The Great Escape (1963)

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A Glorious Saga Of The R.A.F.

Directed By John Sturges Starring Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Charles Bronson  •  James Donald  •  James Garner Genres Adventure  •  Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Based-on-a-True-Story  •  Drama  •  Ensemble Film  •  Escape Film  •  Prison Film  •  War Adventure  •  War Drama  •  War Studios &
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AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Influences  •  United Artists
Release Info July 4, 1963
Color  •  172 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (4)

 
julinona

julinona on 8/20/2013 Reply  · 

Steve McQueen is awesome!

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Wade92

Wade92 on 8/10/2014 Reply  · 

This is such a great film. A must watch if you enjoy prison escape movies or movies set in the era of World War II.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 9/26/2017 Reply  · 

Tone can be a little inconsistent but still has a great production, strong cast and an interesting ending!

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hambone88

hambone88 on 2/2/2018 Reply  · 

The 172 minute runtime flew by. Loved nearly every minute of it.

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