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Directed by John Huston (The African Queen) and co-written by UK-based Evan Jones, this assured and uncomplicated film was co-produced by British outfit Victory Company. Starring prolific UK actor Michael Caine and British football player Bobby Moore, the final football game features some of the finest and most gripping sports action in film history.





As a football enthusiast, Major Karl von Steiner (Max von Sydow) organises a match between Nazi players and their Allied captives as a way to push the Third Reich agenda. While a heavy-hitting international team including veteran British player John Colby (Michael Caine) and Luis Fernandez (Pelé) of Trinidad trains for the match, Robert Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) plans a risky mass escape from the camp.