A documentary reviewing the making of the film The Great Escape, as well as some of the historical details on which it was based.


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, (as Steve Rubin)


Complete credited cast:
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neile Adams ...
Herself (as Neile McQueen Toffel)
Fernando Carrere ...
Himself - Art Director
Himself - Motorcycle Stuntman
Himself (archive footage)
Robert E. Relyea ...
Himself - Former Assistant to John Sturges (as Robert Relyea)
Himself (voice) (archive sound)


A documentary reviewing the making of the film The Great Escape, as well as some of the historical details on which it was based.

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1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the 1998 DVD release for The Great Escape (1963), as well as the Special Edition 2-Disc DVD released in 2004. See more »


References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Nice 'Making Of' with Many Cast Members
28 January 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Return to The Great Escape (1993)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

If you pick up MGM's Special Edition of THE GREAT ESCAPE you're going to find a second disc containing seven different documentaries. This here is the final one but it's actually the one that most focuses on the film as the others also spend time on the real escape. David McCallum, Donald Pleasance, James Garner, Jud Taylor, Robert Relyea, James Coburn and Neile McQueen Toffel are among the people interviewed about the making of the film and we also get an audio interview with director John Sturges. Fans of the film are certainly going to enjoy seeing the cast and crew again. All of them offer up some very good stories about the making of the film but the most interesting part comes when they discuss Steve McQueen and how he stormed out of an early viewing of the film, which wasn't even complete at the time. They talk about how unhappy he was with his part and apparently Garner and Coburn had to talk him back to the set. Other great stories include the motorcycle chase sequence and how it was actually done and we also hear about how there were eleven different screenplays. Fans of the film will certainly want to check this out after viewing the movie.

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