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But it is the riveting, yet underplayed, performance of Jim Brown that makes this movie an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Originally opposed to the riot since he has little time left to serve, Brown is forced into trying to keep things from getting out of hand by protecting a brutal guard. After which, Brown finds himself more and more named the leader and mastermind of the riot, first by the inmates, then to his dismay, by the warden. (Played by the real warden who is every bit as tough and believable as you might expect.) It's not just a movie about a prison break, it's a movie about leadership and command and how they can be thrust upon men and women.
Why this movie has never been replayed on cable in the last few decades escapes me, since the setting and story are timeless. As a matter of fact the only thing that gives away the date is a couple of police cars in one scene.
I won't ruin the ending, but believe me, you'll be surprised and not let down.
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I remember it being a lot better back in the day i still like it but not as muchPublished 3 months ago by Lee
Great movie. I have not seen it in quite awhile. I love Jim Brown and Gene HackmanPublished 5 months ago by J Alex
Gene Hackman and Jim Brown break out of an Arizona prison run a hard, no non-sense warden.
Good fun but predictable.