Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
In World War II, a group of Nazi officers come up with a propaganda event in which an all star Nazi team will play a team composed of Allied Prisoners of War in a Soccer (Football) game. The Prisoners agree, planning on using the game as a means of escape from the camp.Written by
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When questioned by news reporters in 2014, Ossie Ardiles said that his greatest ever sporting moment was playing in 'Victory', despite Ardiles being a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1978, and having other major honors throughout his football career. See more »
The team refuses to escape during the halftime, and return to the stadium to play the second half of the game. The two allied officers in the bleachers see this and are shocked, looking very disappointed, probably thinking something went wrong and the escape couldn't be arranged. However, there is no reason for them to be disappointed, since they could have no idea that the escape was arranged for the halftime break. Even the players were told just moments before the game. See more »
I was looking through the action collection at the video store and trying to find something that might interest my husband and myself, a daunting task. When I picked up Victory, I thought 'why not?' as it has Max Von Sydow who we both enjoy. The fact that it had Michael Caine was an added bonus. Besides I wanted to know what kind of film could have those two AND Sylvester Stallone. Somehow I couldn't picture Stallone playing football with the Europeans, at least not doing it well. I was right. Stallone couldn't play, but it didn't matter because that was part of the shtick for the character.
I'll admit that there were a couple of places where the plot was rather predictable and places where I simply thought it was completely unbelievable. However, all in all I would recommend this movie. It's fun and, at times, touching.
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