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The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai (History Channel)
The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai
History Channel
Actor: Edward Woodward
Director: David De Vries
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 40min

The film "The Bridge on the River Kwai" dramatized the WWII story of the Thailand-Burma Railway, yet it was largely fictional. Over 65,000 Allied P.O.W.s battled torture, starvation, and disease to hack the 255-mile railwa...  more »

     
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Actor: Edward Woodward
Director: David De Vries
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, History
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/27/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai
Dwight Heminger | Claremont, CA USA | 02/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This story is historically accurate - no punches pulled. It's not a "Hollywood" fairy tale entertainment as the 1957 movie turned out to be - this is real and worth adding to your library. Not only is it a great historical epic, but it also pays tribute to the hundreds/thousands of men who died building not one, but two bridges over the River Kwai. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in history of WWII in the Pacific Theater."
Shame on Hollywood
N. Douglas | Hamilton, OH | 12/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After seeing this on the actual history channel I had to get a copy for myself and my WWII history buff brother in law. It tells the REAL story of the Bridge over the river Kwai which was so misrepresented by the movie that came out of Hollywood. It was no bunch of whistling soldiers---it was a death camp. A must for anyone who collects WWII movies and information."
True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai
Bill Rodgers | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a good review of the "True" story. I visited the Bridge last year and was very touched at the site and the suffering that took place at this place. This film is well presented."
Very well done
Frederic R. Musolff | 05/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Very well done. Totally different from the movie we are all use to seeing.
This should be watched by anyone going to visit that area of the world."