The Great Escape

The Great Escape

"Put a fence in front of these men... and they'll climb it!"
  • Approved
  • 1963
  • 2 hr 52 min
  • 8.2  (225,553)
  • 86

Based on the book of the same name by Paul Brickhill which was in turn based on the real life escape from Stalag Luft III during the second World War, The Great Escape is full of suspense, history and stirring moments. Featuring a star studded cast as the escaping POWs including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and James Coburn the time is 1943 and the setting is a tightly secured German camp for the most determined group of Allied soldiers. Banding together they weather tragedy, failure and hardship all while desperate to escape the Nazis.

The Great Escape
Ives' Escape Attempt
Ives' Escape Attempt

Clip - 1 min 58 sec

Twenty Feet Short
Twenty Feet Short

Clip - 1 min 25 sec

Idea
Idea

Clip - 1 min 34 sec

Motorcycle Chase
Motorcycle Chase

Clip - 1 min 26 sec

Baseball
Baseball

Clip - 1 min 56 sec

Cooler
Cooler

Clip - 1 min 35 sec

Description
Based on the book of the same name by Paul Brickhill which was in turn based on the real life escape from Stalag Luft III during the second World War, The Great Escape is full of suspense, history and stirring moments. Featuring a star studded cast as the escaping POWs including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and James Coburn the time is 1943 and the setting is a tightly secured German camp for the most determined group of Allied soldiers. Banding together they weather tragedy, failure and hardship all while desperate to escape the Nazis.

The Great Escape is a 1963 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 52 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.2 and a MetaScore of 86.

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  • Release Date
    1963
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Runtime
    2 hr 52 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (225,553)
  • Metascore
    86