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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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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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it's okay if you could put your reasoning aside, 17 February 2013
Author: rightwingisevil from United States

okay, here are what i don't think this movie and its screenplay are good enough: 1) never thought the black prisoners and the white ones could be so united in any prison history 2) the leader of the white prisoner, and the leader of the black ones seemed to respect each other quite well, they also cooperated with each other like brothers. the movie was released in 1969, and probably shot in the year before. do you think in that era and time frame, the blacks could have mixed with the whites so smoothly? they were used to be oil and water, they never could be mixed together, no matter what. 3) the black guy got a thick and high quality cow hide belt, and when he wanted to punch somebody, he just unbelted it from his waist and wrapped around his right fist. are you sure, dude? prisoners could have regular belts around his waists and never considered a dangerous weapon to other inmates and the prisons authorities? if shanks made in plastic or metal are considered deadly weapons, what about the belts? they could also be used as deadly weapons, don't you think? there are so many details that didn't feel all right but you can also let them go if you really need to watch a not quite exciting prison riot film but either a black prisoner's day dream or fantasy.

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