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The Great Escape

August 2 - 8, 2013

USA | 1963 | 172 Minutes | John Sturges

50th Anniversary 4K digital restoration! John Sturges's shamelessly exciting adventure - one of AFI's 100 Most Thrilling American Films - features a cast of classic tough guys (Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, Richard Attenborough) as soldiers plotting an audacious escape from a World War II prison camp.

This dramatisation of the true story of a group of British, American and Canadian POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is a meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than macho antics.

Director: John Sturges
Principal Cast: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, Richard Attenborough
Country: USA
Year: 1963
Running Time: 172 Minutes
Language: English