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The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988)

Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.

Directors:

Jud Taylor, Paul Wendkos
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Maj. John Dodge
Judd Hirsch ... Capt. David Matthews
Tony Denison ... Lt. Mike Corery (as Anthony John Denison)
Charles Haid ... Sgt. MacKenzie
Michael Nader ... Burchardt
Ian McShane ... Roger Bushell
Derek de Lint ... Dr. Thost
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Absalon
Andrew Bicknell ... Wings Day
Manfred Andrae Manfred Andrae ... Col. Von Lindeiner
Martin Umbach ... Pieber
Karl Knaup Karl Knaup ... Max Wielen (as Karl-Heinz Knaup)
Karlheinz Lemken Karlheinz Lemken ... Herr Schmidt
Ron Donachie ... Al Hake
Peter Dennis Peter Dennis ... Group Capt. Massey
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Storyline

Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.

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Genres:

Drama | Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den stora flykten II See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ian McShane's character, Roger Bushell, was the real-life inspiration for Roger Bartlett (Richard Attenborough) in The Great Escape (1963). This same year, McShane appeared in War and Remembrance (1988) with Karl-Otto Alberty, who had appeared in the original Great Escape film. Also appearing in War and Remembrance was Jane Seymour, who was previously married to Attenborough's son. She was preceded in her role by Ali MacGraw, who was previously married to Steve McQueen. Karl-Otto Alberty appeared in all three films. See more »

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Why can't someone make a proper true-to-live version
8 January 1999 | by hedgehog-10See all my reviews

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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