Escape to Athena (1979)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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



  • Telly Savalas in Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Escape to Athena (1979)
  • David Niven and Elliott Gould in Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Telly Savalas in Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Michael Sheard in Escape to Athena (1979)

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Trivia said that the "original British version of Escape to Athena (1979) ran one hundred twenty-five minutes; American prints were judiciously cut to one hundred one minutes, emphasizing the action content, and neutralizing the duller dialogue sequences."


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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: Somewhere in the Greek Islands 1944


Plot Summary


Action | Adventure | Comedy | War

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