The resistance's tunnellers break through to the showers in the dressing room at halftime, in an escape Hatch leads. Is Escape To Victory a great film? If you are not a football fan, this movie might just convert you! Colby is the captain and essentially the manager of the team and thus chooses his squad of players. First of all, Bill Conti offers up a first rate uplifting musical score. If Pele is the surprise star here, don't expect much of him on any level, as an actor or as a player. My impression is that soccer fans have an automatic win-win on this one, and that the game is seen as fresh and heroic in a good way.
Stallone excepted he was off doing his own thing most of the time , it was a happy shoot, and that shows in the movie, the non actors growing in confidence as the movie progresses. And yet,when we start to watch the Allied - Germans match, things get muchbetter: We watch terrific football from stars such as Pele, Ardiles,and Bobby Moore, with scenes such as Pele's goal being memorable to allsports fans. The other actor of fame, Sylvester Stallone, plays what is almost a caricature—the American who won't fit in because he is so rebellious and righteous. Of course there are those who won't quite see it that way and will dismiss it out of hand. Now I also think that the way thesoccer players acted was very realistic.
Many of the footballers came from the squad, who were at the time one of the most teams in Europe. Of course the longmidfield runs etc are a little unrealistic but the game itself is the moreenjoyable aspect of the film. Colby's superior officers repeatedly try to convince Colby to use the match as an opportunity for an escape attempt, but Colby consistently refuses, fearing that such an attempt will only result in getting his players killed. In 2005, the Prometheus Records label issued a limited edition soundtrack album of Conti's score. Contains Pele, Sylvester Stallone possibly his finest acting. A brilliant and fantastic film all round. With stars like Caine and Stallone on board, along with an array of football stars including the one and only Pele and gentleman Bobby Moore, it is truly a classic.
I had the pleasure of showing this film in my 8th grade Social Studies class and they enjoyed it thoroughly. Its the greatest war based football film ever! And they'd be perfectly sane to do so. Real-life players, led by Pele, do their part to support the script, but the film really comes into its own in the final match scene, which still moves me after all these years. As a War film it is only average, but as a Football spectacle it is veryinteresting. Enough reason alone to see the film. Hatch is indeed recaptured, and is put in solitary confinement. If you study itclosely, though, you will notice many positive and originalscenes.
And, on that level, it's one ofthe good ones. At the end of the film, the last part of Shostakovich's is also used to signify the triumphant conclusion of the story. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy the film, any sports fan can relate to the story that is thrust upon you. I think Michael Caine and Sly would have enjoyed making thisMovie. Stallone plays the loud-mouth American who is only interested in literally 'tackling' players, but who turns out to be a very good goalkeeper.
But please note that torrentbag does not cache any torrent files, it's a simple sipder that crawls pages on other sites. I think the film would have workedbetter if it had focused more on training al la Dirty Dozen rather thanopening up the stuff around Hatch's escape. His character is obviously more familiar with American football than the other kind, but don't let that stop an ambitious young fellow. Certainly, Huston was in failing health and not at the top of his game by this time but his work on this film was still memorable. There is a fair amount of disbelief suspending that needs to take placebefore you settle down. Colby Caine , a former footballer, isthe leading figure in the camp matches that take place. The 'Great Escape' style storyline may have been done before, but the end justifies the means in what is, in my opinion, an under-rated movie.
Truly in my opinion John Huston's best film! They couldn't act for toffee, none of them, but that's where Caine comes in. His screen time is brief and generally dull, oddly, though still fun. Victory 1981 A slow beginning leads not to a typical sports movie but to a parallel of a heist film. Finally, we have a nice plot with a couple of surprises, a great cast, and an auteur director. It rips off a Hungarian film about Dynamo Kiev. Soccer is not an easy sport to film and I think this film was done wonderfully. The reviews on this site are all over the map here.
I'm truly sorry if this ever happens. Its the greatest football based war film ever! Some people say that the story is old hat, but I disagree. It can't be expectation because when you read the plot, see that Sylvester Stallone is playing in goal and that a tubby 48 year old Caine is the captain of this soccer team! The football is not exaggerated like many other sportingMovies. Huston would have stood taller had he acknowledged the original work of the then unknown Fabri. This is when the film shows its true colours, a brilliantly executed, acted and shot football film. Huston's film is good, but the Hungarian original is far superior. Hatch plays , and makes excellent saves including one last save from a penalty kick as time expires to deny the Germans the win, drawing the game 4—4.
. However, Stallone is probably the best of thecast. Huston, much like Stallone, hadn't got a clue how to make a football based movie. As it stands the game isactually quite enjoyable, of course it doesn't really play out like a realfootball match, but it's very hard to get that in a film. The film received great attention upon its theatrical release, as it also starred professional , , , , , , and. Yabo Yablonsky wrote the script and the film was entered into the.