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.
In the scene where the Germans discover Hatch's escape, the German guard reporting speaks Hungarian instead of German. Most likely, the actor was a Hungarian extra. He says "jelentem, a létszám 93 fo", which roughly translates as "(I report) ninety-three people are present." Also, one of the French Resistance men speaks English (to Hatch) with a noticeable Hungarian accent.
Capt. John Colby - The Players: England:
What's the verdict on Williams?
Major Karl Von Steiner - The Germans: A regrettable mistake.
Capt. John Colby - The Players: England: The whole bloody war's a regrettable mistake.
Major Karl Von Steiner - The Germans: I agree.
During the final football match several of the flags feature a counter clockwise swastika meaning it is not the symbol of National Socialism but the sign of the Buddha.
CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere.
$2,488,808 (USA) (31 July 1981)