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The Great Escape (1963)

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War/Action/Adventure/Drama · 2h 52m · 7/4/1963

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From a barbed-wire camp to a barbed-wire country, they made... [The Great Escape]

Description

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 pertrayed 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 ("The Magnificent Seven"), screenwriters James Clavell ("Shogun") and W.R. Burnett ("Little Caesar"), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, "The Great Escape" is epic entertainment that "entertains, captivates, thrills and stirs" (Variety).

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, German, French

Country

United States

Production Company

The Mirisch Company

Budget

$4,000,000

Revenue

$11,744,471
Part Of
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The Great Escape

Cast
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Steve McQueen

Hilts 'The Cooler King'
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Tom Adams

Dai Nimmo ('Diversions')
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Heinz Weiss

Kramer
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Til Kiwe

Frick
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Robert Desmond

Griffith 'Tailor'
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Lawrence Montaigne

Haynes ('Diversions')
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George Mikell

Lt. Dietrich
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Ulrich Beiger

Preissen
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Robert Freitag

Capt. Posen
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William Russell

Sorren
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Harry Riebauer

Strachwitz
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Jud Taylor

Goff
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Robert Graf

Werner 'The Ferret'
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Nigel Stock

Cavendish 'The Surveyor'
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Hans Reiser

Herr Kuhn
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John Leyton

Willie 'Tunnel King'
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Arthur Atkinson

British Officer Charlie (uncredited)
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Karl-Otto Alberty

S.S. Officer Steinach
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Angus Lennie

Ives 'The Mole'
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Richard Attenborough

Bartlett 'Big X'
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James Donald

Ramsey 'The SBO'
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Charles Bronson

Danny 'Tunnel King'
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James Garner

Hendley 'The Scrounger'
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James Coburn

Sedgwick 'Manufacturer'
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Hannes Messemer

Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
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David McCallum

Ashley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
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Gordon Jackson

MacDonald 'Intelligence'
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Donald Pleasence

Blythe 'The Forger'
Crew
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John Sturges

Director
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W.R. Burnett

Writer
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Paul Brickhill

Writer
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James Clavell

Writer
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John Sturges

Producer
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Daniel L. Fapp

Cinematograpy
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Ferris Webster

Editor
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Elmer Bernstein

Music
Disc Releases
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The Great Escape

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

1/11/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/12/2020

$22.57 -$7.38 (25%)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(DVD)

5/18/2004

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The Steve McQueen Collection (The Great Escape / Junior Bonner / The Magnificent Seven / The Thom...

(DVD)

5/17/2005

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The Great Escape

(DVD, THINpak)

10/23/2007

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The Great Escape

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/12/2020

$21.81 -$18.14 (45%)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/31/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/7/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/7/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/7/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/6/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Escape

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/7/2013

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