Escape to Victory

Plot hole: In the scene where Colby is discussing tactics with the team, Pele interrupts and takes the chalk from Colby and says "Hatch gives me the ball here, I do this, this, this, this, goal" while drawing a line on the blackboard to indicate dribbling from one end of the pitch to the other. At that point in the film, Hatch was only the trainer, not the goalkeeper.

Plot hole: Hatch is told by the young boy that the escape is planned for half-time when they are already on the pitch. The senior Allied Officers in the crowd did not know this. When the team do not escape at half-time and return to the pitch, the Officers are shown to be surprised, even though they did not know the team was not planned to return.

Factual error: In the final football game scenes ( from about three-quarters of the way through the film or so) all the spectators are wearing 1970's clothes and have 1970's hairstyles.

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Hatch: This frigging game is ruining my life.

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