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Riot (1969)

 -  Drama  -  12 May 1969 (Denmark)
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A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

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A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

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They exploded the ugliest riot in prison history to cover their dangerous, desperate break for freedom.

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Ausbruch der Verdammten  »

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100 YEARS
Lyric by Robert Wells
Music by Krzysztof Komeda (as Christopher Komeda)
Sung by Bill Medley
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Grim, brutal, realistic prison drama.
13 February 1999 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

A small group of prisoners decide to use the pretext of a riot to cover an escape plan. A fine performance by Hackman, in one of his earlier roles - Jim

Brown's gritty realistic portrayal of a reluctant pawn in the escape plan gives proof of the super-stardom he would have achieved, had he kept his off screen affairs in order. The action is non-stop, and screams to an unpredictable conclusion. Fine title song performed by Bill (Righteous Brother) Medley.


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