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This massive 1977 adaptation by director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi) of Cornelius Ryan's novel 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

DVD Features

  • 2-Disc Set
  • Anamorphic - 2.35
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Dolby Surround Sound - French
  • English and French Subtitles

Cast

Wolfgang PreissField Marshal Von Rundstedt
Dirk BogardeLieutenant General Browning
Sean ConneryMajor General Urquhart
Ryan O'NealBrigadier General Gavin
Gene HackmanMajor General Sosabowski
Edward FoxLieutenant General Horrocks
Michael CaineLieutenant Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur
Michael ByrneLieutenant Colonel Giles Vandeleur
Anthony HopkinsLieutenant Colonel Frost
James CaanStaff Sergeant Dohun
Alun ArmstrongCorporal Davies
Maximilian SchellLieutenant General Bittrich
Hardy KrugerMajor General Ludwig
Elliott GouldColonel Stout
Ben CrossTrooper Binns
Laurence OlivierDoctor Spaander
Robert RedfordMajor Cook
John RatzenbergerU.S. Lieutenant
Richard AttenboroughLunatic Wearing Glasses

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Richard Attenborough
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 176
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 15, 1977
    EuropeJun 23, 1977
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 1, 2001
    EuropeMay 24, 2004
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