The Great Escape

The Great Escape (1963)Stream and Watch Online

Movie"Put a fence in front of these men... and they'll climb it!"

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Released July 2nd, 1963, 'The Great Escape' stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald The NR movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 53 min, and received a user score of 79 (out of 100) on TMDb, which assembled reviews from 2,422 experienced users.

Want to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story."

'The Great Escape' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on Apple iTunes, AMC on Demand, Google Play Movies, Vudu, The Roku Channel, Tubi TV, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Prime Video with Ads, Epix, YouTube, Epix Roku Premium Channel, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, Pluto TV, Hoopla, EPIX Amazon Channel, and fuboTV .

'The Great Escape' Release Dates

Watch in Movie Theaters on July 4th, 1963 - Buy The Great Escape Movie Tickets
Watch on DVD or Blu-ray starting March 31st, 1998 - Buy The Great Escape DVD

Watch 'The Great Escape' In Theaters

Showtimes on May 19th, 2024

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The Great Escape is a 1963 American epic war suspense adventure film based on Paul Brickhill's 1950 non-fiction book of the same name. The film depicts a heavily fictionalized version of the mass escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from German POW camp Stalag Luft III during the Second World War. A fictional, made-for-television sequel, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, was released in 1988. The film is not a true sequel as it dramatizes the escape itself just as the original film does, although mostly using the real names of the individuals involved (whereas the original film fictionalized them and used composite characters). It depicts the search for the culprits responsible for the murder of the 50 Allied officers.