American helmer John Huston directs a knuckle-chewingly unlikely cast of sports stars and proper actors, in a joyously daft plot about Allied WWII POWs doing a runner during a hugely overblown footy match.
Oh God Not AGAIN
Identical core plot device, up until the final 20 minutes - in which extra time fails to separate the Germans and the Allies. Due to the presence of British players in the team, the game naturally goes to penalties, and we lose.
Ahh, the good old days of always losing to Jerry on spot-kicks, eh?