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26 September 1973 (USA) See more »
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JIM BROWN goes over the wall to flash with a million $ stash.
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After a heist Curtis Hook (Jim Brown) is caught by the police. In jail various people want to know where he stashed the loot... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jim Brown ... Curtis X. Hook
Judy Pace ... Iris Daniels
Roland Bob Harris ... Captain Stambell (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Paul Harris ... Jackson Barney (as Paul E. Harris)

Frank DeKova ... Capiello

Ted Cassidy ... Glover
Frenchia Guizon ... Macey
John Dennis ... Sergeant Morella / Flood (per credits)
Jac Emel ... Zack
Quinn K. Redeker ... Warden (as Quinn Redeker)
Betty Cole ... Mother
Robert Phillips ... Cohalt

Dick Miller ... Taxi Driver
Jan Merlin ... Saddler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carmen Argenziano ... Minor Role
Rudy Challenger ... Minor Role

Charles Cyphers ... Nicol - Prison Guard (uncredited)
Luther Fear ... Fighter with Laundry Paddle (uncredited)

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Henry (uncredited)
John Lupton ... Detective Sergeant (uncredited)

Lew Sleeman ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Clement von Franckenstein ... Minor Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jonathan Kaplan 
 
Writing credits
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Richard DeLong Adams  (as Richard L. Adams)

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Luther Henderson 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Davis 
 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Fisk 
 
Production Management
Donald Heitzer .... production manager (as Don Heitzer)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Long .... assistant director
Thalmus Rasulala .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William B. Kaplan .... sound
 
Stunts
Nate Long .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Morris .... dolly grip
Bill Williams .... key grip
 

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91 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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The opening heist is shot in the same Baldwin Hills oil field location (near LAX) that was used as the 'Victory Motel' site in LA Confidential.See more »
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Pretty much EVERYONE is evil in this prison flick!, 11 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film begins with a robbery. It's a nasty affair--as they use poisonous gas to get the money. After leaving with the loot, one of them Curtis Hook (Jim Brown), betrays his partners--shooting them and hiding the money. Unfortunately for Hook, he's soon caught and sent to prison. Hook plans on just doing his time on a minor charge and collecting the money after he is released. But when he learns that the place where he hid the money is about to be demolished, he decides he must escape and reclaim the money instead. Plus, if he doesn't get out of the slammer soon, someone is bound to kill him, as practically EVERYONE seems to have it out for him.

For fans of old-time TV, this is an interesting film, as two of the most deadly tough guys in this prison are played by Frank DeKova ("F-Troop") and Ted Cassidy ("The Addams Family"). However, it's not the sort of film you might expect from these guys---it is VERY rough--with foul language and lots of violence. Plus, EVERYONE seems bad in this one--everyone. While Hook is terrifically amoral, so is everyone else--the guards, the gangs, the blacks and the whites. Because of this and because Hook is affiliated with no one, it is clearly NOT a blacksploitation film--just a very gritty prison flick. While it's not a great film (mostly because I hated EVERYONE), it was very good and well worth seeing.

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