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.
Of the fourteen actors to receive star billing, James Caan (Staff Sergeant Eddie Dohun) is the only one who does not share a scene with any of the others.
Maj. Julian Cook:
Hail Mary full of grace... Hail Mary full of grace...
When Kate Ter Horst is reading the bible to the dying British soldier, you can see Dr. Spaander standing still in the background not moving even though he is supposed to be performing surgery on a wounded soldier.
The 1996 U.S video release confusingly removed all the titles in the film which described the location of certain scenes and replaced Elliott Gould's yell of "Roll the fuckers" with "Roll 'em fellas". The same print was used for the initial 1998 DVD release though later MGM 2-disc releases feature the original uncut version.
English, German, Dutch, Polish, Latin
$50,800,000 (USA) (31 December 1977)
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