A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Hail Mary Crossing

Major Cook (Robert Redford) leads his troops across the river in flimsy boats against overwhelming enemy firepower during broad daylight.

Directed by Richard Attenborough.

Released in 1977 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Soldier
  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Explode
  • action: Shoot
  • action: Kill
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Military & War Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • mood: Violent
  • primary-occasion: Holidays
  • secondary-occasion: Memorial Day
  • prop: Paddle
  • prop: Machine Gun
  • prop: Boat
  • prop: Row Boat
  • prop: Gun
  • prop: Tanks
  • prop: Rifle
  • setting: River
  • setting: Boat
  • theme: Heroism
  • theme: Fear
  • theme: Life and Death
  • theme: War
  • actor: Ryan O'Neal
  • actor: John Ratzenberger
  • actor: Robert Redford
  • director: Richard Attenborough
  • producer: John Palmer
  • producer: Richard P. Levine
  • producer: Michael Stanley-Evans
  • producer: Joseph E. Levine
  • cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth
  • composer: John Addison
  • editor: Antony Gibbs
  • costume-designer: Anthony Mendleson
  • production-designer: Terence Marsh
  • role-name: U.S. lieutenant
  • role-name: Maj. Julian Cook
  • role-name: Brigadier General Gavin
  • screenwriter: Cornelius Ryan
  • screenwriter: William Goldman
  • year: 1977
  • studio: MGM