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Escape to Athena (1979)

Escape to Athena





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The original British version of Escape to Athena ran 125 minutes; American prints were judiciously cut to 101 minutes, emphasizing the action content and neutralizing the duller dialogue sequences. Roger Moore stars as Major Otto Hecht, an anti-Nazi German who presides over a World War II POW camp. The prisoners, played by such diverse types as Elliott Gould, David Niven, and Sonny Bono, plan an escape with a group of Greek partisans (headed by Telly Savalas). It's not that the POWs are dissatisfied with life behind barbed wire -- it's just that they've been coerced into rescuing valuable art treasures from the Nazis, and there's a possibility of turning a profit! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure
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Written By: Edward Anhalt, Richard S. Locchte, Richard S. Lochte
On DVD: Jul 1, 2014
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Roger Moore
as Major Hecht
David Niven
as Professor Blake
Stefanie Powers
as Dottie Del Mar
Sonny Bono
as Rotelli
Richard Wren
as Reistoffer
Elena Secota
as Brothel Girl
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Full Review… | July 28, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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