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Escape to Athena (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  6 June 1979 (USA)
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During World War II, the prisoners of a German camp on a Greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a ... See full summary »

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During World War II, the prisoners of a German camp on a Greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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The patriot, the professor, the comic and the stripper, were fighting for what they believed in. Getting rich!


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Escape a Atenas  »

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Last feature of Paul Stassino. See more »

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Elliot Gould wears a modern (1979) style NY Yankees cap with a high, structured "buckram." During WWII a softer, lower skull-fitting cap, the so-called "Brooklyn-style" cap, would have been appropriate. See more »

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Opening credits: Somewhere in the Greek Islands 1944 See more »

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Come on guys; it was pretty enjoyable!!
20 April 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film came free with today's paper, so perhaps I'm in an indulgent frame of mind. However, much as I admire the wit shown by IMDb members in panning this film, I have to disagree with them. Escape to Athena is a very enjoyable romp indeed, with all sorts of excellent stylistic touches, some really gratifying explosions, humour that is a trifle dated but not so bad if you lean back and accept it, and an interesting plot. I don't know why people require a movie to go all the way in one direction, ie be edge-of-the-seat suspense, or cataclysmic tragedy, or roll-in-the-aisles hilarious, or weepie romantic etc. etc. Why can't it be a bit of everything? I think we're far too used to the extremes that have become fashionable of late. Forget Daniel Day-Lewis bursting a vein, if just for one evening. You'll feel better for it. However, Telly really can't dance. That I must agree with.


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