The Great Escape (NR)

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Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist type prisoners of war are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.
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Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson
Directed by: John Sturges
Written by: James Clavell
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
NR 1963 172 mins.