Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Beautiful Game


Answer: Escape to Victory
Numerous Ipswich Town F.C.(pic1) players were in the film, including John Wark, Russell Osman, Laurie Sivell, Robin Turner and Kevin O'Callaghan. Further Ipswich Town players stood in for actors in the football scenes - Kevin Beattie for Michael Caine, and Paul Cooper for Sylvester Stallone.
The film was inspired by the true story of Dynamo Kyiv's (pic 2) players, who defeated German soldiers while Ukraine was occupied by German troops in World War II.
English World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks (pic 3) was closely involved in the film and coached Sylvester Stallone
The movie starred football superstars Bobby Moore (pic 4) , Osvaldo Ardiles, Kazimierz Deyna and Pelé.

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