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Writers:
Frank Elli (novel)
James Poe (writer)
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Release Date:
12 May 1969 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
They exploded the ugliest riot in prison history to cover their dangerous, desperate break for freedom.
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. | Add synopsis »
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(4 articles)
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Maybe not a forgotten gem,but watchable all the same. 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 
 
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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Runtime:
96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Maybe not a forgotten gem,but watchable all the same., 24 October 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

Small budget movie,which Gene Hackman's fans might want to see.Its main originality lies in the fact that it does not show life in prison,but the inmates' revenge ,after a few wardens have been held hostages .The prisoners try to fool the prison authorities as they write a petition in order to improve their living conditions in jail while digging a tunnel .But it's many a mile to freedom .Not as good as Siegel's "escape from Alcatraz" (both movies are reportedly true stories).Very violent ,mainly in the second half.

Note:the movie was produced by William Castle with a score by Christopher Komeda.This team worked on "Rosemary's baby" the year before.And "Riot" music resembles that of "Rosemary".Notably,the sequence when the men are walking through the tunnel uses almost the same music as the sequence when Rosemary ,with a knife in her hand,walks through the corridor that leads to the Castevet's apartment.

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