Escape to Athena (1979)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.

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  • Elliott Gould and Stefanie Powers in Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Telly Savalas in Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Elliott Gould in Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Escape to Athena (1979)
  • David Niven and Elliott Gould in Escape to Athena (1979)
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14 May 1999 | Jonathan_G
| Why does everyone hate this film?
No one likes this film. Why not? It is a remarkably good film, with an excellent cast. Telly Savalas seems to be remarkably at home in this film; he is very natural. I also think that it is good to see David Niven in a different setting to his usual role as the English gentlemen. However, Roger Moore's German accent is appalling. The character of Charlie is also well imagined, and the motorcycling stunts are first class. There are some great one-liners: "I think your defection to the Allies must be taken as something of a mixed message." And did I mention the soundtrack from Heatwave (at the end of the film) ...

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