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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+
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

Talk to your kids about…

The Great Escape

As the men make plans for the escape, they also question the possible costs. Do you think the disruption they created for the enemy was worth the price they paid?

What elements of true friendship did you see illustrated by the characters of Hendley “The Scrounger” (James Garner) and Blythe “The Forger” (Donald Pleasence)? What personal risks would you be willing to take in order to help someone else?

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