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The Great Escape (Blu-ray)

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The Great Escape is based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. At the beginning of the film, the Nazis gather all their most devious and troublesome POWs and place them at a new prison camp, which was designed to be impervious to escapes. Immediately, the prisoners develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. {|Richard Attenborough|} is the British soldier who masterminds the whole plan, and who commands his motley squad–featuring {|Charles Bronson|} as a Polish trench-digging expert, {|James Garner|} as an American with a talent for theft, {|Donald Pleasence|} as a masterful forger, and {|Steve McQueen|} as an American rebel–through the construction of the tunnels and, eventually, their escape. An epic adventure film, The Great Escape runs nearly three hours, featuring a rousing {|Elmer Bernstein|} score and exciting action sequences — including a notorious motorcycle chase between McQueen and the Nazis — the likes of which had never been seen before in Hollywood productions.

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