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Victory (Escape to Victory) (1981)

Victory
6.2 Rating
(142 ratings)
6.6 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Captain Robert Hatch - The Players: U.S.A.
Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Capt. John Colby - The Players: England
Pelé

Pelé

Cpl. Luis Fernandez - Allied Soccer Player - The Players: Brazil
Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore

Terry Brady - Allied Soccer Player - The Players: England
Osvaldo Ardiles

Osvaldo Ardiles

Carlos Rey - Allied Soccer Player - The Players: Argentina
Paul Van Himst

Paul Van Himst

Michel Fileu - The Players: Belgium
Kazimierz Deyna

Kazimierz Deyna

Paul Wolchek - The Players: Poland
Hallvar Thoresen

Hallvar Thoresen

Gunnar Hilsson - The Players: Norway


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Yabo Yablonsky

Yabo Yablonsky

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3 years, 7 months ago at Sep 2 2:57
yeah so what - a yank in goal for England - playing against the germans whilst digging out through the baths. Top film - personally I watch it everytime its on.

Escape to Victory

2 years, 4 months ago at Dec 1 1:45
Association football plays a central role of the film. A team of Allied prisoners of war (POWs), coached and represented by Englishman Captain John Colby (Michael Caine) (who was a professional footballer for West Ham United before the war) agree to play an exhibition match against a German team, only to find themselves involved in a German propaganda stunt.

Colby is the captain and... read more
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Release date: 30 July 1981
UPC: 012569070820
1981 (4), Sport (3), Escape (2), POW (2), Football (2), 1980s (2), 80's (2), Soccer (2), Honor (2), Solidarity (1), AE (1), Soccer Game (1), 1980's (1), WWII (1), World War II (1), Drama (1), Bad (1), Action (1), Nazis (1), 80s (1)
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"29/01/2014 Futistähtiä Peléstä Bobby Mooreen vilisevä Escape to Victory on paperilla kaunis idea. Tai lähinnä hauska. Natsit keksivät pelata propagandaottelun sotavankeja vastaan ja sotavangit saavat tehtäväkseen kerätä itse joukkueensa. Vankien seasta löytyy jalkapallojoukkueellinen oikeita ammattilaisia ja nämä ammattilaset ovat juurikin peléjä ja bobbymooreja. Pelikirja kaukana joga bonitosta ja saatanan Sylvester Stallone voisi olla enemmän hiljaa elokuvassa. Kaunista on m"


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" First of all, some respect to Pelé. He is a legendery soccer player and it`s a rare evidence of him. Now let`s get the movie point, the character of Stallone irritated me the whole movie. I wanted to punch him strongly every minute I saw him. it`s kinda ruin the whole movie for me. Thanks for Michael Caine who saved the story and the movie! "


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"2.7.2013 Ukrainalaiset pelasivat saksalaisia vastaan jalkapalloa Kiovassa 1942 ja pelaajia myöhemmin vangittiin, ei ainakaan teloitettu melko pian kuten Neuvostoliitto väitti. Tällä tarinalla nyt ei ole paljoa tekemistä tämän leffan kanssa, paitsi että natsit tässäkin on vastustajina jalkapallossa. Max on Sydow on urheiluhenkinen natsi, joka huomaa että vankileirin puulaakipojissa olisi ainesta näytösotteluun Pariisissa ja vinkkaa asiasta Michael Cainelle, joka tarttuu haasteeseen."


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" February 1st Why the low IMDB score? I'm not a soccer or sports fan in general, but I thoroughly enjoyed "Escape To Victory". It's not the most plausible POW movie, but it was very entertaining."


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"Katsottu: 1.3.2012 Syltty pelaa jalkapalloa Michael Cainen ja Pelén kanssa. Samalla yritetään paeta keskitysleiriltä. Ihan kiva idea ja toteutuskin on menevä. Jotain tästä kuitenkin jäi puuttumaan. Ehkä se keskitysleirielämä ei aivan vastannut realiteetteja. Liian puhtoinen kuvaus omalta osaltaan vähän vesitti teemoja. Noh, lopetus oli onnistunut, joten kyllähän tämän kerran tai toisenkin katsoo."


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bharath posted a review 2 years, 4 months ago

Escape to Victory

“Association football plays a central role of the film. A team of Allied prisoners of war (POWs), coached and represented by Englishman Captain John Colby (Michael Caine) (who was a professional footballer for West Ham United before the war) agree to play an exhibition match against a German team, only to find themselves involved in a German propaganda stunt.

Colby is the captain and essentially the manager of the team and thus chooses his squad of players. American POW Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) is not initially chosen, but eventually nags the reluctant Colby into letting him on the team.

Colby's superior officers repeatedly try to convince Colby to use the match as an opportunity for an escape attempt, but Colby consistently refuses, fearing that such an attempt will o” read more

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"12.4. 2011 One of the last works by John Huston combines elements from escape and sports films. In the plot Allied POWs prepare themselves for a soccer game against the German National Team. Meanwhile, British officers and the French resistance are arranging an escape plan for the prisoners. "Victory" praises solidarity and sense of honor, but the director mostly resorts to recycling old cliches from different genres. It is also a little too unrealistic to be taken seriously. At least the cast "


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“yeah so what - a yank in goal for England - playing against the germans whilst digging out through the baths. Top film - personally I watch it everytime its on.” read more

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