Lt. Col. J.O.E. Vandeleur
Michael Caine as "Lt. Col. J.O.E. Vandeleur" in A Bridge Too Far (1977):
Remember what the general said; we're the cavalry. It would be bad form to arrive in advance of schedule. In the nick of time would do nicely.
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A Bridge Too Far - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: Out of the sky comes the screen's most incredible spectacle of men and war!
Genres: Drama | Epic | Historical | War
Released: 15 June 1977 ()
Length: 175 min
Rating: 4 out of 5 4/5
  • A fantastic WW2 epic with a 1970's "all star" ensemble cast.
  • A classic tale of honour in defeat.
  • Truly epic scenes created with real parachutes, real tanks, and real people and zero computer-generated effects!
Starring: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Edward Fox, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford. Directed by Richard Attenborough. Out of the sky comes the screen's most incredible spectacle of men and war!
Lt. Gen. Frederick 'Boy' Browning
Maj. Gen. Roy Urquhart

[last lines]

I've just been on to Monty. He's very proud and pleased.Pleased?Of course. He thinks Market Garden was 90% successful.But what do you think?Well, as you know, I always felt we tried to go a bridge too far.
Maj. Gen. Gunther Blumentritt
F.M. Gerd von Rundstedt
Everyone knows you have never lost a battle.I'm still young, give me time.
SSgt. Eddie Dohun
Where's the captain?


Didn't ask you how he was. I asked you where he was.
Col. Robert Stout
Lt. Col. J.O.E. Vandeleur
I'm Bobby Stout.Have you ever been liberated before?I got divorced twice, does that count?That counts.
Lt. Gen. Horrocks
Lt. Col. J.O.E. Vandeleur
Do you think you'll be able to pull it off, Joe?I have nothing else planned for this afternoon.
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