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Plot: A World War Two adventure involving a group of Allied POWs, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery and a secret German rocket base. Runtime: 125 mins Release Date: 06 Jun 1979
'Escape To Athena' Is an enjoyable late seventies's Action War Comedy, That has an all Star Cast, The story is set somewhere in the Greek islands circa 1944, and center's around the efforts of local, Resistance fighter Zeno Telly Savalas Who is aided by the ever gorgeous Claudia Cardinale,Their plan is simple liberate the islands from the inhumane German occupation,And rightfully reclaim the Art treasure's of Athena before the Nasty Nazi's do!Roger Moore, Is Major Otto Hecht, A Former shady antique's dealer come jazz lover, Elliout Gould, And Stephanie Hart To <more>
Hart, Power's Play a USO duo who provide's the film with some light hearted moments'sSonny Bono, is a Italian chef, This guilty pleasure also star's The original 'Shaft' Richard Roundtree, And David Niven, The film is chock full of Action which display's some stunt technique's then 'new' at the time such as ramp's to propel the stunt's person forward in an explosion,And hidden air Cushion's for some high fall's which for some reason there's lot's! There is a great stunt motorcycle chase,with Elliott Gould which feature's some great Steadicam work, all in all a great film, now available on DVD in 2:35:1 widescreen
This film is a fantastic brochure for Greece and it's surrounding Isles. There are some beautiful shots of mountains and hills and then Roger Moore steps in and blocks the view. We get to see a gorgeous, ancient monastery but then Telly Savalas blocks the view by firing a machine gun and lumbering around. Damn. The ocean view was very pretty until Elliot Gould got in the way, slipping on a banana skin. "Move out of the way, Elliot! You're blocking the scenery!" The trees were particularly lovely until David Niven blocked the view. These actors keep getting in the way of the <more>
visual tour of the islands that we are treated to. I wonder if the Greek Tourism Commission got a rich cut of this films earnings? What? What do you mean it flopped?
I watched the movie a few years after it was released. Then I watched it on TV a few times and I enjoyed it every time. It is true that for a war film it looks sometimes unrealistic as someone has already said like "a holiday brochure" really nice pictures . It is however an adventure film, with elements of comedy, so it is NOT meant to be realistic. The only realistic scenes are the ones from the town. I liked the actors - especially Roger Moore and Telly Savalas. They are very contrasting characters. I hope it will not be a spoiler to say that Roger plays a nice man that <more>
happens to be on the wrong side and Telly plays a cynical, ruthless at least looking like that man being on the right side. I liked some dialogues as well.