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Escape to Athena

  • Film

Time Out says

Planning a summer holiday? Escape to Athena suffers from that tourist brochure look, with bouzouki music throbbing as we skim across the Aegean back to the sun-soaked days of 1944 and a PoW Camp Méditerranée on an idyllic isle, frequented by film stars like Moore, Niven and Gould. Take a drop of ouzo with colourful local characters like Savalas (as the island's big, sensitive Resistance leader) and Cardinale (the island's patriotic madame). The plot is like something knocked together by Alistair MacLean in his sleep, but was actually devised by the director. Awful.
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Release Details

  • Duration:117 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:George P Cosmatos
  • Screenwriter:Edward Anhalt, Richard S Lochte
  • Cast:
    • Roger Moore
    • Telly Savalas
    • David Niven
    • Claudia Cardinale
    • Stefanie Powers
    • Richard Roundtree
    • Sonny Bono
    • Elliott Gould
    • Anthony Valentine
    • William Holden
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