Movie Recommendations: #32

Escape to Victory(1981)

Director:John Huston

Starring:Michael Caine,Sylvester Stallone,Pelé,Bobby Moore.

Escape to Victory is a sports drama film about a fictional exhibition football match between Allied prisoners-of-war and the Germans in the backdrop of World War 2. The film featured appearances from several professional footballers, including two of the greatest of all time-Pele and Bobby Moore.

The film follows English Captain John Colby(Michael Caine), a former West Ham United player, as he attempts to put together a team to play against the Germans. The team comprises of former footballers who are now prisoners, including American POW Captain Robert Hatch(Sylvester Stallone) as the goalkeeper.The film tells an inspirational tale of the underdogs showing incredible team spirit and determination to fight against all odds, and is a must -watch for all lovers of the Beautiful Game.

 

 

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