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The Great Escape
Genre: Adventure / Drama / History / War
Director(s): John Sturges
Release Date: 19 June 1963
Movie rating: 8.2
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What is the movie The Great Escape about?
Frustrated by the amount of resources necessary to track down escaped allied prisoners of war, Nazi authorities build a state of the art prisoners of war camp to hold the most stubborn, most effective and most dangerous escapees. Soon the prison holds a sort of an all star team of escape artists, with experts in different fields, such as digging tunnels, scouting, mapping, and so forth. They begin to hatch a plan about “the great escape”, which would not only get the prisoners freed, but also make the Germans spend enormous resources to try and capture them, resources that would otherwise be used in the battle fields. They start to work on digging three separate tunnels, with different groups assigned to different tasks: digging, distracting the officers, gathering information or procuring the necessary tools. When the guards discover one of the three secret tunnels the plan of escape is hurried. Many of them manage to escape and they split into small groups heading in different directions. Remainder of the film depicts various pursuits of the escaped prisoners. Most of them are shot dead, some of them are returned to the camp, and only a few of them reach safety in the neutral countries of Switzerland, Spain or Sweden. The film is based n the book of the same name written by Paul Brickhill, who was a war prisoner in the infamous Stalag Luft III camp, where he was heavily involved with the planning of the great escape, even though he didn’t take part in tunneling or the escape itself, due to his claustrophobia.
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Niklas Barlow @ 25-Aug-2014 11:01 Report a spam

The Great Escape is a classic war movie with plenty happening in it. It just so happens that it is my all time favorite having seen it zillion times since it first was released. Steve McQueen , as Hilts, was the driving force behind this movie. He seemed to tie everything together between the American and British prisoners especially in the scene where they were celebrating the 4th of July with the drums and good ole fashioned American moonshine. The Great Escape contains one of the most famous movie scenes of all times when McQueen has half of the German army chasing after him while riding his motorcycle trying to jump the barb wire fence to get to Switzerland. All in all, The Great Escape had a cast of actors that was so strong that it was a wonder they got this movie made in the first place with all of the egos involved. James Garner, Charles Bronson, Angus Lennie, James Coburn, etc. were absolutely awesome

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