The Great Escape

The Great Escape

A group of Allied soldiers dig a tunnel out of a Nazi prison camp, pocketfuls of dirt at a time.

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The Great Escape


War, Drama172 Mins1963

Imprisoned during World War II in a German POW camp, a group of Allied soldiers are intent on breaking out, not only to escape, but also to draw Nazi forces away from battle to search for fugitives. Among the prisoners determined to escape are American Captain Virgil Hilts (Steve McQueen) and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough). Outwitting their captors by digging a tunnel out of the prison grounds, the soldiers find the stakes much higher when escape becomes a reality.


  • Cheeky
  • Engaging
  • Gutsy
  • Spirited
  • Suspenseful