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The Last Escape (1970)

G | | War, Drama | 6 May 1970 (USA)
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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Behind Enemy Lines...Nothing Could Stand In Their Way! See more »

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The party were being followed by three Russian tanks for a number days. In all that time there was no sign of a fuel tanker. Tanks are very fuel hungry and would not have been able to sustain the pursuit without refueling. See more »

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Tannheuser Overture
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Nice little B-grade action war story
26 February 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This was a fun little action/war story I saw as a telemovie today.

It stars Stuart Whitman, who I know better as the American in THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, and is about a team taking a German rocket scientist to the allies towards the end of WWII.

It was very reminiscent of films like THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, THE WILD GEESE, WHERE EAGLES DARE, and A BRIDGE TOO FAR. The action shots were fairly well staged, especially the battle between the armaments (ie tanks, planes, guns, etc). The characters were very two-dimensional, but sustained storyline interest fairly well. Most of the plot was predictable, but the "noble" ending was rather cool and heart-warming.

Not a great classic by any means, but not a complete turkey either. I thought it was a pretty cool time-waster for a slow afternoon.


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