Escape to Victory (1981)

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Escape to Victory (1981)

September 22

Poster for the movie "Escape to Victory"

The head of a German POW camp, soccer enthusiast Karl von Steiner (Max von Sydow) organizes a match between Nazi players and their Allied captives. Orchestrated as a way to push the Third Reich agenda, the high-profile game is set to feature an international team led by John Colby (Michael Caine), a veteran British player. While the team, which also includes Luis Fernandez (Pelé) of Trinidad, trains for the match, Robert Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) plans a dangerous mass escape from the camp. Commissioned by Joe Twyman (3-10-20)

Release date: July 30, 1981 (USA)
Director: John Huston
Box office: 27.5 million USD
Music composed by: Bill Conti
Screenplay: Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Maguire, Evan Jones


September 22
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