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I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)

In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

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Le Bras
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Davert (as Chris George)
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Jo-Jo (as Rick Ely)
James Luisi ...
Dazzas
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Maj. Marteau
Richard Rust ...
Sgt. Zamorra
Bob Harris ...
The Barber (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
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Rosenquist
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Blassier
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Leper Count
Eduardo Rosas López ...
Sergeant Brescano
Jonathan Dodge ...
Lieutenant Duplis
Quintín Bulnes ...
Sgt. Grizzoni
Gabriella Rios ...
Indian Girl
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In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

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He's the devil they named the island for! See more »

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Meuterei auf der Teufelsinsel  »

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Co-stars Jim Brown and Christopher George both appeared as nude centerfolds in Playgirl magazine. See more »

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Lebras: Jo Jo has two money-making talents: his fingers and his ass. He chose the wrong one, that's all.
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fast, cheap and in control, good film
24 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at 1 am Saturday on this TV out of Indianapolis and couldn't tape, tiVO or DVD it, so I stayed up to watch.

I liked the rough, LOW budget Corman style of this movie without the "composition and mannered shots" of the big budget Papillon with McQueen and Hoffman.

You could feel the roughness, smell, and atmosphere of being in prison in the middle of nowhere. The pig skinning was very realistic as was the language and full nudity.

This is not Camp Granada.

James Luisi goes on to become the constipated Lt. Doug Chapman in Rockford Files and Christopher George becomes an action cop on Hawaii five-O.

James Brown is the lead, but absent in the top of credits on IMDb, and Corman utilizes this low budget action star who was in many low budget films to interesting effect.

The guards, the brutality, the hopelessness... are all there in the French prison.

It almost feels like a documentary through the kinetic energy and cutting of the movie.

I really like Corman's attitude of "get 'er done" way before it became a catch phrase.

Enjoy.


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