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The Great Escape image of Steve McQueen (as "The Cooler King") astride his motorcycle has entered silver-screen iconography, alongside Brando on his bike from The Wild One. Based on a true story about a group of POWs who mount a daring breakout from a supposedly inescapable Nazi prison camp, this rousing and suspenseful WWII epic features an all-star cast, including James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, and David McCallum.

DVD Features

  • Closed-captioned
  • Color
  • Dolby
  • DVD-Video
  • Letterboxed
  • Widescreen
  • NTSC

Cast

Steve McQueenHilts 'The Cooler King'
James GarnerHendley 'The Scrounger'
Richard AttenboroughBartlett 'Big X'
James DonaldRamsey 'The SBO'
Charles BronsonDanny 'Tunnel King'
Donald PleasenceBlythe 'The Forger'
James CoburnSedgwick 'The Manufacturer'
Hannes MessemerVon Luger 'The Kommandant'
David McCallumAshley-Pitt 'Dispersal'
Gordon JacksonMacDonald 'Intelligence'
John LeytonWillie 'Tunnel King'
Angus LennieIves 'The Mole'
Nigel StockCavendish 'The Surveyor'
Robert GrafWerner 'The Ferret'
Jud TaylorGoff

  • Genre: War Movies
  • Theme(s): Military, World War II
  • Director: John Sturges
  • Producer: MGM
  • Length: 172 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 4, 1963
  • Ratings
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 31, 1998
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