The Bridge at Remagen
- 1 hr 55 min
Based on the book of the same name by US Representative Ken Hechler and starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn, The Bridge at Remagen is a fictionalized portrayal of the events surrounding the last months of World War II. It begins with the US Army attempting and failing to capture the Oberkassel railway bridge. Lt. Phil Hartman (Segal) is promoted but is tired from the war and is less than thrilled. He is ordered to Remagen at the Rhine River where he is promised he and his beleaguered troops will be granted a rest. Meanwhile, Major Krüger a similarly seasoned officer is also ordered to Remagen to destroy the bridge at that location but must also attempt to defend the bridge to allow a trapped platoon to escape. Jaded by war time politics both officers meet in battle over the ill-fated bridge, with both sides suffering casualties who will make out alive from this seemingly doomed conflict?