Allied prisoners tunnel out of a stalag, then return to avenge fellow escapees executed by the Nazis.
“The Great Escape II: The Untold Story” is a made-for-television movie that was released in 1988. It is a sequel to the classic 1963 film “The Great Escape,” which starred Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough.
The plot of “The Great Escape II: The Untold Story” follows a group of Allied prisoners of war during World War II who are imprisoned in a German prison camp. The prisoners, led by American captain Virgil Hilts (played by Christopher Reeve), decide to plan a daring escape from the camp.
However, unlike the original film, the focus of this sequel is on the lesser-known true story of the prisoners who were recaptured and executed by the Germans after their failed escape attempt. The film explores the conditions of the prisoners’ captivity and the brutal treatment they endured at the hands of their captors.
Overall, “The Great Escape II: The Untold Story” received mixed reviews upon its release. While some critics praised its attention to historical accuracy and its depiction of the harsh realities of war, others criticized it for lacking the star power and excitement of the original film.