Based on a true story, this thrilling and suspenseful saga follows a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war (POW's), are all placed in an 'escape proof' camp.
Never ones to give up and accept defeat, the POWs band together under a leader, and decide to make a mass escape, that would free several hundred of them at once. Initially, they test the alertness and efficiency of the German setup, and when their initial attempts are easily rebuked, they band together and work on a comprehensive plan for a great escape.
Constantly outwitting their jailers, the POWs dig a set of tunnels that would be instrumental to their epic escape. Will they ultimately succeed in escaping the Germans and returning to their countries as free men? How many of them will manage the escape with their lives intact?
Did you know?
Although Steve McQueen did his own motorcycle riding, there was one stunt he did not perform: the hair-raising 60-foot jump over a fence. This was done by McQueen's friend Bud Ekins, who was managing a Los Angeles-area motorcycle shop when recruited for the stunt. It was the beginning of a new career for Ekins, as he later doubled for McQueen in Bullitt (1968) and did much of the motorcycle riding on the television series CHiPs (1977). Read More