly visible.
English, German, Dutch, Polish, Latin
$50,800,000 (USA) (31 December 1977)
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