1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum-security
prisoner-of-war camp, designed tohold even the craftiest escape
artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the
finest escape team in military history brilliantly portrayed here by
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburnwho worked
on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the
most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great
Escape is based on a true story.
on a true story of youthful Belfast small-time thieves (Daniel
Day-Lewis and John Lynch), who's picked up--along with a most of his
British police and accused of a terrorist bombing he had nothing to do
with. Until then, Day-Lewis has been a ne'er-do-well, an apolitical
looking for a quick score. But confronted with the toughness of his own
father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the face of British torture, he begins
realize just what the stakes are.
World War II thriller. Lee Marvin is perfectly cast as a army major who
is offered a shot at personal and professional redemption. If he can
successfully train and discipline a squad of army rejects, misfits,
killers, prisoners, and psychopaths into a first-rate unit of
specialized soldiers, they'll earn a second chance to make up for their
woeful misdeeds. Of course, there's a catch: to obtain their pardons,
Marvin's band of badmen must agree to a suicide mission that will
parachute them into the danger zone of Nazi-occupied France.
on the true story of Henri Charriere, also known as Papillon, which is
French for 'butterfly'. A petty criminal, Papillon is wrongly convicted
of murder and sentenced to life in a French penal colony in 'Guiane'
(French Guiana, South America). Papillon is determined to escape but
attempt after attempt meets with difficulty, resulting in eventual
recapture. He continues his attempts to escape despite incarcerations
in solitary confinement as punishment.
on a true story about an Alcatraz prisoner who murdered a fellow
inmate and young lawyer from the public defender's office who's on his
first assignment - defending him. Kevin Bacon gives one of his finest
as a young prisoner who was driven to madness by unspeakably brutal
for three straight years.
Robbins plays a banker named Andy who's sent to Shawshank Prison
on a murder charge, but as he gets to know a life-term prisoner named
(Morgan Freeman), we realize there's reason to believe the banker's
was justifiable. We also realize that Andy's calm, quiet exterior hides
a great reserve of patience and fortitude, and Red comes to admire this
mild-mannered man who first struck him as weak and unfit for prison