PG | | Drama, Sport, War
As allied P.O.W.s 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.
Reportedly, Sylvester Stallone insisted that his character score the game-winning goal in this movie, as he felt he was the biggest star in this movie. The non-American crew was finally able to convince him of the absurdity of the goalkeeper scoring the winning goal, and the penalty shot was specifically written to placate his ego.
German - The Commentators:
And listen to that applause!
German - The Commentators: The crowd is going wild!
When Stalone is in Paris subway, he looks at a list of stations that must appear on a map. We see the station "Guy Moquet". The 1940s station name was "Marcadet - Balagny". Guy Moquet was a communist resistant executed by the German in 1941. The station was named after him only in 1946.
CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere.
English, German, French
Join us Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for IMDb LIVE After the Emmys, with exclusive interviews, and more. Plus, see what IMDb editors are watching this month.