MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,720 this week

Riot (1969)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 May 1969 (Denmark)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 253 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 16 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 51 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 470 titles
created 19 May 2013
 
a list of 68 titles
created 16 May 2014
 
a list of 2202 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Riot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Riot (1969)

Riot (1969) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Riot.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.

Director: David Drury
Stars: Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey
Riot (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Di Lello, David C. Johnson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dante Basco, Kieu Chinh, Mako
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd
Misunderstood (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Stars: Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas, Rip Torn
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate.... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Ann-Margret, Ellen Burstyn
Kenner (1968)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An American travels to India to avenge the murder of his business partner. But on the path to vengeance he discovers both love and responsibility. Stars Jim Brown.

Director: Steve Sekely
Stars: Jim Brown, Madlyn Rhue, Robert Coote
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March
Black Gunn (1972)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn
Target (1985)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn
Stars: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cully Briston
...
Red Fraker
Mike Kellin ...
Bugsy
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Grossman
Ben Carruthers ...
Surefoot
...
Mary Sheldon
Bill Walker ...
Jake
Jerry Thompson ...
Fisk
Ricky Summers ...
Gravel Gertie
Mr. Gerri ...
Queen #1
John Neiderhauser ...
Queen #2
Frank Eyman ...
The Warden (as Warden Frank A. Eyman)
Edit

Storyline

Cully Briston is serving a 5 year sentence in an Arizona prison.He's not getting along well with the Sergeant of the guards who, on finding a bottle of moonshine near Cully, sends him to the isolation block.Arriving there Cully discovers that inmates have taken over the block and have taken the guards as hostages.Inmate Red Fraker is the leader of the revolt and asks Cully to join them in a mass escape.Cully tries to temper the inmates and avoid the killing of the guards who could be more useful as hostages during negotiations with state officials.Riot leader Red Fraker asks Cully to join the escape attempt and Cully reluctantly agrees.They decide to pretend negotiating better living conditions for the prison inmates in order to gain time for their real aim which is escaping.When Cully asks Red how would this even be possible, Red reveals the existence of an old tunnel, built under the prison auditorium. Very few inmates and no prison staff members know about the tunnel's ... Written by nufs68

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | arizona | escape | inmate | riot | See All (29) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 1969 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Motín  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Arizona State Penitentiary warden Frank A. Eyman and 600 inmates and prison staff appear in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

100 YEARS
Lyric by Robert Wells
Music by Krzysztof Komeda (as Christopher Komeda)
Sung by Bill Medley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
it's okay if you could put your reasoning aside
17 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

okay, here are what i don't think this movie and its screenplay are good enough: 1) never thought the black prisoners and the white ones could be so united in any prison history 2) the leader of the white prisoner, and the leader of the black ones seemed to respect each other quite well, they also cooperated with each other like brothers. the movie was released in 1969, and probably shot in the year before. do you think in that era and time frame, the blacks could have mixed with the whites so smoothly? they were used to be oil and water, they never could be mixed together, no matter what. 3) the black guy got a thick and high quality cow hide belt, and when he wanted to punch somebody, he just unbelted it from his waist and wrapped around his right fist. are you sure, dude? prisoners could have regular belts around his waists and never considered a dangerous weapon to other inmates and the prisons authorities? if shanks made in plastic or metal are considered deadly weapons, what about the belts? they could also be used as deadly weapons, don't you think? there are so many details that didn't feel all right but you can also let them go if you really need to watch a not quite exciting prison riot film but either a black prisoner's day dream or fantasy.


0 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sad badsideefex
Discuss Riot (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?