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Barbed Wire, Motorbike and Steve McQueen

Advantages: Excellent adventure film! Great extras.
Disadvantages: James Coburns Australian accent!

As soon as the music starts you know exactly what film is starting, you know what’s going to happen and you know that this has been on TV nearly every Christmas since you can remember…. This is how The Great Escape is known! Don’t worry about the fact tha ...

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Dig for Freedom

Advantages: Great story, excellent acting, the right balance of humour and serious
Disadvantages: nothing major

FILM ONLY REVIEW During the Second World War the German troops build a new prisoner of war camp which they believe to be escape proof. They move in a few hundred men who have all tried to escape from other camps before as they believe they will be safe ...

sewbizzie 25.11.2010 · Read full review
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Best War Film Ever

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Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining war movies ever made, this is based on the true story of 76 Allied soldiers who managed to escape from a German P.O.W. camp in 1942. Released in 1963, The Great Escape was one of the most successful blockbusters of ...

HSimpson 15.04.2001 · Read full review
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For you Tommy ze var is over

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...Women are strange creatures. Any bloke reading that will know what I'm talking about but what forced me to say that now (and how does it relate to The great Escape)? When I asked Mrs TheNeil what she fancied watching, she quite surprisingly opted for The ...

TheNeil 31.07.2001 · Read full review
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The hills are alive...with the sound of gunfire

Advantages: Direction; cast; appeal of watching it over and over
Disadvantages: Some suspect accents

...As far as classic war films go, this has a lot to answer for. All star casts, nicknames, enduring theme music, great plot, direction and (on the whole) acting. All in all, a pretty hard act to follow. Films that centred on World War II were quite commonpl ...

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