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)
  • John Sturges in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963)
  • Steve McQueen and director, John Sturgess, at Goldwyn Studios, 1960.
  • Charles Bronson in The Great Escape (1963)

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

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

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Trivia

During idle periods while The Great Escape (1963) was in production, all cast and crew members - from stars Steve McQueen and James Garner to production assistants and obscure food service workers - were asked to take thin, five-inch strings of black rubber and knot them around other thin strings... ...


Quotes

Goff: No taxation without representation!


Goofs

During the escape, there is a brief shot of a bridge spanning a river. This bridge is very obviously a post-war construction.

Storyline

Plot Summary


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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)

Gross:

$12,100,000 (USA)

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