Return to “The Great Escape” (1993)


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“This was new to me, I hadn’t realize things like this went on in Hollywood being a little obedient English actor in the theater mostly.” – Donald Pleasance

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Dec 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Behind the scnenes documentary about the filming of the film The Great Escape.

My Take on it – As The Great Escape (1963) is one of my favorite films, I was very happy to see this documentary that tells us so much about the production of the film.

Sometimes the behind the scenes information about a film can be just as interesting as the film itself and also gives us so much more insight into what happened during the filming.

Great interviews with some of the actors who were still alive when this film was made with each of them telling us some great trivia and stories of things that happened while this film was being made.

James Garner, Donald Pleasance, David McCallum and of course James Coburn even get to ‘dish’ on the prima dona persona of star Steve McQueen.

A must watch for fans of the original film!

Bottom Line – Excellent behind the scenes film that tells us so much about the production of this film. Loved the interviews with some of the surviving members of the cast including Garner, Coburn, Pleasance and McCallum. There was so many problems while making this film, that they weren’t even sure it would ever get finished.  A must watch for fans of the original film!  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This documentary is featured on the 1998 DVD release for The Great Escape (1963), as well as the Special Edition 2-Disc DVD released in 2004. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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