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Escape to Athena (1979)

 -  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 to Athena  »

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Trivia

Roger Moore was famous for playing James Bond when this movie was made. This picture was released between Moore's Bond movies, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). See more »

Goofs

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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Keep Tomorrow For Me
Composed by Barry Blue & Rod Temperton
Performed by Heatwave
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Why does everyone hate this film?
14 May 1999 | by (Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

No one likes this film. Why not? It is a remarkably good film, with an excellent cast. Telly Savalas seems to be remarkably at home in this film; he is very natural. I also think that it is good to see David Niven in a different setting to his usual role as the English gentlemen. However, Roger Moore's German accent is appalling. The character of Charlie is also well imagined, and the motorcycling stunts are first class. There are some great one-liners: "I think your defection to the Allies must be taken as something of a mixed message." And did I mention the soundtrack from Heatwave (at the end of the film) ...


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