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The Last Escape (1970)

 -  War | Drama  -  6 May 1970 (USA)
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The end of WW2. Allied forces enter a well-guarded German rocket base and kidnap among others the rocket scientist Dr. Von Heinken. When they try to get away they are followed both by ... See full summary »

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Lee Mitchell
John Collin ...
Sgt. Henry McBee
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Lt. Donald Wilcox
Pinkas Braun ...
Von Heinken
Günther Neutze ...
Maj. Hessel
Margit Saad ...
Karen Gerhardt
Patrick Jordan ...
Maj. Griggs
Johnny Briggs ...
Cpl. O'Connell
Harald Dietl ...
Maj. Petrov
Gerd Vespermann ...
Andy Pap ...
Curt
Andrew Lodge ...
Gregory
David Albert Taylor ...
Morse (as David Taylor)
Richard Abbott ...
Billings
Paul Bentley ...
Jarvis
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The end of WW2. Allied forces enter a well-guarded German rocket base and kidnap among others the rocket scientist Dr. Von Heinken. When they try to get away they are followed both by Germans and Russians who both want to get their hands on the doctor. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They lied their way in... they must fight their way out! See more »

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About a minute into the movie the narrator says "... posing as Wehrmacht Major ...". How is he going to explain that branch and rank when asked for identity papers? He is wearing the uniform and rank insignia of a Waffen-SS Oberstrumführer; the army equivalent rank is Oberleutnant = first-lieutenant. See more »

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Aarrgh!
26 February 2005 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the worst WWII action movies ever made...

Plot is minimal; characterization non-existent. Most of the movie seems to consist of two groups of men, both dressed in German uniforms, shooting each other with sub-machine guns.

The attack by Mosquito fighter-bombers seems to be footage lifted from the movie "633 Squadron". The Norwegian fjord looks awfully familiar, and so do some of the German anti-aircraft gunners.

Whitman, as leading man, is mind-numbingly uninspiring... like a poor man's Ronald Regan, only worse.

Avoid at all costs...


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