The Bridges at Toko-Ri

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

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William Holden's aircraft is hit while returning from the bombing mission. He ditches the plan in enemy territory. Mickey Rooney arrives in a chopper to pick him up but the chopper is badly damaged in firing. In the end both die while fighting the enemy.

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