The Great Escape has always been my favorite WWII film. An all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and James Garner tell the true story of the planning and execution of an escape from a German POW camp. The film is lighthearted and humorous as well as gripping and suspenseful. I've seen it dozens of times over the years, and still feel that it moves briskly despite running nearly three hours.
There has been talk of a remake, which I hope never comes to fruition. You would be hard pressed to assemble a cast worthy of the original. In addition to McQueen and Garner, you've got Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, and David McCallum. A truly Great escape.
On Deck: John Carpenter's second of five appearances in the 40/40 series: Starman.
40 Years/40 Movies Series Tally:
Days Completed: 20
Movies Watched: 28
Number of unique attendees: 18
Total Attendance (cumulative number of attendees for all movies): 137