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Escape to Athena Details


The original British version of Escape to Athena ran 125 minutes; American prints were judiciously cut to 101 minutes, emphasizing the action content and neutralizing the duller dialogue sequences. Roger Moore stars as Major Otto Hecht, an anti-Nazi German who presides over a World War II POW camp. The prisoners, played by such diverse types as Elliott Gould, David Niven, and Sonny Bono, plan an escape with a group of Greek partisans (headed by Telly Savalas). It's not that the POWs are dissatisfied with life behind barbed wire -- it's just that they've been coerced into rescuing valuable art treasures from the Nazis, and there's a possibility of turning a profit! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Roger Moore
as Maj. Otto Hecht
Telly Savalas
as Zeno
David Niven
as Prof. Blake
Claudia Cardinale
as Eleana
Richard Roundtree
as Nat Judson
Stefanie Powers
as Dottie Del Mar
Sonny Bono
as Bruno Rotelli
Elliott Gould
as Charlie Dane
Anthony Valentine
as Maj. Volkmann
Michael Sheard
as Mann
Richard Wren
as Reistoffer
Philip Locke
as Vogel
Steve Ubels
as Lantz
Elena Secota
as Brothel Girl
William Holden
as Prisoner
Siegfried Rauch
as Lt. Braun
Paul Picerni
Paul Stassino
William Holden
as Prisoner
Siegfried Rauch
as Lt. Braun


George Pan Cosmatos
Colin M. Brewer
Jack H. Wiener
George Pan Cosmatos
Screen Story
Edward Anhalt
Gilbert Taylor
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
John Graysmark
Art Director
Yvonne Blake
Costume Designer
Derek Ball
Sound/Sound Designer
Derek Cracknell
First Assistant Director