The Great Escape

The Great Escape (1963)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Release Date - Jul 3, 1963  |   Run Time - 173 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough, filmed in Panavision.

The film is based on Paul Brickhill's 1950 book of the same name, a non-fiction first-hand account of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland), in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany. The characters are based on real men, and in some cases are composites of several men. However, many details of the actual escape attempt were changed for the film, and the role of American personnel in both the planning and the escape was largely fabricated. The Great Escape was made by the Mirisch Company, released by United Artists, and produced and directed by John Sturges.

The film had its Royal World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London's West End on 20 June 1963.

Movie Info

Budget

$4,000,000

Box Office

$228,178

Themes

Tags

1940s, Alps, Aviation, Barbed Wire, Baseball, Claustrophobia, Escape, Famous Score, Film Based On Books, Freedom, Great Escape, Heists, Motorcycle, Nazi, Optimism, Prison Guard, Prisoner, Prisoner Of War, Second World War, Shower, Solitary Confinement, Swastika, Switzerland, True Stories, Uniform

Attributes

Based On: Adventure based on actual events
Narrative Location: Germany
Subject: aviation, flight, World War II

Alternate Titles

A Grande Evasão
PT
A nagy szökés
HU
Büyük Firar
TR
Cuộc Đào Thoát Vĩ Đại
VN
Dai Dassô
JP
De grote ontsnapping
BE
Den stora flykten
SE
Den store flugt
DK
Den store flukten
NO
Didysis pabėgimas
LT
El gran escape
AR, EC, MX, PE, VE
Farar-e bozorg
IR
Fugindo do inferno
BR
Gesprengte Ketten
DE
Ha-Briha Ha-Gdola
IL
Hak kai marutayuu
TH
I megali apodrasi
GR
La gran evasió
ES
La gran evasión
ES
La grande évasion
CA, FR
La grande fuga
IT
Marea Evadare
RO
Suur põgenemine
EE
Suuri pakoretki
FI
The Great Escape
AU, CA, EG, IN, ID, KR, NL, PH, SG, ZA, GB, US
Veliki beg
SI
Veliki bijeg
HR
Velký útěk
CZ
Veľký útek
SK
Wielka ucieczka
PL
Η μεγάλη απόδραση
GR
Большой побег
, RU
Велика втеча
UA
Велико бекство
RS
Голямото измъкване
BG
ذا غريت سكيب
AE
แหกค่ายมฤตยู
TH
大脱走
JP
大逃亡
CN
第三集中營
TW
胜利大逃亡
CN
龍虎榜
HK