A film with plenty of incredible star power, A Bridge Too Far is a World War II epic depicting a failed Allied operation called Operation Market Garden, in which the Allies attempted to retake the Nazi-held Netherlands. Based on the book of the same name, the film was directed by Richard Attenborough with a screenplay by William Goldman from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All The President’s Men. James Caan stars as American Staff Sergeant Eddie Dohun alongside an incredible cast that includes Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Dirk Bogarde.
Caan’s performance as Dohun in this film is excellent as he really sells the desperation of these Allied soldiers on the battlefield. However, Caan’s absolute best scene in “A Bridge Too Far” actually takes place off the battlefield, in the “save my captain” moment when his character points the gun at an army medic, forcing him to make sure his captain is still on the battlefield Life is. Without a doubt one of the best war movies of all time, “A Bridge Too Far” is one of those Caan movies that you just can’t miss and honestly don’t want to miss.