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Riot -- 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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Frank Elli (novel)
James Poe (writer)
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Release Date:
12 May 1969 (Denmark) See more »
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Freedom ... by any means necessary. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jim Brown and Gene Hackman give fine performances in Riot See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Brown ... Cully Briston

Gene Hackman ... Red Fraker
Mike Kellin ... Bugsy
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Grossman
Ben Carruthers ... Surefoot

Clifford David ... 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)

Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Elli  novel "The Riot"
James Poe  writer

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Krzysztof Komeda  (as Christopher Komeda)
 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser 
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant 
 
Production Design by
Paul Sylbert 
 
Makeup Department
Charles Blackman .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
William Davidson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... second assistant director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director
Alan Rudolph .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Walter Goss .... sound recordist
Clem Portman .... sound recordist
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrober
 
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96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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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Jim Brown and Gene Hackman give fine performances in Riot, 6 February 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

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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