Escape to Athena

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Year:
1978
Running time:
119 minutes
Studio:
ITV
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
George P Cosmatos
Starring:
Roger Moore, David Niven, Telly Savalas, Stefanie Powers, Richard Roundtree, Elliott Gould, Sonny Bono, Claudia Cardinale, Anthony Valentine, Siegfried Rauch, Michael Sheard, Richard Wren, Philip Locke
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Description

Battle of action and wits in a World War Two prison camp, where the Fuehrer's scheme for looting a treasure-laden island off Greece is under way. Prisoners of war labour under the eye of the camp's Austrian Commandant, Major Otto Hecht (Roger Moore) as they dig up priceless Greek art. Zeno (Telly Savalas), the island's resistance leader, and his woman, Eleana (Claudia Cardinale), scheme to defeat the occupiers. Zeno and his men clash with the Germans to save the lives of condemned prisoners and try to locate a submarine oil supply depot. If the Germans are to be defeated, they must also seek and dismantle the communications equipment on Mount Athens which promises a blaze of action...

Genre

War