MOVIE – The Great Escaper
On Screen / Drama

MOVIE – The Great Escaper

Premieres: June 18 - 7:00 PM

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In the summer of 2014 — the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings — octogenarian Bernie Jordan made global headlines. He’d staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world — Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was the story we all tell ourselves to make war and old age bearable. The bitter-sweet script explores the reality with wit and a very big heart. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Irene — the story celebrates their love without sentimentality and with an eye to the lessons we can all learn from the Greatest Generation.

Cast: Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson

Genre: War, Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr. 37 mins.