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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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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

Dottie faints after her underwater mission, yet is conscious enough to lift her hand to Hecht's help. See more »

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

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References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

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Blues in the Night
Music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Stefanie Powers
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an underrated, underdog of a movie
10 March 2000 | by (ann arbor) – See all my reviews

This movie was blasted by the critics but who cares? It's not exactly a comedy, not a drama, but it does have a lot of action and adventure plus an all-star cast that all play wonderfully off one another, notably Elliott Gould and Stephanie Powers, who always have great comic timing anyway, but here they're a delight together, especially in the "stripping" scene on stage. It's got some good chases and gorgeous scenery of the island of Rhodes. Give it a whirl!


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