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.
Sylvester Stallone wanted to be the one to score the winning goal, but was persuaded by soccer-supporting cast and crew that a goalkeeper scoring would be absurd. In the years since this movie was made, Stallone has proven to be more right than the soccer experts. In the modern game, when there's nothing to lose, a goalkeeper will sometimes abandon his goal and go forward for a last minute set-piece such as a corner, adding to his team's numbers in the area near the goal. This tactic has occasionally succeeded. Manchester United's iconic goalie Peter Schmeichel scored such a goal in 1997.
Where do I stand for a corner kick?
Capt. John Colby - The Players: England: At the far post, facing the ball.
Hatch: Thanks. For a while there I thought you were keeping it a secret.
Around the 61th min. after Hatch escaped, when the German soldier comes to report the number of prisoners, he speaks in Hungarian, but not in German.
CBS edited 20 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere.
English, German, French