|aThe bridge on the River Kwai|h[laserdisc] /|cColumbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ; director, David Lean ; producer Sam Spiegal.
|aNew York :|bRCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video,|c1983.
|a2 laserdiscs (161 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c12 in.
|aA videodisc release of the 1957 motion picture by Columbia.
|aBased on a novel by Pierre Boulle.
|aScreenplay, Pierre Boulle.
|aWilliam Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins.
|aIn World War II, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson, were captured by the Japanese and forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Meanwhile the British High Command has ordered a special commando team to destroy the bridge with a U.S. seaman known as Shears heading the raiding party. But by this time, the bridge has become a point of British pride to Nicholson.