Harmans Cross Movie Nights – Great Escaper

11 June 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00 -

Join Harmans Cross Village Hall Movie Night to see Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson in a true story about a WWII vet’s daring escape to the D-Day anniversary.

Harmans Cross Movie Nights - Great Escaper


11 June 2024    
19:00 - 22:00


Price: £5


Harmans Cross Village Hall
Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross, Dorset, BH19 3EB

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Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson star in this true-life heart warmer about the 89 year old 2nd WW Royal Navy veteran Bernard Jordan who in 2014 jauntily sneaked out of his seaside care home (where he lived with his wife Irene) on a secret mission to get aboard a cross-channel ferry and attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the D-day landings in Normandy — having failed to get included on an official group excursion. Of course the British press immediately dubbed him “the great escaper”.

Caine is Jordan, of course, bringing plenty of droll and lugubrious spark to the role, shuffling up and down the seafront, grumpily denouncing the trendy cyclists almost running him over on the pavement as “tossers” and letting the air out of their tyres. But he is arguably upstaged by Jackson as Irene, or Rene, who is sarky and sardonic to everyone, including her care worker Adele.

I think Bernard and Adele may well be the old folk some of us might aspire to being in due course !! But this is a fabulous film starring two British legends, and we are screening it 60 years almost to the day after the D-Day landings

Doors open at 7.00pm, as does the bar with the film commencing at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5.00 on the door

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