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Escape to Victory (Victory)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure, War
Release Date:July 16, 1981
Running time:110 minutes
Cast:Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Pele, Bobby Moore, Osvaldo Ardiles
Director:John Huston
Producer:Mario Kassar
Writer:Evan Jones, Jeff Maguire
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: John Huston directed this exciting World War II action film, which culminates in a rousing soccer game. In a German prisoner of war camp, Major Karl von Steiner (Max Von Sydow), the camp commander, once a member of the German national soccer team, decides to put together a soccer match between a team of Allied prisoners, led by Captain John Colby (Michael Caine), a former English international soccer player. The game is to be played in Colombes Stadium in Paris and exploited for maximum propaganda effect by the Nazi publicity machine. Robert Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) is enlisted to assist the Allied prisoners to train for the event. But, in fact, the Allies are planning a risky escape during the soccer match. Famed Brazilian soccer great Pele makes an appearance in the film, along with Bobby Moore, the captain of Britain's 1966 World Cup champions, and Argentine soccer star Osvaldo Ardiles.~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

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