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.
This movie is similar in storyline to two earlier European movies made around 1962. Firstly, it is similar to the Hungarian black-and-white movie Two Half-Times in Hell (1961). Winner of the Critics' Award at the 1962 Boston Cinema Festival, this movie told of a soccer match between Allied P.O.W.s and German soldiers and held on Adolf Hitler's birthday. This movie is also similar in storyline to the earlier Russian movie, Tretiy taym (1963).
When the German player (Baumann) takes the penalty kick, his hair is dry in a scene a few seconds prior to the kick, then it's wet with sweat when he places the ball and then it's dry again after he scores.
CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere.
English, German, French