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The Great Escape (1963)

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Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
Hilts 'The Cooler King'
James Garner James Garner
Hendley 'The Scrounger'
Richard Attenborough Richard Attenborough
Bartlett 'Big X'
James Donald James Donald
Ramsey 'The SBO'
Charles Bronson Charles Bronson
Danny 'Tunnel King'
Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence
Blythe 'The Forger'
James Coburn James Coburn
Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
Hannes Messemer Hannes Messemer
Von Luger 'The Kommandant'


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James Clavell James Clavell
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A classic World War II extravaganza!

13 years, 1 month ago at Aug 26 8:00
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"I haven't seen Berlin yet, from the ground or from the air, and I plan on doing both before the war is over."

John Sturges' The Great Escape is debatably the greatest World War II adventure film in cinematic history. Multitudes of film buffs will collectively agree that Sturges' classic action/adventure masterpiece is highly deserving of its reputation, everlasting acclaim and endl... read more

CLASSIC!

11 years, 4 months ago at Jun 7 16:52
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When I first saw this film which was a couple of years ago, I absolutely loved it but after revisiting it, I still really liked it a lot! It is a very entertaining film that is adventurous, quite funny and very intense especially during the escape attempts and when some of the prisoners become fugitives. There is one minor fault I have with this film was that I think it could have been about 20 mi... read more

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10 years, 6 months ago at Apr 11 16:01
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You'll laugh, you'll cry, this movie will stick with you. What more can be said about a classic movie?
The Great Escape is funny and serious in good proportion. It has definitely aged well, being just as interesting, entertaining and relevant to modern audiences as it was the year it was released. I firmly believe that everyone should see this movie. Everyone.
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Release date: 4 July 1963
UPC: 027616668028
Tags: War (29), Drama (19), World War II (16), 1963 (16), WWII (15), Action (14), Adventure (13), Prison (13), Escape (11), Nazi (10), 1960s (10), History (9), POW (8), Steve McQueen (7), Forgery (7), Sand (6), Train (5), Wallet (5), Based On True Story (4)
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