The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security “escape-proof” camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.
With its impeccably slow-building story and a cast for the ages, The Great Escape is an all-time action classic.
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Major accolades received by The Great Escape (1963)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
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