The Great Escape (1963)

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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.


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  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
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Cast & Crew

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Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Paul Brickhill (book), James Clavell (screenplay), W.R. Burnett (screenplay)

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Trivia

Although Steve McQueen did his own motorcycle riding, there was one stunt he did not perform: the hair-raising 60-foot jump over a fence. This was done by McQueen's friend Bud Ekins, who was managing a Los Angeles-area motorcycle shop when recruited for the stunt. It was... ...


Quotes

Colin: Splendid!


Goofs

At the start of the escape sequence Capt. Hilts, the "cooler king", is wearing a dark top and white trousers and can easily be seen against the background. It seems implausible to attempt to escape through tunnel dirt in the middle of the night dressed in white.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | History | Thriller | War

Details

Release Date:

4 July 1963

Language

English, German, French, Russian, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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