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The Great Escape, 1963

The Great Escape
Directed by: John Sturges
Written by: W.R. Burnett
Language:  English, German, French, Russian
Country:  USA
Runtime:  172 min
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The mood of The Great Escape is suspenseful, captivating, and exciting. The plot centers around a prison breakout, captivity, and soldiers. It is a war, period, and historical movie. Stylistically, The Great Escape features an all-star cast, has a Hollywood tone, and stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a prison. The Great Escape is set in Germany. It happens in the 20th century. The musical score is orchestral. The Great Escape is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie is known for being a classic, essential viewing, and critically acclaimed. It is especially suggested for a boys' night.

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The Great Escape (1963)
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John Sturges's dramatization of the true story of a group of British, American, and Canadian POWs who... more

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Language: English, German, French, Russian
Country: USA
Release date: 4 July 1963
Runtime: 172 min

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Steve McQueen Steve McQueen As Capt. Hilts "The Cooler King"
James Garner James Garner As Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger"
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impressive storytelling
Strong, no nonsense story-telling from start to finish with excellent performances across the board. The only time the film falters is about half-way through when a series of unnecessary contrivances occurs in order to complicate the actual escape....
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23.June.2012 |  by: Tim
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impressive storytelling
Strong, no nonsense story-telling from start to finish with excellent performances across the board. The only time the film falters is about half-way through when a series of unnecessary contrivances occurs in order to complicate the actual escape....
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23.June.2012 |  by: Tim
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classic
Yes, have watched many times, and always great to watch again.
02.April.2010 |  by: weetbix
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Easily the best in the all-star WWII adventure genre of film and one of my all-time favorites. At a healthy 172 minutes, it's one of the few 3-hour movies that never drags - at least not to me. I think the reason for this is that it feels like two...
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21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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I'm uncertain why this is always in the top 100 lists, etc etc. it is a fairly standard adventure film (I don't care if it's based on true events, it still has to be a certain kind of film to be a classic!) and the last act of the film is...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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