The McKenzie Break

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Overview

The McKenzie Break is an unusual POW escape drama in that the would-be escapees are German prisoners, held in a Scottish camp. When a Luftwaffe pilot is murdered in the compound, British major Ian Hendrey investigates. He suspects that the killing is tied in with a complex escape plan, engineered by German commander Helmut Griem. Before the inevitable break, the prisoners form into the sort of separate factions and pressure groups that fomented the Nazi upheaval in Germany in the first place. Based on a novel by ...
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Overview

The McKenzie Break is an unusual POW escape drama in that the would-be escapees are German prisoners, held in a Scottish camp. When a Luftwaffe pilot is murdered in the compound, British major Ian Hendrey investigates. He suspects that the killing is tied in with a complex escape plan, engineered by German commander Helmut Griem. Before the inevitable break, the prisoners form into the sort of separate factions and pressure groups that fomented the Nazi upheaval in Germany in the first place. Based on a novel by Sidney Shelley, The McKenzie Break was actually filmed in Ireland rather than Scotland.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2000
  • UPC: 883904129066
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Keith Capt. Jack Connor
Helmut Griem Kapitan Schluetter
Ian Hendry Maj. Perry
Patrick O'Connell Sgt. Major Cox
Caroline Mortimer STS Sgt. Bell
Horst Janson Neuchl
John Abineri Hauptman Kranz
Eric Allan Hochbauer
Constantin de Goguel Lt. Hall
Tom Kempinski Schmidt
Noel Purcell Ferry Captain
Alexander Allerson Von Sperrle
Emmet Bergin Orderly Johnston
Martin Dempsey Colonel
Desmond Perry Accomplice
Alec Doran Police Official
Conor Evans Orderly Joss
Frank Hayden Holtz
Vernon Hayden Scottish Dispatcher
John Kavanagh Police Inspector
David Kelly Adjutant
Des Keogh Guard
Mary Larkin Cpl. Watt
Brendan Mathews Guard
Ingo Mogendorf Lt. Fullgrabe
Jim Mooney Guard Foss
Mark Mulholland Skipper
Paul Murphy Weber
Gregg Palmer Lt. Berger
Joe Pilkington Police Communications Sergeant
Michael Sheard Unger
Robert Somerset Guard
Jack Watson Gen. Kerr
Technical Credits
Lamont Johnson Director
Arthur Gardner Producer
Arnold Laven Producer
Jules Levy Producer
Tiny Nicholls Costumes/Costume Designer
William W. Norton Screenwriter
Riz Ortolani Score Composer
Michael Reed Cinematographer
Tom Rolf Editor
Frank White Production Designer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Movie

    Good movie, Brian Kieth is excellent. An old fashion escape story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    not a review but a text correction of film description

    Brian Keith, not Ian Hendry, is the major who handles the investigation. He is an intelligence officer and comes up from London. Hendry may be the officer in charge of the camp but that is a minor role.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

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