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Escape to Athena (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  6 June 1979 (USA)
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A World War Two adventure involving a group of Allied POWs, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery and a secret German rocket base.

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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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6 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Escape a Atenas  »

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This was the only movie that actors Telly Savalas and Roger Moore made together. They were both famous for being part of the James Bond movie franchise. Savalas played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) whilst Moore played James Bond in seven pictures. David Niven, also appearing in this movie, also played James Bond in Casino Royale (1967). See more »

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Richard Roundtree's character wears the shoulder patch of the US 8th Army, which served only in the Pacific theater in World War II. See more »

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

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Spoofs Stalag 17 (1953) 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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