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Great Escape, The

Great Escape, The

In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges, screenwriter James Clavell and W.R. Burnett, and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that "entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs" (Variety)

Principle Actors

Charles Bronson // Donald Pleasance // James Coburn // James Garner // James McDonald // Richard Attenborough // Steve McQueen

Media Formats

Type Video Audio Runtime
Resolution Aspect Ratio Signal Encoding Channels
DVD 480i 1.85:1 NTSC Dolby Digital 5.1 172 mins USA / Canada Canadian Home Video General

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