The Great Escape
- Original title
The Great Escape
- Running time
- 168 min.
- United States
James Clavell, W.R. Burnett (Book: Paul Brickhill)
Daniel L. Fapp
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, James Donald, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, Angus Lennie, Hannes Messemer, John Leyton, Lawrence Montaigne, Nigel Stock
The Mirisch Corporation (Distributor: United Artists)
Drama. Adventure | II World War. Prison Drama. Nazism. Based On A True Story
- Movie Groups
Paul Brickhill Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- The German high command has filtered out all of the allies' most talented escape artists and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. But as soon as they arrive, the prisoners begin to work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger "Big X" Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). He assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties. For more than a year, countless prisoners, most of whom won't be leaving, work toward an escape that will temporarily disrupt the operations of the German army.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Editing
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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