|Escape to Athena|
Escape to Athena release poster
|Directed by||George P. Cosmatos|
|Produced by||Lew Grade|
David Niven Jr. George Pan Cosmatos ( January 4, 1941 in Florence, Italy - April 19, 2005 in Victoria, Canada) was Lew Grade Baron Grade (25 December 1906&ndash13 December 1998 born Lev Winogradsky, was an influential Showbusiness Impresario and Television
|Written by||George P. Cosmatos (story)|
Edward Anhalt (screenplay)
Richard Lochte (screenplay & story)
|Music by||Barry Blue &|
Rod Temperton (song, "Keep Tomorrow For Me")
|Distributed by||Associated Film Distribution|
|Running time||125 min. After working as a Journalist and Documentary filmmaker for Pathe and CBS-TV, Edward Anhalt ( March 28, 1914 - September Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas (Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας in Greek January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983 was an English Academy Award -winning Actor probably best known for his role as the punctuality-obsessed Stefanie Powers (born Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz on November 2, 1942) is an Emmy Award -nominated American Actress Claudia Cardinale (born April 15, 1938) is an Italian actress born in Tunis, Tunisia. Richard Roundtree (born July 9 1942) is an American actor and former male fashion model known for portraying John Shaft in the Film Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono ( February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American Record producer, Elliott Gould (born August 29, 1938) is an Academy Award -nominated American actor Barry Blue (born Barry Ian Green 4 December 1950, London) is a rock Singer / producer / Songwriter from the Rodney Lynn Temperton (born 1947, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England) is an English Songwriter, Record producer Lalo Schifrin (born June 21, 1932) is an Argentine pianist and Composer. Gil Taylor, BSC (born 12 April, 1914) in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England, is a Cinematographer. The Incorporated Television Company (ITC is a British television company largely involved in production and distribution |
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Escape to Athena is an adventure war film (with elements of comedy) released in 1979, directed by George Pan Cosmatos and produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1979 in film involved some significant events Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode George Pan Cosmatos ( January 4, 1941 in Florence, Italy - April 19, 2005 in Victoria, Canada) was Lew Grade Baron Grade (25 December 1906&ndash13 December 1998 born Lev Winogradsky, was an influential Showbusiness Impresario and Television The Incorporated Television Company (ITC is a British television company largely involved in production and distribution The international cast included many well-known actors of the 1970s.
The film is set during the Second World War on a German-occupied Greek island. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία It is filmed on the island of Rhodes according to the credits at the end of the film. There is a small town on the island where the Greek resistance movement is strong. A resistance movement is a group or collection of individual groups dedicated to fighting an Invader in an occupied country or the government of a sovereign nation
On the same island there is a POW camp. A prisoner-of-war camp is a site for the containment of enemy combatants captured by the enemy in time of war and is similar to an Internment camp which is used for civilian The commandant of the camp is an antiques-loving Austrian, Major Otto Hecht (Roger Moore). Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. The prisoners, living quite a comfortable life, are doing archaeological work and the commandant is sending valuable works of art to his sister living in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, the Greek resistance movement is preparing for the landing of the Allies. The overtaking of the camp is a part of this plan. Another task is to destroy the missile launching pad (located in a monastery).