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      The Great Escape II: The Untold Story

      R 1988 1 hr. 33 min. Adventure War List
      Reviews 50% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A former POW leads a special task force to the Nazi concentration camp where several of his comrades were executed. Read More Read Less

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      antonis k Even with Christopher Reeve on board 'The Great Escape II: The Untold Story' is a film that lacks. (5/10) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The Great Escape II continues from where the original film ends. The first 5 minutes recounts the famous tunnel escape we are all familiar with. The next 30 minutes follows a different group of escapees with some eluding recapture and others being caught. One of those men is played by Christopher Reeve who is selected by a secret underground faction of the Nazi party who want to bring an end to Hitler's occupation. They get him across the border into Switzerland so that he can get back to London and inform Churchill of their intentions. End Part 1. The rest of the film then takes place after the war and follows a selected team of men, with Reeves leading, who have been secretly ordered back to Germany to arrest former Nazi captains and bring them to trial. Surprisingly it's not a bad movie at all...particularly for an 80s made-for-tv one. There's course language which was rare for 1988 television and the locations feel classic. I have never considered Christopher Reeves to be a great actor but he does hold this movie well. While mostly fictionalised I still found the continuation from the original film intriguing and enjoyed it a lot. I wonder if Tarantino took inspiration from this? Much of it foreshadows Inglourious Basterds quite eerily. According to online info The Great Escape II runs for 180 minutes. I was strapped in for the long haul but disappointingly with all of the commercials omitted the film actually runs for 110 minutes. I wanted a little more. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member 2 ** for action and 1/2 * for actors Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member If, like me, you enjoyed The Great Escape the take a look at this! It's the story of what happened after the Escape, and the search for those responsible for the murder of The Fifty... escapees shot in cold-blood by The Gestapo!!!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member very retarted and kinda doesn't make any sense. it gets the extra half cause of how funny it is. to see a better review see the one i did on youtube Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member see the first one its way better Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A former POW leads a special task force to the Nazi concentration camp where several of his comrades were executed.
      Director
      Paul Wendkos, Jud Taylor
      Screenwriter
      Walter Halsey Davis
      Production Co
      Spectacor Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Adventure, War
      Original Language
      English