This a great movie for any football fan. A great set of stars from the70's, Pele and Stallone as a funny goalkeeper. This is one of myfavorite soccer movies. The storyline is not the best, but it iscatchy. Now the way the stadium was set up, the noise, it feel reallyreal. I would love to see a similar movie remade. Maybe a victory 2with todays's stars. Some people do not like the idea of sly as afootball player, I disagree, I think he playing the"football-ignorant"american is good. Now I also think that the way thesoccer players acted was very realistic. In special Pele was good. Iknow many friends in many countries outside the USA who just love thisfilm.
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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.
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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.
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Reviewed bydantt777Vote: 10/10/10
This is the antithesis to the "chick-flick" and up there with the great"male bonding" cameraderie movies such as "great Escape" and "The Man WhoWould Be King", and let's not exclude "The Longest Yard". Best scene by farin the movie is Pele's jaw-dropping upside-down kick, followed by Max VonSydow's sportsmanlike and awestruck applause, followed by glares of hatredfrom his German brethren. I can guarantee you that that scene is worth theprice of the admission(video rental) alone. As far as the non-soccer starcast goes, Michael Caine more than compensates for Sylvester Stallone, andthe rest do a credible job, with highest marks to Von Sydow as a 'good guy'on the other side.
Any football fans out there? If you haven't seen Escape To Victoryeither at Christmas, when it is usually on at a ridiculous time of themorning, or hired/bought it on DVD then you are really missing out.
There is a fair amount of disbelief suspending that needs to take placebefore you settle down. But, if you can numb your brain to the idea ofMicheal Caine playing professional football or indeed, SylvesterStallone doing the same in goal, you're in for a treat.
As a football fan, it was a real thrill to see the great Bobby Moorekicking a ball in anger and, against the Germans too (remember what Isaid about suspending disbelief).
OK, it isn't the greatest film ever made. But it isn't supposed to be.It's a bit of bubblegum that is just supposed to kill a couple ofhours. A feat the movie accomplishes handsomely.
I defy any football fan not to cheer when the goals go in or to cursewhen the Germans do well. Similarly, try and stifle your guffaws whenyou see Mr Caine trying to look like he knows what he's supposed to bedoing. Is it just me or does he become more cockney when he tries toconvey excitement in any of his roles?? Probably one of England's moreone dimensional acting talents.
If you don't enjoy it, you're missing the point of it. Nobody will everforget horror of war, it's ingrained. That isn't what this film isabout although it does have a stab at giving the viewer a clue aboutthe life of a POW in WWII.
No, the film is about entertainment. And, on that level, it's one ofthe good ones.