The Bridge on the River Kwai - Classic Film Series

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  161 min.
Release Date: January 11, 2012 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
based on 8 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins


Set in 1942 during WWII, English prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge in Burma to help the Japanese in the relief effort. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) takes great interest in the bridge and begins to obsessively protect and push its construction. Colonel Nicholson' obsession leads him to trouble when the prisoners lose patience and discover his hidden agenda. Also playing Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Director: David Lean
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Sam Spiegel
Screenplay: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman

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  • 3 stars "it was ok.. a little slow actually and the ending wasnt very surprising..."
  • 5 stars "Love it!!"
  • 5 stars "An excellent movie I really enjoyed it."
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