Escape to Athena (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Escape to Athena (1979)





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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, Rovi

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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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It's quite mindless, but no worse and perhaps a bit more palatable than some of the other recent multi-starred international efforts.

September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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