ESCAPE TO ATHENA (Theatrical Release USA 1979)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Escape to Athena—easy to miss film—deserves a watch. It’s a fair to middling war movie that has an unusual venue and storyline. Watch for Sonny Bono and Elliot Gould in the movie.

Storyline

World War II prisoners of war are forced to excavate Greek artifacts for export.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director George P. Cosmatos for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Lew Grade for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Major Otto Hecht (Roger Moore), Zeno (Telly Savalas), Professor Blake (David Niven), Dottie Del Mar (Stefanie Powers), Eleana (Claudia Cardinale), Nat Judson (Richard Roundtree), Bruno Rotelli (Sonny Bono), Charlie/Charlie Dane (Elliott Gould), SS Major Volkmann (Anthony Valentine), Braun (Stegfried Rauch), Sergeant Mann (Michael Sheard), Reistoffer (Richard Wren), Vogel (Philip Locke), Lantz (Steve Ubels), Zeno’s Man (Paul Picerni), and Zeno’s Man (Paul Stassino).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This British war movie will satisfy war movie fans.

Ben Meyers 

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