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The Great Escape

The Great Escape (1963) is a famous World War II film, based on a true story about Allied POWs with a record for escaping from POW camps. The Nazis and Gestapo place them in a new more secure German Prisoner of War camp[?].

Whilst the film condenses various aspects of time and place, a disclaimer claims it to be true to the original as much as possible. This includes all the real-life details of the plans, tunnels, successes and failiures of the "great escape".

Featuring an all-star cast (including Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and Donald Pleasence), The Great Escape is something of a classic. The film was spoofed in Chicken Run[?] (2000).

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