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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

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Our Rialto Recommends choice for Veterans Day is 1963's THE GREAT ESCAPE from director John Sturges and starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenorough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and James Coburn. The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story. With its impeccably slow-building story and a cast for the ages, THE GREAT ESCAPE is an all-time action classic. According to the website THE GREAT ESCAPE has a combination of well-informed realism in places, a few technical goofs, and the benefit of true-story source material making this an excellent watch for Veterans Day. Variety raved "Producer-director John Sturges has fashioned a motion picture that entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs." THE GREAT ESCAPE is available for a modest rental fee from Vudu, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, RedBox and others. We thank our many Veterans this Veterans Day for their service and dedication to our nation.

Film Facts
Running Time
MPAA Rating
Steve McQueen
James Garner
Richard Attenorough
Charles Bronson
Donald Pleasence
James Coburn
Directed by
John Sturges
Written by
James Clavell
W. R. Burnett
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