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The Bridges at Toko-Ri [VHS]

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  • Actors: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss
  • Directors: Mark Robson
  • Writers: James A. Michener, Valentine Davies
  • Producers: George Seaton, William Perlberg
  • Format: Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: October 22, 1996
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0792110269
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,402 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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100 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on May 18, 2000
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The Korean War is the setting for "The Bridges At Toko-Ri," a story of individual sacrifice and the high cost of freedom, from director Mark Robson. Navy fighter-pilot Harry Brubaker (William Holden), a veteran of World War II, is called to serve again when the conflict in Korea escalates, which takes him away from his wife, Nancy (Grace Kelly), two young children and a successful law practice. When his plane goes down after a mission, into the sea just short of the carrier, he survives; but he bitterly questions the fairness of what he has been asked to do, while everyone back home is able to go on with the routine of their lives, uninterrupted. Rear Admiral George Tarrant (Fredric March), a man who has had his own share of personal tragedy (he looks upon Brubaker as the son he has lost to the war, himself), tells Brubaker it's a matter of distance; we do this because we're here; back home they're only doing just as you would be doing if you were there. When Brubaker is granted shore leave, strings are pulled, and arrangements are made for Nancy and the children to join him; a brief respite, after which he must return to face his most formidable challenge yet, flying against the bridges that span the canyons at Toko-Ri. Very probably a suicide mission, it is nevertheless believed that knocking out these particular bridges could bring about a turning point in the war, and Lieutenant Brubaker is called upon once again to play a pivotal roll in deciding the outcome. An excellent supporting cast ably brings to life the characters that infuse this drama with humanity. Mickey Rooney is unforgettable as Mike Forney, the fighting, Irish helicopter pilot who fishes Brubaker out of the sea when his plane crashes.Read more ›
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Adams on June 14, 2001
Format: DVD
I read this book when it first appeared in "Life" magazine and later reread it several times. I consider Michener's novel to be among the very best I've ever read and highly recommend it. It follows that Hollywood should (would)jump at the chance to adapt this short novel into a great anti-war film. As I remember the story, the film pretty much follows Michener's plot, with at least one notable exception that doesn't detract from the story's theme and impact. A strong cast, led by William Holden adds to the film's overall quality. Holden simply is outstanding as Lt. Harry Brubaker, a reserve World War II pilot called back to fly against the North Koreans and Chinese. But the supporting players, including Frederic March, Mickey Rooney, Robert Strauss and Charles McGraw are equally effective at depicting hard-nosed professionals. I only wish the staff and crew that put together the special effects were still around to share their thoughts on the spectacular bombing scenes using miniature sets, planes, etc.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Larry Scantlebury on December 19, 2005
Format: DVD
I only tire of the fact that many folks believe this to be an anti war movie. I think it's a war movie. You make your own conclusions. It is possible, I would point out, to not want to go to war, to believe that at this point in our lives as a nation we should have figured out how to avoid it, without labeling movies as "Gung Ho" or anti war. We don't seem to be able to do that, regrettably, so To Ko Ri becomes that much more poignant.

The other area I wrinkle my brow at is the Grace Kelly role. Seems wasted, unecessary. We already know that Harry Brubaker is a decent guy and we don't need carefully angled shots of Grace's not-so-modest bosom to reveal to us that yes, she's a babe and Brubaker loves her.

But the rest of the movie is a portrait of what men and women do at war from 'This Band of Brothers' which is an unbelievably brilliant story by Spielberg and Hanks of the landing/drop at Normandy through Jim Brady's chronicles of Korea to Vietnam to Iraq. They do jobs. The chopper drivers, the CAG, Admiral Tarant, 'Paddles,' it's men and women at work.

The final scene is not a Hollywood ending but it is a real ending. Absolutely brilliant. That there is so much knowledge, compassion and understanding over this forgotten war by the Amazon reviewers and on the Internet impacted somewhat by this movie 52 years later, is a credit to those who saw service there and Michner's excellent novel. I saw this movie as a child. It still puts tears in my eyes. 5 stars. Not enough. Larry Scantlebury
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This is a spectacular cast with a good story about a war that is largely forgotten today. William Holden flies from his carrier against the feared bridges despite his fears and misgivings. Holden is effective in conveying that his charater, Brubaker, doubts his chances for survival, especially when crounching in a mud filled trench awaiting for rescue by Mickey Rooney a second time. The first happened after ditching at sea when his jet's engine failed. Grace Kelley provides another reason for his hatred for the war and how it is disrupting his family life and legal practice in Denver. Earlier in the film Federick March reminds him that US Forces in Korea are the point of the spear providing security to the folks at home during the Cold War--now hotter. Mikey Rooney asks Holden when he too crashes in a rescue attempt, "Why us." Holden replies, "because we are here." As the film ends, March wonders where do we get such men.
This has well done flying scenes, excellent special effects, and a distinct but muted anti-war message. Adults will especially enjoy the maturity of the scipt. See it.
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