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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG
161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

British POWs build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, oblivious of the Allies' plans to destroy it.
Director
Writers
Pierre Boulle (novel "Le pont de la rivière Kwaï") | Carl Foreman (screenplay) (originally uncredited) | Michael Wilson (screenplay) (originally uncredited)
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Release date
Dec 14, 1957 (United States)

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Alec Guinness
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Jack Hawkins
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Sessue Hayakawa
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James Donald
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Geoffrey Horne
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André Morell
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Peter Williams
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John Boxer
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Percy Herbert
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Ann Sears
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Heihachirô Ôkawa
Captain Kanematsu (as Heihachirô 'Henry' Ôkawa) Captain Kanematsu (as Heihachirô 'Henry' Ôkawa)   See fewer
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Keiichirô Katsumoto
Lieutenant Miura (as Keiichiro Katsumoto, K. Katsumoto) Lieutenant Miura (as Keiichiro Katsumoto, K. Katsumoto)   See fewer
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Vilaiwan Seeboonreaung
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Ngamta Suphaphongs
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Javanart Punynchoti
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Kannikar Dowklee
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Tsai Chin
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Christopher Greet
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Herbert Nelson
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8.1 / 10 | 190,614 votes