The Great Escaper


Fox Theatre Fri, Jun 7 4:00 PM
Fox Theatre Sat, Jun 8 7:00 PM
Fox Theatre Sun, Jun 9 3:45 PM
Fox Theatre Tue, Jun 11 6:45 PM
Fox Theatre Wed, Jun 12 4:30 PM
Fox Theatre Thu, Jun 13 4:15 PM
Fox Theatre Fri, Jun 14 4:15 PM
Fox Theatre Sat, Jun 15 4:00 PM
Fox Theatre Sun, Jun 16 4:00 PM
Fox Theatre Tue, Jun 18 4:15 PM
Fox Theatre Wed, Jun 19 4:15 PM
Fox Theatre Thu, Jun 20 3:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:France
United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:Oliver Parker
STARRING:Michael Caine
Glenda Jackson
John Standing
Will Fletcher
Laura Marcus
Screenwriter:William Ivory


In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary.

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitized retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war.

Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson) – THE GREAT ESCAPER celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.