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The Great Escape

Detained in a German Prisoner of war camp during WW II, officers of the allied forces develop an elaborate escape plan. Based on a true story, the movie follows their efforts, with a minimal amount of violence depicted. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 172
Theater Release: 04 Jul 1963
Video Release: 07 May 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Overall: B+

Detained in a German Prisoner of war camp during WW II, officers of the allied forces develop an elaborate escape plan. Based on a true story, the movie follows their efforts, with a minimal amount of violence depicted.

Violence: C+

Armed soldiers are seen throughout the film; they are also shown threatening and shooting prisoners. Brawls and fights are engaged in frequently. Characters hiding in tree branches are almost stabbed by a pitchfork. Characters threatened by machinegun fire: depiction of a man being shot. Gestapo officers are depicted; their acts of torture are implied, but never depicted. On two occasions, a man nearly suffocates in a tunnel cave-in. Bunk bed collapses under a man’s weight. Men injured or killed when a motorbike runs into a trip wire, and in a crash. Several gunfights occur, and characters are shown being shot. Men are imprisoned in a camp, an isolation cell, and a cellar. Motorbike chase with reckless driving is depicted. Plane crashes and catches fire. Blood is shown on injured characters. Man is tangled in barbwire. On two occasions, men are executed with a machine gun.

Sexual Content: A

Bare chest of a showering man is seen.

Language: B+

At least: 12 mild profanities and 3 terms of Deity used as expletives, and the use of derogatory names for the enemy.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C

Various characters smoke throughout the film. Cigarettes are used as bribes. An extended scene portrays the making and drinking of moonshine (alcohol) with it’s associated inebriating effects..

Miscellaneous Concerns:.

Many of the characters display a rebellious attitude. Many main characters engage in acts of theft, blackmail and deception to assist their escape effort. A character’s desire for revenge is mentioned, but never elaborated upon.

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