Escape to Athena

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Escape to Athena (1979)


During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writers: Edward Anhalt, Richard Lochte.

Release Date: 1979-06-06
Status: Released
Run time: 125 min / 2:5
Production Company : ITC Entertainment
Production Country: United Kingdom



Roger Moore
Major Otto Hecht
Telly Savalas
David Niven
Professor Blake
Stefanie Powers
Dottie Del Mar
Claudia Cardinale
Richard Roundtree
Nat Judson
Sonny Bono
Bruno Rotelli
Elliott Gould
Anthony Valentine
SS Major Volkmann
Siegfried Rauch
Michael Sheard
Sergeant Mann
Richard Wren
Philip Locke
Steve Ubels
Paul Picerni
Zeno's Man
Paul Stassino
Zeno's Man
Mimi Denissi
Lykourgos Kallergis
Lambros Tsangas
William Holden
POW (Uncredited)
William Holden
Cigar Smoking American POW (Uncredited)


Directing George P. Cosmatos Director
Writing Edward Anhalt Screenplay
Writing Richard Lochte Screenplay
Writing Richard Lochte Story
Writing George P. Cosmatos Story
Production David Niven Jr. Producer
Production Jack Wiener Producer
Production Colin M. Brewer Associate Producer
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Camera Gilbert Taylor Director of Photography
Editing Ralph Kemplen Editor
Production Irene Lamb Casting
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Blake Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Eric Allwright Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Paul Engelen Makeup Artist
Directing Derek Cracknell Assistant Director
Sound Ken Nightingall Boom Operator
Sound Nicholas Stevenson Sound Editor
Crew John Richardson Special Effects
Crew Vic Armstrong Stunt Coordinator
Camera Ray Andrew Steadicam Operator
Camera Derek V. Browne Camera Operator
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Crew Hunt Downs Unit Publicist
Production Richard Green Location Manager
Crew Arlene Phillips Choreographer
Sound Derek Ball Sound Mixer

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