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 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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The film is based on a non-fiction novel by Frank Elli. The novel described a real riot that took place in an Arizona state prison. 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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Jim Brown and Gene Hackman give fine performances in Riot
6 February 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

While I had watched this movie previously in the '90s, I forgot many of the details such as a dream sequence of Jim Brown being surrounded by a bevy of young black women in bikinis at a swimming pool or the following scene of the homosexual prisoners dressing up in drag. Quite exciting especially during the second half when the warden returns from his vacation and decides to fire away, his staff being held hostage damned. And, yes, Gene Hackman is also very good as a fellow prisoner who instigated the whole thing with Brown being a reluctant participant. So on that note, Riot is highly recommended. P.S. That Bill Medley song sure is hauntingly effective every time it plays on the score.


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