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Frank Elli (novel)
James Poe (writer)
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12 May 1969 (Denmark) See more »
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They exploded the ugliest riot in prison history to cover their dangerous, desperate break for freedom.
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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. | Add synopsis »
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New Release: The Conversation Blu-ray
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Riot – Jim Brown, Gene Hackman d: Buzz Kulik
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Cast

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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)
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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 
 
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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
" Don't wait for me. I'll be here for one hundred years ", 30 April 2009
Author: thinker1691 from USA

Every prison throughout the world, whether state or Federal is an enclosed pressure cooker capped by an ever tightening lid of anger, hate and frustration. Within the walls are a collection of unruly, unpredictable, undisciplined gathering of misfits, murderers and anti-social types. For the most part they are watched and guarded so they do not escape their confinement which is the location for the film called " Riot. " Jim Brown stars as Cully Briston with Gene Hackman as Red Fraker. Although, Cully is to be released in a couple of months, 'Red' and his fellow inmates stage a small takeover in the infirmary which spills over to the detention ward. Having little to do with the initial incident, Cully nevertheless becomes part of the escalating situation when he helps his friends. Gerald O'Loughlin, plays one of the more contentious prison guards who has been throwing his weight around for years in the prison, suddenly feigns sickly and fragile in the face of death. Meanwhile, the Warden who has been vacationing, returns and orders the prisoners to cease and desist. As he prepares to send in his Riot-Squads, the prisoners plan on escaping with an Indian guide called Surefoot. (Ben Carruthers) The seconds tick away and the situation becomes hopelessly unmanageable. The Warden, the Guards and the prisoners all await the next turn of events. Strong character drama from Brown, Hackman and Mike Kellin give this feature a realistic aura and one sure to make high drama for the audience. Good Film and one of the best performances for Jim Brown. ****

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