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Victory (1981)

As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

IMDB: 6.64 Likes

  • Genre: Action | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 992.84M
  • Resolution: 720x400 / 25.000 FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 116
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 1 / 2

The Synopsis for Victory (1981) 720p

In World War II, a group of Nazi officers come up with a propaganda event in which an all star Nazi team will play a team composed of Allied Prisoners of War in a Soccer (Football) game. The Prisoners agree, planning on using the game as a means of escape from the camp.

The Director and Players for Victory (1981) 720p

[Role:Director]John Huston
[Role:]Sylvester Stallone
[Role:]Michael Caine

The Reviews for Victory (1981) 720p

Reviewed byjcanettisVote: 7/10/10

If the part where the football match takes place was omitted, "Victory"would be a "5 stars out of 10" film. The reason is that although itfeatures two very good actors (Michael Caine - Max von Sydow), there isnot much to stand out: A rather incredulous WW2 plot, an average acting(what could you expect from professional footballers or fromStallone?), and a simply decent direction, produce an average result.Thankfully, there is more than that, as I will explain in more detaillater.

"Victory" is about some inmates in a WW2 prison camp, who have apassion for soccer. Captain J. Colby (Caine), a former footballer, isthe leading figure in the camp matches that take place. One day, he isspotted by football-fan Major Steiner (Max von Sydow) who proposes himthe idea of organizing a match between allied POWs vs. Germans. Colbyagrees, as he believes this will be a great morale-booster and a chancefor better prison conditions for those involved; however, more seniorinmates are skeptical, as they believe this will be a propaganda stuntfor the Germans. In the end, they also concur but only after they haveconvinced the team's goalie Capt. Hatch (Stallone) to arrange theteam's escape during the match. The difficulty is that both Colby andhis team are more interested in this game than in their freedom, sothey are hesitant on what they should finally do...

As I said, the movie is just watchable during its first part. And yet,when we start to watch the Allied - Germans match, things get muchbetter: We watch terrific football from stars such as Pele, Ardiles,and Bobby Moore, with scenes such as Pele's goal being memorable to allsports fans. Of course, if you are not into soccer, then perhaps youwon't get that excited (although the spectacle can be exciting fornon-fans, too). But if you like the King of Sports, then you willcertainly enjoy this film. 7/10.

For some this will be terrific, for most it's a fun twist on familiar sports and prison escape plotsReviewed bysecondtakeVote: 6/10

Victory (1981)

A slow beginning leads not to a typical sports movie but to a parallel of a heist film. That is, this group of prisoners has to think of an unusual way to pull off a job— their escape from a Nazi prison camp. The method? A soccer match. It's ludicrous I suppose but it's fun, and there are enough turns of plot to keep you going whether you like light-hearted WWII films or sports films.

If Pele is the surprise star here, don't expect much of him on any level, as an actor or as a player. His screen time is brief and generally dull, oddly, though still fun. But Michael Caine is his usual dependable excellent self, here as a once-great soccer player now leading a team of prisoners. He is given permission to get the best players he can find in all the Nazi prisons, assembling a kind of uber-team of stragglers and has-beens.

The other actor of fame, Sylvester Stallone, plays what is almost a caricature—the American who won't fit in because he is so rebellious and righteous. And right, we hope. He eventually becomes a last-minute goalkeeper, and it's kind of hilarious and impressive (he's young but already ripped). His character is obviously more familiar with American football than the other kind, but don't let that stop an ambitious young fellow.

The movie is an odd mix of acting styles and it's a bumbling kind of plot at first, but it steadily builds itself into something to cheer about. The end will be a surprise, by the way, and is maybe the one shining moment where the film, as a bit of movie-making, steps out of the box.

The reviews on this site are all over the map here. My impression is that soccer fans have an automatic win-win on this one, and that the game is seen as fresh and heroic in a good way. If you don't like soccer in particular, the sport is just a lively device to work the larger plot. As a prison film or escape film this is way out of its league, sure it is, but it's still solid and inventive in its own small ways. When it gets so unlikely you have to groan, don't worry, there is a sense of beating the odds to every aspect of the plot, so why not?

As you can see, it's easy to enjoy this movie even if it's nothing to write home about. Fair enough.

Reviewed byp_empiVote: /10

Many people have passed negative comments about this film.If you study itclosely, though, you will notice many positive and originalscenes.

The football is not exaggerated like many other sportingMovies.

I first saw it when it was released in 1981/82 and thought it was verygood.As a War film it is only average, but as a Football spectacle it is veryinteresting.The fact that the makers used real life footballers, including the greatmanhimself "Pele" is original.We are actually seeing first class football players do their stuff in acontrolled Movie enviroment... Heck some of them even try toact!

I think Michael Caine and Sly would have enjoyed making thisMovie.

The message from the Movie is that Football is a game which is understoodbyeveryone and will always be played under any circumstances. It is theUniversal game and always will be!

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