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Return to 'The Great Escape' (1993)

A documentary reviewing the making of the film The Great Escape, as well as some of the historical details on which it was based.

Director:

Steven Jay Rubin (as Steve Rubin)

Writers:

Deborah Goodwin, Steven Jay Rubin (as Steve Rubin)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miguel Ferrer ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neile Adams ... Herself (as Neile McQueen Toffel)
Fernando Carrere Fernando Carrere ... Himself - Art Director
James Coburn ... Himself
Bud Ekins ... Himself - Motorcycle Stuntman
James Garner ... Himself
David McCallum ... Himself
Chad McQueen ... Himself
Donald Pleasence ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert E. Relyea Robert E. Relyea ... Himself - Former Assistant to John Sturges (as Robert Relyea)
John Sturges ... Himself (voice) (archive sound)
Jud Taylor ... Himself
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A documentary reviewing the making of the film The Great Escape, as well as some of the historical details on which it was based.

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

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MGM Home Entertainment See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the 1998 DVD release for The Great Escape (1963), as well as the Special Edition 2-Disc DVD released in 2004. See more »

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Features The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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The best of the behind the scenes documentaries on this film.
30 December 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one of a ton of documentaries that are included on the bonus disc for the collector's edition of "The Great Escape". At first, I thought "Return to 'The Great Escape'" was unnecessary, as I'd already seen 6 other documentaries on this disc. However, I was happy to see that this film was much more of the background for the making of the film than the other documentaries (which focused more on the real-life events). So, it WAS a nice addition. However, on the negative side, the film was not all that long--and I really wanted much more information, as what they did give was great! A really nice little film--especially considering that it was made about three decades after the fact! By the way, I enjoyed the one James Garner interview later in the film when he talked about Steve McQueen. McQueen had a reputation as a difficult guy and a bit of a scene-stealer--and I thought it was funny listening to Garner try to frame things so diplomatically!


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