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Breakout

Breakout is a cheap exploitation pic with Charles Bronson as a carefree aviator who rescues Robert Duvall from the Mexican prison frameup engineered by his father-in-law, John Huston. Jill Ireland, Duvall's wife, wants him back badly.

Breakout is a cheap exploitation pic with Charles Bronson as a carefree aviator who rescues Robert Duvall from the Mexican prison frameup engineered by his father-in-law, John Huston. Jill Ireland, Duvall’s wife, wants him back badly.

The spitball plot [from the novel The Second Jailbreak by Warren Hinckle, William Turner and Eliot Asinof] is the sort of thing Columbia made before Frank Capra. Director Tom Gries and the entire cast perform as though they all had better things to do.

Breakout

  • Production: Persky-Bright/Vista. Director Tom Gries; Producer Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler; Screenplay Howard B. Kreitsek, Marc Norman, Elliott Baker; Camera Lucien Ballard; Editor Bud Isaacs; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director Alfred Sweeney Jr
  • Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 96 MIN.
  • With: Charles Bronson Robert Duvall Jill Ireland John Huston Randy Quaid Sheree North