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The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Action | Adventure  -  6 November 1988 (USA)
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Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. John Dodge
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Capt. David Matthews
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Lt. Mike Corery (as Anthony John Denison)
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Sgt. MacKenzie
Michael Nader ...
Burchardt
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Dr. Thost
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Dr, Absalon
Andrew Bicknell ...
Wings Day
Manfred Andrae ...
Col. Von Lindeiner
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Pieber
Karl Knaup ...
Max Wielen (as Karl-Heinz Knaup)
Karlheinz Lemken ...
Herr Schmidt
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Al Hake
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Group Capt. Massey
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Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.

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A nagy szökés 2.  »

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Donald Pleasence is the only actor to appear in both this film and the original, The Great Escape (1963). In the original, he played one of the would-be escapees. Here, he plays a member of the SS. See more »

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Follows The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Why can't someone make a proper true-to-live version

After one large movie and this made-for-TV version, why can't someone stop messing around with the true story of the "Great Escape" and present it as it actually happened. The ending also fails to make clear that there were 2 UK-mounted war crimes trials of the murderers of the 50 escapees. Also Burchardt in real life was sentenced to death by hanging at the 2nd trial, but was reprieved. There are loads of other changes from the real events, but then Hollywood and the film industry has rarely cared about accuracy.


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