The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)

Genres - Action, Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - Escape Film, War Adventure  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Originally shown on television in two parts, the second of which takes place after WWII. Surviving escapee Major John Dodge (Christopher Reeve) is sent back to Germany by Winston Churchill to capture the Gestapo officer who ordered the machine-gunning of 50 of the captured escapees, in direct defiance of the Geneva convention. Donald Pleasance, one of the "good guys" in the original, plays the Nazi villain in the new version. Filmed in Yugoslavia, Great Escape II: The Untold Story was originally telecast November 6 and 7, 1988.

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concentration-camp, war, America, atrocity, bad-guy, Britain, captive, captor, escape, execution, Germany, good-guy, MIA (Missing in Action), Nazism, officer, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA, prison, reunion, revenge, survivor, tunnel