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Escape to Victory

Stallone in goal? How likely is it that any of the players would’ve given a toss that they might have won that game and decided to stay on? Not very bloody likely we’d say but leaving that aside, or indeed wy the tunnelers chose to come through the bottom of the bath since the weight on it would surely have been greater than in any other part of the dressing room, this remains something we’ll always find ourselves watching whenever it’s on.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    October 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Another staple of long-gone Bank Holidays or Boxing Days, when all the flares and parkas and plimsolls run past the cameras at the end and Sylvester Stallone dribbles the ball all the way up the pitch.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    January 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I always enjoyed this film when I was younger and always thought a film that involved Michael Caine, Pele and Sly Stallone had something going for it. Also Anton Diffring plays a Nazi as per usual, but more interestingly as a football commentator than someone in the SS. A unique film, Escape To Victory managed to please both football and war film fans.

  3. Richardpd

    January 21, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve not seen this for years but it’s always fun to watch due to the mixture of footballers & actors in the cast.

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