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Sports film of the week: Escape to Victory

Pele, Bobby Moore and Sylvester Stallone starring side by side? Yes please.

Title: Escape to Victory

Director: John Huston

Starring: Max Von Sydow, Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pele.

Release date: 1981

The plot: A Major in the German army and former international soccer player organises a match involving his colleagues taking on a side comprising of Allied prisoners, which somehow happens to include Pele, Bobby Moore et al. Consequently, the allies resolve to devise a subtle escape plan during the match.

Typical YouTube comment: “futbol+war+stallone-pele i need to watch this.”

Watch the entire film here…

YouTube credit: teammovieschannel

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