HOPS Classic Film – The Great Escape

Cinema Movie
Genres
Adventure, Drama, History
Duration:
2 hours 50 minutes
Writers:
Paul Brickhill, James Clavell & W.R. Burnett
Director:
John Sturges
Actors:
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronso, James Coburn & Donald Pleasence
Age restriction:
PG

The Plot

Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war are all put in an “escape proof” camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the movie is played for comedy, as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use planes, trains, and boats to get out of occupied Europe.

All Proceeds to Hailsham Old Pavilion Society

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