Based on a true story, this highly sought-after, made-for-TV World War II drama follows American officer Major Harry Cook (Doug McClure) as he's captured while aiding defecting Norwegian scientist Halden Brevik (Rene Auberjonois), who's been workingwith the Nazis on the atomic bomb. Locked inside Colditz Castle, Cook and Brevik mount an escape that involves using a makeshift glider to fly to Switzerland. Richard Basehart, Chuck Connors, Max Baer, Jr., Tom Skerritt also star. AKA: "The Birdmen,""Escape of the Birdmen." 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Chuck Connors, Doug McClure, Rene Auberjonois. Based on a true WWII story, a team of American soldiers are sent to Norway to help the scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Nazis defect. But they are captured and sent to a POW camp where their leader Major Harry Cook devises a plan for them to escape to Switzerland using a makeshift glider. Directed by Philip Leacock. 1971/color/85 min/NR/fullscreen.