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Riot (1969)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  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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Cully Briston
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Mike Kellin ...
Bugsy
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Grossman
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Mary Sheldon
Bill Walker ...
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Jerry Thompson ...
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Frank Eyman ...
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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

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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12 May 1969 (Denmark)  »

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

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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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